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Mano River Union Secretary General El-Hadj Habib Diallo dies in car crash in Sierra Leone

Mano River Union Secretary General El-Hadj Habib Diallo dies in car crash in Sierra Leone

The Secretary General of the Mano River Union (MRU) has died in motor accident. Mr. Thierno El-Hadj Habib Diallo, 65, and two of his family members were killed in a car crash in Sierra Leone while on their way to neighboring Guinea.

The diplomat and executive secretary of the regional organization, El-hadj Habib Diallo, 65, was killed in a tragic car accident in Sierra Leone along with two other people, his family.

Elhadj Thierno Habib Diallo, died the morning of Saturday, July 2, 2011 following a traffic accident in Kambia, a town a few miles from Pamelap on the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Diallo, a former Ambassador and Secretary General to Guinea’s Foreign Minister has held his post at the Mano River Union, a sub-regional economic grouping of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, since May 2010.

He attended the just ended international dialogue on peacebuilding and statebuilding in Monrovia. Ivory Coast is an observing member of the union.

The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured. Diallo leaves behind two wives and six children.

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  • May his soul rest in peace.

    The accident should be investigated, I think. Who knows, there might be political reasons behind his accident, as he is a high profile.

    07/05/2011

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