Dacko, David(dävēd` däkō`), 1930–2003, president of the Central African RepublicCentral African Republic,
republic (2005 est. pop. 3,800,000), 240,534 sq mi (622,983 sq km), central Africa. The landlocked nation is bordered by Chad (N), Sudan and South Sudan (E), Congo (Kinshasa) and Congo (Brazzaville) (S), and Cameroon (W).
..... Click the link for more information. (1960–66, 1979–81). A leader in the independence movement in French Equatorial Africa, he became the first president of the newly independent Central African Republic. He was toppled from power in 1966 by Jean-Bédel BokassaBokassa, Jean-Bédel
, 1921–96, president of Central African Republic (1966–79). He served (1939–61) in the French army, then organized his country's army, becoming commander in chief in 1963.
..... Click the link for more information. but reinstated in a French-supported coup in 1979. Reelected president, he was overthrown by a military junta in 1981.