Salem, Lemine Ould M.

Biography

A former Paris correspondent to the BBC’s French service, and a contributor to several French media outlets, including the daily paper Libération, Lemine Ould M. Salem is currently La Tribune de Genève and Sud-Ouest’s correspondent in the Sahel. This Mauritanian-born journalist is specialized in news from his native region, the Sahara, where he spends several months a year. Over the past few years, he has met local Al Qaida chiefs on several occasions. In 2012, he made an extensive visit to northern Mali, while it was under occupation by jihadist organizations, including the group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar.