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Former Gambian President Jawara laid to rest

Former Gambian president Sir Dawda Jawara has been laid to rest after a state funeral at the National Assembly on Thursday. His funeral was attended by thousands of Gambians including the country’s President Adama Barrow. Jawara died on August 27 after a brief illness at the age of 95 at his resident in Fajara. Seven days of mourning was declared in his honour. He was buried at the premises of the national assembly. Jawara’s two wives Lady Chilel Jawara and Njeme Jawara were both in attendance at the funeral. Sir…

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Ex-Gambian President Jawara dies aged 95

Former Gambian President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara has been reported dead. Jawara passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95 after a short illness. He was born on March 16, 1924 in Barajally in macChatty to Almamy Jawara and Mama Fatty. Jawara studied veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1953. After his return to The Gambia, he became principal veterinary officer of that British colony in 1957. But in 1959 he became interested in politics and later joined the…

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