1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état

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]

1995 São Tomé and Príncipe coup d'état
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A CIA WFB map of São Tomé and Príncipe
Date15–22 August 1995
LocationSão Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
TypeMilitary coup
MotiveRegime change
TargetPresidential Palace, São Tomé
Organised byManuel Quintas de Almeida
ParticipantsFaction within the Armed Forces
OutcomeCoup fails

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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.