Joseph Momoh


Age: 66


Summary: president of Sierra Leone from 1985 until he was overthrown in a military coup in 1992 by Capt. Valentine Strasser who was frustrated with Momoh's handling of rebel forces led by ruthless leader Foday Sankoh during the civil war.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: January 26, 1937


Died: August 2, 2003


Location: Conakry, Guinea