IFJ Africa Office former official passes away in Dakar
Libasse Hane, 51, a former official at the IFJ Africa office in Dakar, died on Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 after a brief illness. Libasse joined the IFJ in March 2009 as Programme Officer, Freedom of Expression and Communications. He was instrumental in the publication of the Freedom of Expression Report 2009 and also played a valuable role in issuing alerts on the violation of journalists’ rights across the continent.
He left the IFJ in February 2011 to join PANOS Dakar, where he had been working until his death. He is survived by a wife and three children. The IFJ expresses its condolences to Libasse’s family. May he rest in perfect peace.