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His family, the Jawaras, had once served as members of the Gbara of Old Mali. Heads of State of The Gambia. President of the Gambia — On 22 Julya group of soldiers led by Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh stormed the capital. Findings of the Commission.

While Senegal’s intervention was ostensibly to rescue President Jawara’s regime, it had the effect of undermining Gambian sovereignty, which was something that had been jealously guarded by Gambians and Jawara in particular.

By agreeing to the creation of an army, Jawara had planted the very seeds of his eventual political demise. The question of his retirement continued to loom over The Gambia’s political future, however, and dissent mounted.

He trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Glasgow ‘s School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed his training at the University of Liverpool. Under the treaty with Senegal, Diouf served as president and Jawara as his vice president.

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Jawara’s ascendance to the leadership of the party was hardly contested. During the self-government period of —65, promising overtures were made from Jawara to Senegal. Additionally, a new Gambian army was created as part of a new confederate army.

Upon matriculation inhe worked as a nurse until at the Victoria Hospital in Bathurst now Banjul. I am expected to serve as a judge and policeman at the same time.

Within his own party Jawara was fortunate to be surrounded by individuals willing to refrain from c to achieve their goals, and yet much of the credit for this restraint must go to Jawara—his skilful manipulation of patronage resources, cultivation of affective ties and shrewd balancing of factions within the PPP. These high expectations, as in other newly independent ex-colonies, stemmed partly from the extravagant promises made by some political leaders.


The government reduced thd budget deficit, increased its foreign exchange reserves, and eliminated its debt service arrears.

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Structural adjustment programmes implemented in response to the economic crisis jawra in government fragmentation, privatisation, less patronage in co-opting various groups and growing corruption. Over time, the PPP and Jawara would supersede the urban-based parties and their leaders.

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ByThe Gambia was one of the poorest countries in Africa and the world, with a year life expectancy at birth, an infant mortality rate of per live births, a child mortality rate of perand an under-five mortality rate of per Also crucial to the causes of the aborted coup was a deteriorating economy whose major victims were the urban youth in particular.

After graduation from Mohammedan, Jawara won a scholarship to an all-boys High School, where he enjoyed all his classes, but showed the greatest aptitude in science and mathematics. Just a month prior to the gsmbia, Reverend Ian Roach had spoken out publicly against corruption, the local press reported numerous instances of low-level bureaucratic theft, and higher up, Jawara’s leniency towards the ministers and civil servants towards the end of the s was widely resented.

The economic situation has generally been characterized by rampant inflation, periods of excessive monetary instability and credit squeeze In The Gambia two additional factors persuaded Jawara to pursue a somewhat different route to political survival.

As one of the few university graduates from the protectorate, the only other possible candidate was Dr. Under the ERP, economic opportunities became more abundant, and many private businessmen and public officials turned to illegal means to make profit. The most striking consequence of the aborted coup was the intervention tthe the Senegalese troops at the request of Jawara, as a result of the defence treaty signed between the two countries in The two pre-independence challenges to Jawara’s position demonstrated his vulnerability and illustrated the fact that he could not rely upon the undivided loyalty of the party’s nawara members.


Following this, he went into exile, but returned inand now lives in retirement in The Gambia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This was particularly embarrassing because the people and organisations with the highest loans were close to PPP. Three weeks after the aborted coup and the successful restoration of Jawara by Senegalese troops, Presidents Diouf and Jawara, at a joint press conference, announced plans for the establishment of the Senegambian Confederation.

Retrieved from ” https: Their father Almammi, who had several wives, was a well-to-do trader from an aristocratic family who commuted from Barajally Tenda to his trading post in Wally Kunda. One buys gambla car or builds a house, so he must be corrupt, and Jawara did not do anything.

The 30 years the PPP regime operated with diminished resources and therefore could no longer rule as it always had. Action was taken, then the coup occurred.

Sir Dawda K Jawara v. The Gambia

We are a poor country where petty jealousies exist. At the Cooperative Union it was agreed that a Presidential Commission be established to investigate thee corruption. One of six sons, Dawda is the lastborn on his mother’s side and a younger brother to sister Na Ceesay and brothers Basaddi and Sheriffo Jawara.

Jawara may not have used force, but neither was he hampered by sentiment; his pragmatism and willingness to demote, or even drop, former supporters in order to strengthen his personal political position was apparent. At the time, colonial education was intended to train Africans for the most menial of clerical tasks in the civil service. However, resource shortages had more likely than not persuaded leaders to priorities in favour of elites. Dawda from an early age attended the local Arabic schools to memorize the Qurana rite of passage for many Gambian children.

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