1968 Republic of the Congo coup d'état

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1968 Republic of the Congo coup d'état
Location Republic of the Congo AU Africa.svg
DateSeptember 4, 1968

Coup succeeds

Republic of the Congo Government of Republic of the Congo Army faction

On September 4, 1968, following several days of violent clashes, Alphonse Massamba-Débat's government was overthrown by the military who forced Massamba-Débat to resign.[1][2] Alfred Raoul then became the acting head of state until January 1969 when Marien Ngouabi, the chairman of the same party that had brought Massamba-Débat to power, assumed control.[3]


  1. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (2013). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945 (3rd Edition). Routledge. p. 192. ISBN 1-884964-44-3.
  2. ^ Gleijeses, Piero (2002). Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976. University of North Carolina Press. p. 183. ISBN 0-8078-5464-6.
  3. ^ History Database Search,Massamba-Débat, Alphonse,http://www.fofweb.com/History/HistRefMain.asp?iPin=MWLI237&SID=2&DatabaseName=Modern+World+History+Online&InputText=%22scientific+socialism%22&SearchStyle=&dTitle=Massamba-D%26%23233%3Bbat%2C+Alphonse&TabRecordType=Biography&BioCountPass=2&SubCountPass=7&DocCountPass=0&ImgCountPass=0&MapCountPass=0&FedCountPass=&MedCountPass=0&NewsCountPass=0&RecPosition=2&AmericanData=&WomenData=&AFHCData=&IndianData=&WorldData=Set&AncientData=&GovernmentData= Archived 2015-07-22 at the Wayback Machine