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Saint-Louis Primary school (1945-1952); William Ponty Secondary school (1953-1957) and Teacher Training College, Sébikotane (1957); baccalaureate in philosophy, Lycée Faidherbe, Saint-Louis (1959); degree in private law, Faculty of Law, Dakar (1964); certificates from the National Judicial Studies Centre in Bordeaux and Paris (1966)
Judge (1966), Vice-President (1974-1976) then President (1976-1984) of the Dakar Court; Member of the Higher Council of the Magistrature (1976-1984); Counsel (1985-1990) then Secretary General (1991) of the Supreme Court; First President of the Court of Appeal (1991-1992) and Court of Cassation (1992-1993); President of the Constitutional Council (1993-2002), State Minister, Sports Minister (November 2002-2005)
Junior schoolboys international footballer (1957-1960); footballer with the Gorea Sports Association (1953-1959, 1960-1963) and with the Saint-Louis team (1960); gold medal in the Dakar Friendship Games (1963); arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Vice-President of the Senegalese Football Federation (1980-1984) then President (1986-1988) of the Provisional National Committee responsible for reorganising, managing and developing football in Senegal; President of the Senegalese Lawn Tennis Federation (1983-1986); President of the Gorea Sports Association (1986-2002), then Honorary President (2002-)
President of the following Senegalese Associations: Diabetic Support (ASSAD) (1981-2002) then Honorary President (2002-), Juridical Studies and Research (ASERJ) (1982-2002), for African Unity (ASSUNAF) (1985-2002); founder member and President of the Senegalese Magistrates Union (UMS) (1968-1986); founder member of the following Senegalese Associations: United Nations (ASNU), Maritime Law, Personal Injuries Study and Research; Honorary President of the Senegalese Copyright Association (ASERPLA)
Chair of the Ethics Commission (2007-2015) then Chair of the Ethics Commission elected by the Session (2015-2017); member of the Juridical Commission (2002-2015)