Pictures of the life of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, the first president of The Gambia.

Sir Dawda Jawara inspecting a Guard of Honour
Sir Dawda Jawara with Queen Elizabeth II at a Commonwealth meeting of Heads of States and Governments
The young Jawara in Glasgow, Scotland where he studied Veterinary Science. He came to the Glasgow in 1948, qualifying as a veterinarian in 1953. He played an active role in University life and was Secretary, later President of the African Students Union in Glasgow.
In 1966 Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara arrived in London with wife Lady Augusta Mahoney Jawara and their daughter Naceay.
Sep 06, 1966 – London, England, United Kingdom – Prime Minister of Gambia DAUDA JAWARA (L) is greeted by British Prime Minister HAROLD WILSON at the opening of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference at the Marlborough House..(Credit Image: © KEYSTONE Pictures/
Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara witnessed the flag raising ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York as The Gambia became a member of the world governing body on 21 September 1965
Sir Dawda Jawara Princess Anne of the United Kingdom
Sir Dawda Jawara at The Gambia’s Independence Conference at Marlborough House in London in July 1964
Sir Dawda Jawara speaking at The Gambia Independence Conference at Marlborough House in London.
Sir Dawda Jawara inspecting a Guard of Honour with Ahmad Sekou Tourè, president of the Republic of Guinea
Sir Dawda Jawara signed the Senegambia Confederation with the Senegalese president, Abdou Diouf
Sir Dawda Jawara, Gambian President outside Gambia House in West London. He was in London for the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Sir Dawda Jawara laying a foundation stone
Sir Dawda Jawara at the book launch of his memoir with former president Yahya Jammeh
Sir Dawda Jawara with the current president of The Gambia Adama Barrow at his residence in Fajara
Sir Dawda Jawara receiving an honorary doctorates degree from the University of The Gambia
Sir Dawda Jawara at his residence in Fajara where he spent husband final days as an elder statesman

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