First Somali president Aden Abdulle Osman Daar dies
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Born in 1908 in Beledweyne, Hiiraan region in the Italian Somaliland, Osman was elected as the first President of Somalia in 1960 and served till 1967, when he was he was defeated by Abdirashid Ali Shermarke.
He spent his later years in Janale in southern Somalia and in May 2007 it was erroneously reported that he died in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. It was later clarified, however, that he was on life support, in critical condition, but had not yet died.
Osman is survived by eight children.
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