A former interim President of Liberia Amos Sawyer has died after a protracted illness. Sawyer passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after undergoing what Doctors at the Indiana University described as successful brain surgery.
He has reportedly battled ‘brain disorder’ for brain surgery. Sawyer became interim President of Liberia for four years, beginning in 1990.
Sawyer returned to the US for a period, invited to serve as Associate Director and Research Scholar, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sawyer was Chairman of the Governance Reform Commission in Liberia, which has recently become the Governance Commission. His book, Beyond Plunder: Toward Democratic Governance in Liberia (2005), explored the development of multi-party democracy in the country.
He was one of Liberia’s scholars in social science, governance, conflict resolution and peace building, he led the country’s transitional government from 1990-1994. It was supposed to be a six-month phase.
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