1976 Burundian coup d'état

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1976 Burundian coup d'état
Location Burundi AU Africa.svg
DateNovember 1, 1976

Coup succeeds

Burundi Government of Burundi Army faction

On 1 November 1976 an army faction led by Deputy Chief of Staff Jean-Baptiste Bagaza led a bloodless coup that ousted Michel Micombero. Micombero was initially arrested but later allowed to leave the country and went into exile in Somalia where he died in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ New York Times, MICHEL MICOMBERO, 43, DIES; FORMER PRESIDENT OF BURUNDI UPI, Published: July 18, 1983, https://www.nytimes.com/1983/07/18/obituaries/michel-micombero-43-dies-former-president-of-burundi.html