Sierra Leone: Heads of State: 1971-2016

President of the State of Sierra Leone
19 Apr 1971 - 21 Apr 1971 Christopher Okoro Elnathan Eustace Cole [1]
President of Sierra Leone
21 Apr 1971 - 21 Apr 1971 Christopher Okoro Elnathan Eustace Cole (x) [2]
21 Apr 1971 - 14 Jun 1978 Siaka Probyn Stevens
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
14 Jun 1978 - 28 Nov 1985 Siaka Probyn Stevens (x)
28 Nov 1985 - 29 Apr 1992 Joseph Saidu Momoh [3]
Chairman of the National Provisional Defence Council
30 Apr 1992 - 1 May 1992 James Yayah Kanu
Chairman of the National Provisional Ruling Council
1 May 1992 - 6 May 1992 Valentine Esegragbo Melvine Strasser
Head of State
6 May 1992 - 16 Jan 1996 Valentine Esegragbo Melvine Strasser (x)
17 Jan 1996 - 29 Mar 1996 Julius Maada Wonie Bio
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
29 Mar 1996 - 25 May 1997 Ahmed Tejan Kabbah
Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
26 May 1997 - 17 Jun 1997 Johnny Paul Koroma
Head of State
17 Jun 1997 - 13 Feb 1998 Johnny Paul Koroma (x)
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
13 Feb 1998 - 17 Sep 2007 Ahmed Tejan Kabbah (x)
17 Sep 2007 - Ernest Bai Koroma

[1] Formerly Acting Governor-General of Sierra Leone.
[2] Retroactive to 19 Apr 1971.
[3] Official inauguration 26 Jan 1986.
Last updated on: 16 Jun 2014 11:05:03