Abdou Diouf

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Birthday
7, 1953
Birthplace
Louga, Senegal
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Louga, Senegal

About

President of Senegal from 1981 to 2000 who actively promoted AIDS awareness in Senegal. He is one of the few leaders of West Africa to come to power via a peaceful succession and also leave office willingly after losing a Democratic election.

Before Fame

He studied Law at Dakar University, and graduated from the Sorbonne, Paris in 1959.

Trivia

He became the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party in 2003 and at 6 ft 6 inches (198 cm) in height, he is the tallest ever world leader.

Family Life

He was born in Louga and he is the child of an Hal Pulaar mother and a Serere father.

Associated With

He was Prime Minister under President Leopold Sedar Senghor and was his protege.