President of the Republic of Niger since April 2, 2021, Mohamed Bazoum was born in 1960 in Bilabrine near N'Gourti in the Diffa region. He is married to Hadiza Mabrouk and is the father of four children.
A philosopher by training, from 1979 to 1984 he was at the faculty of letters and human sciences in the philosophy department of the University of Dakar before obtaining a master's degree in political and moral philosophy and then a diploma in studies (DEA), logic and epistemology option.
After student life, he joined the trade union activities of the National Union of Teachers of Niger (SNEN) then joined the executive office of the Trade Union of Workers of Niger (USTN) which he moreover represented at the National Conference in 1991.
He has held several ministerial posts, notably that of Minister of the Interior from April 2016 to June 2020 and Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Cooperation from 2011 to 2015. He was also elected four times as a deputy (1993 , 2004, 2011 and 2016) from the special constituency of Tesker (Zinder) and several times Vice-President of the National Assembly and President of the PNDS-Tarayya parliamentary group.
Mohamed Bazoum was also a member of the transitional parliament from 2010 to 2011 and secretary of state to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in charge of cooperation from 1991 to 1993 during the post-national conference democratic transition.