Dawda Jawara

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Sir Dawda Jawara
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President of the Gambia
In office
24 April 1970 – 22 July 1994
Preceded by Elizabeth II as Queen of the Gambia
Succeeded by Yahya Jammeh
Prime Minister of the Gambia
In office
12 June 1962 – 24 April 1970
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Pierre Sarr N'Jie
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1924-05-16) 16 May 1924 (age 94)
Barajally, MacCarthy Island Division, Gambia
Political party People Progressive Party (PPP)
Alma mater University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool
Religion Sunni Islam

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMG (born May 16, 1924) 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arnold Hughes. From Green Uprising to National Reconciliation: The people's Progressive Party in The Gambia 1959-1973. Canadian Journal of African Studies.

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