or: Dr. Ousmane SENE

Professor of African Literature at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, and since July 2004 the new Director of WARC replacing Dr. Wendy Wilson-Fall. Apart from assuming the directorship of WARC and his teaching research duties at UCAD, Professor Sene is also involved in study abroad and academic exchanges in Senegal.

President of AROA (Senegal) :
Dr. Ibrahima THIOUB

Chair of the History Department at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He holds a doctorate in African Modern History and teaches courses on the history and historiography of Africa, the history of Islam, and African historiography of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade.

Administrative and Technical Director :
Abdoulaye NIANG

Accountant by training and computer scientist. He received special training at Columbia University as well as at MSU on web design. He also serves as a trainer in Website design, Computer Sciences and Internet Use. Adviser to Librarians, he is in charge of the scanning unit for the West African Digital Library and responsible for the technical process of the ALMA project at WARC. He is also in charge of the budget execution, financial report, accounts follow up, payment management, etc..

Administrative Assistant:
Mame Coumba NDOYE

Multilingual, she received her Master's degree in English at Cheikh Anta Diop University and benefited from her experience as an English teacher. With several trainings in different institutions, she has also had experience in computer sciences. She is also the Webmaster.

Program Assistant: Amadou DIENG

He obtained his Baccalaureate diploma and did political and law studies at Cheikh Anta Diop University for two years. He joined the Center in 1999. Since the death of Iba Fallou THIAM in February 2003, he became the messenger and security monitor for the center. Now, as of February 2004, he is the program assistant of RED.

Librarian: Adama DIOUF

She joined the Center in October 2002. She attended the Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists Universitary School of UCAD (EBAD) where she got her degree in Library Sciences. She is now the head of the library and receives help with her tasks (cataloguing, giving directions to users, ...) from her assistant, Ousseynou Dia.

Security and maintenance:
Serigne Bassirou NDIAYE

He is a part of the maintenance staff and a messenger for the WARC.

Security and maintenance:
Seydou SANA

He works as a part of the maintenance staff and as a messenger for the Center. He started to work at WARC in 1999.


He joined WARC as a watchman in 1997, upon the center's relocation to Fann.

Mamadou Moustapha BA

He joined WARC as a watchman in 1997, upon the center's relocation to Fann.