Julius Maada Bio

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Julius Maada Bio
Julius Maada Bio White House delegation 2018 (cropped).jpg
Bio in 2018
5th President of Sierra Leone
Assumed office
4 April 2018
Vice PresidentMohamed Juldeh Jalloh
Chief MinisterDavid J. Francis
Preceded byErnest Bai Koroma
Military Head of State of Sierra Leone
In office
16 January 1996 – 29 March 1996
DeputyKomba Mondeh[1]
Preceded byValentine Strasser
Succeeded byAhmad Tejan Kabbah as president
Personal details
Born (1964-05-12) 12 May 1964 (age 55)
Tihun, Bonthe District, Sierra Leone
Political partySierra Leone People's Party
Spouse(s)Fatima Jabbie Bio (2013 – present)[1]
Children4
ResidenceState House
Alma materBenguema Military Academy
American University; University of Bradford
Military service
Allegiance Sierra Leone
Branch/serviceSierra Leone Army
Years of service1985–1996
RankBrigadier
CommandsChief of the Defence Staff of the Armed Forces
Chairman of the National Provisional Ruling Council
Battles/warsFirst Liberian Civil War
Sierra Leone Civil War

Julius Maada Wonie Bio (born May 12, 1964) is a Sierra Leonean politician. He is the 5th and current President of Sierra Leone since April 4, 2018.

Bio is a retired Brigadier General in the Sierra Leone Army and was the military Head of State of Sierra Leone from January 16, 1996 to March 29, 1996 under the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) military Junta government.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1996Jan-Apr 1996". HathiTrust.
  2. Reuters Staff (4 April 2018). "Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio wins Sierra Leone presidency: certified tallies". Reuters.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.