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Former Sierra Leone President, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah died

Mar 15, 2014 13:13 IST

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, the former President and leader of Sierra Leone died on 13 March 2014 in Freetown. He was 82. He played a pivotal role in gaining peace to the country after 11-year long brutal civil war. The war was infamous for the use of child soldiers, which was also criticized for the use of Blood diamonds in funding the violence.

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In 1996, he was elected as President after a decade of military rule. In less than a year, due to a military coup by Revolutionary United Front (RUF), he fled to Guinea and formed government-in-exile. He returned in 1998 and was successful in establishing peace in the Sierra Leone with the help of United Nations. He was again elected in 2002 and ruled the country till 2007.

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