The military interregnum in Sierra Leone

Attempts to deal with two questions: why did the military intervene in March 1967, and what were the consequences of that intervention? The author discusses the Governor-General’s unconstitutional appointment of a Prime Minister, tribalism, corruption, and economic mismanagment, and concludes that the military takeover was completely unwarranted. Notes.

Title: The military interregnum in Sierra Leone
Author: Kaikai, A.H.
Book title: The Performance of Soldiers as Governors: African Politics and the African Military
Year: 1980
Pages: 374-413
Language: English
Geographic term: Sierra Leone
Subject: military regimes
Abstract: Attempts to deal with two questions: why did the military intervene in March 1967, and what were the consequences of that intervention? The author discusses the Governor-General’s unconstitutional appointment of a Prime Minister, tribalism, corruption, and economic mismanagment, and concludes that the military takeover was completely unwarranted. Notes.