Series: African Presidents who were overthrown in coups by their friends, loyalists or relatives

The sad end of Valentine Strasser, the youngest African president at age 25

Valentine Strasser became the world’s youngest Head of State in 1992 when he seized power in Sierra Leone, three days after his 25th birthday.

Captain Valentine Strasser became a leading member of a group of six equally young fellow officers, who overthrew president Joseph Saidu Momoh in a military coup in the April 29, 1992. 

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