Amos Sawyer was Liberia's interim leader from 1990 to 1994

Liberia’s former interim President Amos Sawyer has died at the age of 76.

He was one of the country’s most acclaimed politicians who became interim president in the 1990s as part of efforts to stop the bloody war launched by now-jailed former President Charles Taylor.

Taylor and his NPFL rebels did not recognise the Sawyer leadership and prevented him from venturing outside the capital Monrovia throughout the four-year interim period

In post-war Liberia, Sawyer, a university professor and lecturer of political science, served as chairman of the Governance Commission.