President who brought peace to Sierra Leone dies at 82

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah in Freetown during his last electoral meeting before the May 14 Presidential and legislative polls on May 11, 2002. PHOTO | GEORGES GOBET | FILE

What you need to know:

  • The cause of his death was not immediately clear although he had been suffering high blood pressure and had been ill for some time
  • In March 1996, Kabbah was elected Sierra Leone's president, becoming the first civilian head of state in more than 10 year



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