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Gouled Aptidon, Hassan

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Personal name headingGouled Aptidon, Hassan
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Variant(s)Aptidon, Hassan Gouled
Gouled, Hassan
See alsoDjibouti. President (1977-1999 : Gouled Aptidon)
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Associated countryDjibouti
Birth date1916
Death date20061121
Place of birthGarissa (Djibouti)
Djibouti (Djibouti)
AffiliationLigue populaire africaine pour l'indépendance (Djibouti) France. Parlement (1946- ). Sénat Djibouti. Présidence de la République
Somali and Danakil Youth Club
Profession or occupationPolitical activists Presidents
Found inExpression d'une jeune république, 1990: t.p. (President El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon)
Africa South of the Sahara, 1992 (Hassan Gouled; President Gouled; Hassan Gouled Aptidon, took office 06-27-77)
Phone call to Djibouti Embassy, Kenya, 09-03-92 (The President's surname is Gouled Aptidon)
New York times WWW site, Nov. 27, 2006 (in obituary published Nov. 23: Hassan Gouled Aptidon; d. Tuesday [Nov. 21, 2006], Djibouti; believed to have been 90; first president of Djibouti; in office for 22 years after independence from France in 1977; stepped down in 1999)
Wikipedia WWW site, Nov. 27, 2006 (Hassan Gouled Aptidon; b. Oct. 15, 1916, Garissa, Lughaya district, Somaliland; d. Nov. 21, 2006; president of Djibouti, June 27, 1977-May 8, 1999)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed November 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gouled Aptidon, Hassan; activist; president; born 1916 in Garissa, Djibouti; at age fourteen he left his home to live at a Roman Catholic mission; began his political career as an activist in the Somali and Danakil Youth Club during (1940s); represented French Somaliland (present-day Djibouti) in the French Senate (1952-1958); became president of the nationalist Ligue Populaire Africaine pour l'Indépendance (LPAI) (1972); president of the Republic of Djibouti (1977-1999); died 21 November 2006 in Djibouti, Djibouti)
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