The Info List - Mamadou Dia

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Mamadou Dia (18 July 1910 – 25 January 2009)[1] was a Senegalese politician who served as the first Prime Minister of Senegal
Prime Minister of Senegal
from 1957 until 1962, when he was forced to resign and was subsequently imprisoned amidst allegations that he was planning to stage a military coup to overthrow President Léopold Sédar Senghor.


1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Filmography 4 Writings 5 External links 6 See also 7 References

Biography[edit] Mamadou Dia was born in Khombole, Senegal
on July 18, 1910. He was educated at École William Ponty. Dia started life in politics as a leader in the Afrique occidentale française (AOF). Dia served in the French Senate
French Senate
from 1948 to 1956 and the French National Assembly
French National Assembly
from 1956 to 1958. Dia was appointed as Prime Minister by the French National Assembly
French National Assembly
to serve alongside the newly elected President Léopold Sédar Senghor. His time served as Prime Minister was often controversial and his radical socialist views often clashed with those of the more moderate Senghor. In 1962, he was accused of plotting a coup and as a result, was forced to resign and was subsequently imprisoned until 1974. Dia attempted to restart his career in the early 1980s, but the small party he led found little support. He died in Dakar on January 25, 2009 at the age of 98.[2] Bibliography[edit]

Pamela Cox and Richard Kessler. Après Senghor a Socialist
Senegal? African Affairs. Volume 79, Number 316. pp. 327–342 (in French) F. Diaye, M. Printz, Tine, Visages publics au Sénégal. 10 personnalités politiques parlent, L'Harmattan, 1991, 260 p. ISBN 2-7384-0567-3 (in French) Babacar Ndiaye et Waly Ndiaye, Présidents et ministres de la République du Sénégal, Dakar, 2000.


« La crise éclair qu'a vécue Dakar » (en ligne, un document audiovisuel de l'INA de 1' 23, retraçant la tentative de coup d'État de Mamadou Dia, diffusé à l'origine par les Actualités françaises le 26 décembre 1962) « Le Sénégal après la crise » (en ligne, un document audiovisuel de l'INA de 7' 20, proposant un bilan après le coup d'État avorté de Mamadou Dia, diffusé à l'origine au cours du Journal télévisé de l' ORTF
le 27 décembre 1962)


The African Nations and World Solidarity. Translated by Mercer Cook. Pp. xii, 145. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1961

External links[edit]

Un article de M. Dia qui analyse la politique économique du Président Wade en 2001[permanent dead link] Senegal
- History and Politics Institute for Security Studies, South Africa.

See also[edit]

Politics of Senegal


page on the French senate website page on the French National Assembly
French National Assembly

^ Profile of Mamadou Dia ^ http://www.africanglobalnews.com/spip.php?article6581

NB: Portions of this article were translated from the French language article: Mamadou Dia, accessed 2008-02-15.

Political offices

Preceded by (–) Prime Minister of Senegal 1960-1962 Succeeded by Post Abolished

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Prime Ministers of Senegal

Dia abolished, 1962-70 Diouf Thiam Niasse* abolished, 1983-91 Thiam Loum Niasse Boye Seck Sall Soumaré Ndiaye Mbaye Touré Dionne

* acting

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 80355412 LCCN: n82033142 ISNI: 0000 0001 1576 2938 GND: 135921686 SUDOC: 02683068X BNF: cb11900080b (da