Sierra Leone's ex-president and war-time leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has died at the age of 82 after a long illness. He died on Thursday afternoon at his home in the capital, Freetown, with his wife and close family members at his side. In a statement, Sierra Leone's government said Mr Kabbah's death was an "irreparable loss". Mr Kabbah was praised for his leadership during and after Sierra's Leone's decade-long civil war. Mr Kabbah was first elected president in 1996, ending a decade of military rule. He was briefly ousted in a military coup the following year before being restored to power by a West African regional force.He won a landslide victory in the 2002 elections and was praised for maintaining peace and establishing democratic institutions. Funeral takes place on 21st March 2014.
May his soul rest in peace.
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