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Bilal Ag Acherif
President of the Transitional Council of the State of Azawad

In office
6 April 2012 – 12 July 2012
Vice President Mahamadou Djeri Maïga
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
General Secretary of the MNLA
Assumed office
October 2011
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born 1977
Nationality Malian/Azawadi

Bilal Ag Acherif (born 1977,[1] last name alternatively spelled Cherif)[2] is the Secretary-General of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and president of a briefly independent Azawad.[3][4]

On 26 June 2012, he was wounded in clashes between MNLA fighters and the Islamist Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa during the northern Mali conflict. According to an MNLA spokesperson, he was taken to Burkina Faso for medical care.[5][6]


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