The famous press boss and journalist, Bechir Ben Yahmed, died on Monday, May 3, 2021 after succumbing to Covid-19 at the age of 93.
Founder of the Jeune Afrique group, Bechir Ben Yahmed was, between 1954 and 1956, one of the Tunisian actors who negotiated internal autonomy and then independence for Tunisia.
In 1955, he founded the weekly L’Action before being appointed, in April 1956, Secretary of State for Information in the office of Prime Minister Habib Bourguiba.
But he resigned from the government in September 1957 after coming into conflict with Bourguiba, who had become president.
In October 1960, he founded Afrique Action, which became Jeune Afrique a year later. He then moved to Paris at the end of 1964.