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  First President of Djibouti, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, dies at age 90
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Last EditedThomas Walker  Nov 30, 2006 10:42am
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News DateThursday, November 30, 2006 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti- Hassan Gouled Aptidon, the first President of the Republic of Djibouti, died Tuesday. He was 90 years old.

“It was a bad day for all Djiboutians,” said Robleh Awaleh, translator for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. “He was the father of Djibouti. He was a good example of Democracy for all African Presidents. We are praying for him.”

Fozia Guedi, also serving as a translator at Camp Lemonier said, “He was a great person. He tried to help his people and his country.”
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