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First President of The Gambia dies, aged 95

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The first president of The Gambia, Dawda Kairaba Jawara is dead, aged 95.

He passed on Tuesday, August 27 at his residence in Fajara, a suburb of Bakau in the Gambia.

The current president, Adama Barrow confirmed the incident on social media.

Barrow described the late former president’s death as ” a great loss to the country in particular and humanity in general.

The country celebrates him for his life and all his good works.

People pictured him as an independence hero, for leading the country’s liberation from British rule in 1965.

Jawara is the founder of the People’s Progressive Party.

He served as prime minister from 1962-1970 and also became Gambia’s president in 1970.

The Gambia became one of Africa’s few successful parliamentary democracies, a champion of international peace, justice, and human rights when he was the president.

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