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Joseph Saidu Momoh
Joseph Saidu Momoh (January 26, 1937 - August 2, 2003). Army General, politician and statesman of Sierra Leone. Born in Binkolo , Bombali District , Northern Province , served as president of Sierra Leone from November 28, 1985 to April 29 1992. A case of professional soldier involved in politics, he became a member of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) and succeeded the long-time dictator Siaka Stevens in 1985 as the only candidate in unopposed elections. Momoh was overthrown in the military coup staged by captain Valentine Strasser in 1992.
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