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September 8, 1987
Uganda has offered temporary asylum to ousted Burundian President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza because his nation's new military junta will not allow him to return home, said a Ugandan Cabinet minister, who declined to be identified. "He was desperate. He had nowhere to go. He was refused permission to fly into Bujumbura (the Burundian capital)," the official said. Bagaza, 41, was overthrown Thursday while attending a meeting in Canada.
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September 8, 1987
Uganda has offered temporary asylum to ousted Burundian President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza because his nation's new military junta will not allow him to return home, said a Ugandan Cabinet minister, who declined to be identified. "He was desperate. He had nowhere to go. He was refused permission to fly into Bujumbura (the Burundian capital)," the official said. Bagaza, 41, was overthrown Thursday while attending a meeting in Canada.
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September 5, 1987 | From Reuters
The deposed president of the African country of Burundi, Col. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, left Nairobi for Paris early today after Kenya apparently refused him entry to the country, Nairobi airport sources said. Bagaza, 41, who lost power in a coup by military officers on Thursday, had been waiting in the VIP lounge at Nairobi airport for 12 hours after returning hurriedly from a summit of French-speaking nations in Quebec.
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September 4, 1987 | From Reuters
Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, overthrown in his absence as president of Burundi, flew to Nairobi from Paris today, trying to make his way home. But coup leaders closed the airport at Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, and canceled scheduled flights there. Kenyan authorities refused to say if Bagaza was being allowed to stay in their country or where he might go if he were not.
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September 3, 1987 | From Reuters
The president of the small African nation of Burundi was overthrown by the country's military leaders in a bloodless coup today while he was at a summit of French-speaking leaders in Quebec, radio reports indicated. A communique broadcast on the state radio from the Burundi capital of Bujumbura said the president, Col. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, was relieved of his duties as head of state, head of the ruling party and chief of the armed forces. Bagaza himself took power in a bloodless coup in 1976.
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October 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
The president of Burundi was seized Thursday in an army coup that halted the tiny Central African nation's transition to democracy and stirred fears of new ethnic bloodletting. In Belgium, Burundi's former colonial ruler, BRTN radio said unidentified sources reported the rebels had killed President Melchior Ndadaye. The radio said Burundi's neighbor, Rwanda, broadcast similar reports but that none had been confirmed.
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September 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Soldiers in the small African country of Burundi ousted President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza on Thursday while he was out of the country and set up a ruling junta under an army major, official Burundi radio reported. Bagaza, a 41-year-old socialist with ties to Moscow, was in Quebec attending a summit meeting of French-speaking nations. He left the summit Thursday when rumors of a coup began circulating and took a plane for Paris.
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March 23, 1986 | DAVID CRARY, Associated Press
From Sudan to South Africa, on shantytown streets and desert battlefields, tribal conflicts are fragmenting Africa's nations and tormenting its peoples. Even the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa often is beset by tribal rivalry that in recent months has seen black groups fighting each other, sometimes shattering black unity in the battle against the white government. African tribalism has triggered wars and toppled governments, just as it has wrecked courtships and thwarted job seekers.
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