MAMADOU DIA (18 July 1910 – 25 January 2009) was a Senegalese
politician who served as the first
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
Dia started life in politics as a leader in the Afrique occidentale française (AOF). Dia served in the French Senate from 1948 to 1956 and the French National Assembly from 1956 to 1958. Dia was appointed as Prime Minister by the 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.
* 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'
* The African Nations and World Solidarity. Translated by Mercer Cook. Pp. xii, 145. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1961
* Un article de M. Dia