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Full name : Abdou Diouf
Alias : Abdou Diouf
Gender : Men
Country : Senegal
Birthday : 07-09-1935
Address : Louga
Animals : The Pig
Zodiac : Virgo
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Wife : Elisabeth Diouf
Children : Fabienne Diouf, Yacine Diouf
Education : Cheikh Anta Diop University 1959 - University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Position :
Activists : Presidents , Political Leaders

Abdou Diouf was the second President of Senegal; he served from 1981 to 2000. He is regarded as a prominent African leader with a remarkable record of accomplishments in terms of political and socio-economic development in Africa. Born in Senegal, he completed his primary and secondary education from St. Louis and then went to Paris to study law. Shortly after his return home, he joined the civil service and was appointed to various posts, including assistant of the Secretary-General of the Government, and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defense. Soon, he became the Director of the Cabinet of President Leopold Senghor and was named the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal. Later, he became the Prime Minister of Senegal for a decade, after which, President Leopold appointed him as his successor. As the President of Senegal, he gave a voice to his nation in the world and stressed upon cooperation with other African countries. . As initiated by his predecessor, he also encouraged political liberalization and held elections in 1983, 1988 and 1993, winning all of them. He has also been active in international organizations and has fought for greater African unity, including carrying out the functions of Chairman of the Organization of African Unity. In 2000, following his defeat in the general elections, he stepped down from his position peacefully, thus ending the Socialist Party’s 40-year rule of Senegal.


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  • Country : Senegal
  • Day(Birth) : 29/05/1926
  • Activists : Presidents