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  Dr. Robert Tovey

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Robert Tovey, Head of the Degree Programme at HIE. He died during the weekend of 8th September in his apartment in Nouakchott. His family asked for his body to be repatriated to England. This has now been done. His family in the UK was very pleased to hear how well-loved Rob was here in Mauritania. He was certainly known to a wider cross-section of society than many other expatriates due to both his work at the Institute and also his passion for Birding which took him to many corners of the country.


Rob will be greatly missed as a colleague and a friend. It will be a great challenge for us all to carry his work forward and develop the many projects he initiated.

Rest in Peace