FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, the former president of Sierra Leone who oversaw the end of the country's brutal civil war, has died.
A nephew confirmed to The Associated Press that Kabbah died at home in Freetown, the capital, on Thursday. He was 82 years old.
Kabbah, who became president in 1996, was briefly ousted by a military coup before returning to power. He stepped down in 2007 after serving two terms in office.