language is mutually intelligible with the Krio language, Sierra Leone's lingua franca. A new constitution came into force in 1961, establishing formally a unicameral parliament and Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign. Bio has a Masters Degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington,. At the completion of his primary education, Bio's older sister, Agnes, enrolled him at the Bo Government Secondary School in Bo (commonly known as Bo School a prominent boarding school. The first of the external influences came from European traders, soon to be followed by the Mane, a group of Mandespeaking peoples. Bio's father had nine wives. In 1978 the country became a one-party state, led by the ruling APC. Power-sharing ceased and Sankoh was arrested, though the hostages were released unharmed in due course. The couple have one child together that was born in London.
Around that time the Portuguese were exploring the coast Pedro de Cintra gave the country its present name in about 1462 and built a fort on the site of Freetown. In 1814 when governor Charles MacCarthy became the colony's governor, he pushed for education and religion, which he thought would bring the colonists within the pale of Western Civilization. Fighting with a rebel movement, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF which had started in March 1991, escalated, and there were incursions from neighbouring Liberia, the RUF in the south of the country being loosely in alliance with Liberian rebels. Brigadier General in the, sierra Leone Army and he 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. Dauda polled 28 votes. Julius Maada Bio (born May 12, 1964). Sankoh was returned to Freetown from detention in Lagos to face charges of treason and was sentenced to death in October 1998.