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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

  • Liberia: Former Interim President Dies

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 4 days 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
  • Ex-Liberia president's daughter appointed mayor

      News Source: | 1 month ago
    Liberia (AP) More than 30 years after her father was slain in a bloody coup, the daughter of former Liberia President William Tolbert has been sworn in as the new mayor of Bentol, her family's base and a town that has played an outsized role in the
  • Guinea: Sekou Toure - Hardline Hero or Visionary Villain?

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 4 months ago
    We prefer poverty in liberty to riches in slavery," Sekou Toure famously told Guinea's colonial masters...Ahmed Sekou Toure, the man who famously said to General Charles de Gaulle, "We prefer poverty in liberty to riches in slavery" and led Guinea to

Samuel Doe Blogs

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

      Blog Source: | 1 day 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: | 1 day 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: | 4 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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