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Dawda Jawara

1st President of the Gambia

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMG (May 16, 1924 – August 27, 2019) was an Gambian politician. He was the first leader of the Gambia, serving first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970. Then, he served as President from 1970 to 1994.[1]

Sir Dawda Jawara
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1st President of the Gambia
In office
24 April 1970 – 22 July 1994
Preceded byElizabeth II as Queen of the Gambia
Succeeded byYahya Jammeh
Prime Minister of the Gambia
In office
12 June 1962 – 24 April 1970
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byPierre Sarr N'Jie
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1924-05-16)May 16, 1924
Barajally, MacCarthy Island Division, Gambia
DiedAugust 27, 2019(2019-08-27) (aged 95)
Bakau, The Gambia
Political partyPeople Progressive Party (PPP)
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
University of Liverpool

Jawara died on August 27, 2019 in Bakau, The Gambia at the age of 95.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Arnold Hughes. From Green Uprising to National Reconciliation: The people's Progressive Party in The Gambia 1959-1973. Canadian Journal of African Studies.
  2. The Gambia's first president, Dawda Jwara, dies aged 95 - Presidency

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