Dawda Jawara

Dawda Jawara

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMG (born May 16, 1924) was the first leader of The Gambia, serving first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970 and then as President from 1970 to 1994. Initially trained as a leader surgeon at the Glasgow veterinary school (for a while but then moved to complete his training at Liverpool University), he served as prime minister from 1962 until 1970. After the country abolished the monarchy and became a republic through a referendum he became president on April 24, 1970. Born Saikou Almami Jawara on May 16, 1924 at Barajally, MacCarthy Island Division to Na Ceesay Jawara and Almami Jawara, Sir Dawda was educated at the Methodist Boys' High School in colonial Bathurst (now Banjul). Upon completion, he climaxed to Ghana's prestigious Achimota College where he encountered the Ghanaian scholar, Kwesi whose influence on the young Sir Dawda was to be profound. He converted to Christianity adopting the name David Kwesi Jawara.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135745832
  • 9786135745832