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Tijani Ould Kerim (Born 13 December 1951, in Mederdra, Mauritania) is a Mauritania teacher and diplomat.
Mederdra is a small town and commune in south-west Mauritania. In 2000 it had a population of 6,858.
Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.
A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.
Kerim graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris in 1976.
Sorbonne University is a public research university in Paris, France, established by the merger in 2018 of Paris-Sorbonne University, Pierre et Marie Curie University, and other smaller institutions. The date 1257 on its emblem refers to the historical University of Paris, whose Collège de Sorbonne was founded in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon, and eventually became the current Faculty of Humanities of Sorbonne University.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
His first career path was to become a teacher. Later he was president of the Mauritanian Youth organisation (JPPM) and High Commissioner for Youth (Junior Minister) under President Mokhtar Ould Daddah, between 1977 and 1978. He became a Member of Parliament, between 1992 and 1996. He then became the Mauritanian diplomat to Gambia, from 1996 to 1999. After this he became the ambassador to the Ivory Coast from 1999 to 2002, to Canada from 2002 to 2004 and to the USAfrom 2004.
An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment. The word is also often used more liberally for persons who are known, without national appointment, to represent certain professions, activities and fields of endeavor such as sales.
Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
The original inhabitants of Mauritania were the Bafour, presumably a Mande ethnic group, connected to the contemporary Arabized minor social group of Imraguen ("fishermen") on the Atlantic coast.
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Kerim is both a masculine given name and a surname. People with the name include:
Tijani is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Football Club Nouadhibou is a Mauritanian football club located in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. It currently plays in Mauritanian Premier League. The club's main rival is ASC Snim which is also of the city.
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