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Mayaki, who was born 1951, has a teaching degree from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) of Quebec, Canada; and a PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Paris I, France. He worked as a teacher in the Public Administration of Niger and Venezuela.
Between 1996 and 1997 he held the posts for Minister of African Integration and Cooperation and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In November 1997 he was named Prime Minister, a role he undertook until January 2000.
From 2000 to 2004, Mayaki was a visiting professor at the University of Paris XI, where he taught classes on international relations and organisations. He also managed research at the Research Centre on Europe and the contemporary world within this University.
In 2004, he was named executive director of the platform Rural Development in Central, Western and Central Rural Africa, with headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, where he was recruited as CEO of NEPAD. Currently he is the executive director of the Secretariat of New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), with headquarters in Midrand, South Africa.
Mayaki is the author of the book Quand la caravane passe, where he speaks of his political career.
Article in the digital magazine Afrique Renouveau