Chronology of Events

revised on 4 April 2014

Sierra Leone


Executive Outcomes, a private security firm, left.  President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was toppled by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF).  International pressure stepped up. The Council imposed oil and arms embargoes. Charles Taylor was elected president of Liberia.


The National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC), the ruling military junta, agreed to elections. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was elected president. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and the government signed the Abidjan peace accord.


The National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) carried out a coup d’état and hired Executive Outcomes.


The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) carried out attacks on Sierra Leone from Liberia; Sierra Leone became involved in the Liberian war fighting against Charles Taylor.