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Born in 1968 in Mali, Mahamadou Diarra began his career in Senegal. In 1991, he was hired as a cartoonist for the Senegalese weekly “The Republic”. The following year, he joined The Tribune Dakar then by The Laughing Cow and The Independent respectively in 1993 and in 1996-1997. In the late 90s, he returned to his country and participated in the launch in November 2001 of the satirical weekly of the journalist Oumar Baby, “Le Canard enchanté, which became two years later “Le Canard déchaîné”. This diary mainly deals with political and social problems and seduced many people. The same year, Diarra becomes cartoonist Challenger biweekly and weekly Manners. First cartoonist of the newspaper, Mahamadou Diarra wins a good reputation and continues to work for the same newspaper after substituting Yacouba Diarra (Kays). He was also artistic director of “Canard déchaîné” from 2003 to 2007 before taking the same position for weekly Manners from 2008 to 2009. Most recently, he is the cartoonist of the Malian daily The Independent Weekly and Bamako Hebdo. For comics, Mahamadou Diarra continues to produce comic book on the occasion of exhibition and scattered publications.