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African media mourns and honours the late FAAPA President


The Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) President Khalil Hachimi Idrissi passed away on April 8, 2023, in Rabat, Morocco, and has been remembered by African journalists.

The journalists, who were shocked to learn of his passing, have sent their condolences to FAAPA, the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), the grieving family, and other family members on various digital media channels.


“This is a significant loss for the African news agency community. Mr. Khalil promoted professionalism by fostering capacity-building and cross-sector knowledge sharing. Beatrice Asamani Savage of the Ghana News Agency remarked, “May His sweet soul rest quietly with the Almighty.

Repose in peace. A journalist from Sierra Leone named Sackoh Turay said on the ‘Réseau JS’ platform, a group of African journalists dedicated to the long-term advancement of culture and sports on the continent, “You will forever be remembered.”

Journalist from Ivory Coast Oulidehi Magloire also expressed astonishment at Hachimi Idrissi’s departure, adding, “It is very sad and I can only wish that his soul Rests in Peace.”

The late Khalil Hachimi was referred to as a “genius who will forever be missed by the inky fraternity” by Liberian journalist Gortor Wilfred.

He stated on the “Réseau JS” platform that “he actually demonstrated passion for journalism in all its forms, and will be missed dearly.”

Other African journalists in the diaspora praised the late FAAPA President for his humility and sense of responsibility while paying respect to Khalil Hachimi on Facebook and Twitter.

They all agreed that he will be remembered for the energy he brought to the FAAPA’s efforts.
According to Islamic principles, Khalil Hachimi, who was 67, has now been interred.

He earned his degree from the Institute of Geography at the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne, and in October 2014, he was chosen to lead FAAPA.

He became active in the creation and development of intercultural and community communication in France, where he worked in numerous radio stations, very early on. In the early 1980s.

While paying honour to Khalil Hachimi on Facebook and Twitter, several African journalists in the diaspora hailed the late FAAPA President for his humility and sense of responsibility.

They all concurred that he will be remembered for the vigour with which he supported the work of the FAAPA.
Khalil Hachimi, who was 67 years old, has now been buried in accordance with Islamic standards.

In October 2014, he was selected to head FAAPA. He received his degree from the Institute of Geography at the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne.

at France, where he worked at various radio stations, he got actively involved in the founding and growth of intercultural and communal communication very early on. early in the 1980s.

He founded “Aujourd’hui Le Maroc”, a generalist French-speaking daily, in the year 2000.
Prior to being elected, in 2008, President of the FMEJ (Moroccan Federation of Newspaper Publishers), a position to which he was re-elected in 2011, he served as President of the Jury of the Grand National Press Prize in 2007.


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