Saturday 19 August 2017

A last Homage to "a great giant of democracy and peace" !

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:10 -- Henri Ahyite

Thousands of mourners gathered in Sierra Leone's national stadium for the funeral of former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, who oversaw the end of the country's civil war.

Current President Ernest Bai Koroma hailed Kabbah as "a great giant of democracy and peace" during Sunday's service.

Kabbah, who died March 13 at 82, became president in 1996. He was briefly ousted by a military coup before returning to power, stepping down in 2007 after serving two terms.