Foday Sankoh

1937 - 2003

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Foday Saybana Sankoh (17 October 1937 – 29 July 2003) was the founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which was supported by Charles Taylor-led NPFL in the 11-year-long Sierra Leone Civil War, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Foday Sankoh has received more than 281,015 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Foday Sankoh is the 8,025th most popular politician (up from 9,267th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Sierra Leone and the 3rd most popular Sierra Leonean Politician.

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Among politicians, Foday Sankoh ranks 8,025 out of 15,710Before him are Pedro González de Mendoza, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Louis Riel, Tony Tan, Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, and Princess Anna of Saxony. After him are Azzone Visconti, Ivo Sanader, Canaan Banana, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, Faina Ranevskaya, and He Dan Jia.

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Among people born in 1937, Foday Sankoh ranks 150Before him are Aslan Usoyan, Amos Tversky, Aleksandr Medved, Waylon Jennings, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Archie Shepp. After him are Sami Frey, Gordon Milne, Andrés Gimeno, Félix Miélli Venerando, Gundula Janowitz, and Ron Carter. Among people deceased in 2003, Foday Sankoh ranks 102Before him are Mohamed Choukri, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Martha Chase, Leon Uris, Janko Bobetko, and Valeriy Brumel. After him are Canaan Banana, Goffredo Petrassi, Kalpana Chawla, Bernard Williams, Gertrude Ederle, and Mongo Santamaría.

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In Sierra Leone

Among people born in Sierra Leone, Foday Sankoh ranks 3 out of 14Before him are Nabih Berri (1938) and Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (1932). After him are Siaka Stevens (1905), Ernest Bai Koroma (1953), Joseph Saidu Momoh (1937), Milton Margai (1895), Mohamed Kallon (1979), Valentine Strasser (1967), Roda Antar (1980), Rodney Strasser (1990), and Eunice Barber (1974).

Among POLITICIANS In Sierra Leone

Among politicians born in Sierra Leone, Foday Sankoh ranks 3Before him are Nabih Berri (1938) and Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (1932). After him are Siaka Stevens (1905), Ernest Bai Koroma (1953), Joseph Saidu Momoh (1937), Milton Margai (1895), and Valentine Strasser (1967).