1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état

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1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état
Location São Tomé and Príncipe AU Africa.svg
Date15–22 August 1995
Location
0°20′10″N 6°43′50″E / 0.33611°N 6.73056°E / 0.33611; 6.73056Coordinates: 0°20′10″N 6°43′50″E / 0.33611°N 6.73056°E / 0.33611; 6.73056
Result

Coup failed

Belligerents
Military faction Government
Commanders and leaders
Lieutenant Manuel Quintas de Almeida President Miguel Trovoada
1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état is located in São Tomé and Príncipe
1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état
Nexus of coup in São Tomé (marked green), São Tomé and Príncipe

The 1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état was an attempted military coup on August 15, 1995. The coup was launched against the government of President Miguel Trovoada, and was led by Lieutenant Manuel Quintas de Almeida. The immediate cause of the coup was a long, 6-month delay in the soldiers' salary, poor supply and living conditions of the soldiers. However, under pressure from the international community, the military returned power to Trovoada on August 22.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Кусов, Виталий. Мигел Тровоада: президент Сан-Томе и Принсипи, биография. Правители Африки: XXI век (in Russian). Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ Gary Strieker (20 September 1995). "Tiny nation struggles with democracy". CNN. Retrieved 4 January 2019.