The death of Dr. Sulayman Nyang has been announced. Dr. Nyang, a former professor and Chairman of African Studies Department at Howard University in Washington D.C, met his untimely death today. He died at the age of 74. Dr. Nyang suffered a stroke attack last year. He has since been battling with his ailing health. His remains are expected to be laid to rest on Wednesday. 

Dr. Nyang was a seasoned academician. He was also an expert in Islamic matters. He served as a a former Deputy Ambassador and Head of Chancery at The Gambian Embassy in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, duing President Jawara’s rule.

He has written so many books. He has also been a former contributor at the Voice Of America Radio (VOA) English to Africa Service Night-line Africa show.

Below is a brief  biography of Dr. Nyang available on the Wikipedia website.

Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang was a professor and former chairman of the African Studies Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He was a co-principal investigator of the Project MAPS and also a former deputy ambassador and head of chancery of the Gambia Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Nyang has served as consultant to several national and international agencies and on the boards of the African Studies Association, the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.[1] He has written extensively on IslamicAfrican and Middle Eastern affairs. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia. Nyang was an advising scholar for the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentaries Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002) and Prince Among Slaves (2007), produced by Unity Productions Foundation.

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