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Samuel Doe's Biography

Samuel Kanyon Doe (May 6, 1951 – September 9, 1990) was the 21st President of Liberia, serving from 1986 until his assassination in 1990. He had previously served as Chairman of the People's Redemption Council from 1980 to 1986. He was the first indigenous head of state in Liberian history.

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Samuel Doe News Stories

  • Why it's spinning out of control

      News Source: CNN | 2 days ago
    The Ebola epidemic now raging across three countries in West Africa is three-fold larger than any other outbreak ever recorded for this terrible disease; the only one to have occurred in urban areas and to cross national borders; and officially
  • Liberian senate candidate held in US fraud case

      News Source: Arizona Daily Sun | 2 months ago
    Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu has lived in the U.S. since 1972, even while playing an active role in Liberia's civil war in the 1980s, and later holding high-level positions in its government. U.S. authorities in Philadelphia have charged him with lying on
  • Liberia: Former Interim President Dies

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 3 months ago
    Gyude Bryant Is Dead 16 April 2014 Ads by Google Former transitional Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant has passed following a brief illness...The actual cause of death is not known, but aide said the former transitional chairman reportedly complained

Samuel Doe Blogs

  • Why South Sudan Army must overthrow Kiir now to save the ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Even Liberian mere army sergeant Samuel Doe did it. Our Equatorian own son, Iddi Amin, did in Uganda, in 1971; the question is where are the Lieutenant-Generals and Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals…..???? Must we now regret ...
  • Midtown blogger: Notable Events this Day- History.Orb

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    1980 - US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games 1980 - Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession. 1980 - Terry Fox begins his ...
  • The Red Stick Creek War of 1813-1814 & the Battle of ...

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    A company of Mississippi territorial militia led Colonel Calder and Captain Samuel Doe won the initiative in the battle at first but were soon driven from the field after attempting to secure and then loot the Creek's Spanish bought supplies and&

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