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Mohamed Salama Badi

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Religion  Sunni Islam
Political party  Polisario Front
Occupation  Diplomat
Alma mater  Algeria
Residence  Dili,  Timor-Leste
Role  Ambassador
Preceded by  Mohamed Kamal Fadel
Name  Mohamed Badi

Mohamed Salama Badi

Prime Minister  Abdelkader Taleb Omar

Mohamed Salama Badi (born 1966 in El Aaiun, Western Sahara) is the current Sahrawi ambassador to Timor-Leste. He speaks Hassaniya (a variety of Arabic), and Spanish.


Personal life

He was an activist and syndicalist in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara during his youth. He graduated in Economics at Sétif university, in Algeria. He then moved to Spain to complete his education, earning a master's degree in "Conflicts, Peace and Development" at James I University in Castellon and a doctorate at the University of Granada.

Diplomatic postings

He started his diplomatic career during the 1990s, as the head of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic general delegation in Syria. Then, in the late 2000s, he joined the Pan-African Parliament in representation of his country. Finally, in 2010 he replaced Mohamed Kamal Fadel as ambassador of the SADR to Timor-Leste

Honours and awards

On May 16, 2012, Salama Badi was awarded with the Order of Timor-Leste by President of East Timor José Ramos-Horta.


Mohamed Salama Badi Wikipedia