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August 4, 1991 | From Reuters
The president of the Comoros says he is still in control despite an attempt to oust him using the same constitutional clause that brought him to power in the Indian Ocean republic two years ago. Said Mohamed Djohar told citizens of the impoverished archipelago in a radio address Saturday to stay calm and said those responsible for trying to oust him will be brought to justice, Information Minister Mohamed Adamo said.
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August 4, 1991 | From Reuters
The president of the Comoros says he is still in control despite an attempt to oust him using the same constitutional clause that brought him to power in the Indian Ocean republic two years ago. Said Mohamed Djohar told citizens of the impoverished archipelago in a radio address Saturday to stay calm and said those responsible for trying to oust him will be brought to justice, Information Minister Mohamed Adamo said.
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October 8, 1995 | From Reuters
Veteran French mercenary Bob Denard, whose latest coup attempt in the Comoro Islands was crushed by French troops, was flown home to a French jail Saturday, his lawyer said. Escorted by French gendarmes, he landed at Villacoublay air base outside Paris at dawn aboard an air force C-160 transport plane.
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September 29, 1995 | From Associated Press
A French mercenary who once was the armed power behind the presidency of the Comoros led a new coup attempt Thursday in the impoverished island nation, taking the president hostage. Bob Denard, 66, led a group of foreign mercenaries that attacked the presidential palace and captured President Said Mohamed Djohar, officials at the Comoros Embassy in Paris said.
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October 6, 1995 | Associated Press
A grizzled, limping soldier of fortune ended his latest power grab in Africa on Thursday by quietly leading his band of white mercenaries into French custody. The subdued surrender on the Comoro Islands off Africa's eastern coast came after a lightning invasion of French troops ended a short-lived coup by Bob Denard, two dozen mercenaries and about 300 allied Comoran soldiers.
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October 1, 1995 | From Associated Press
Foreign mercenaries and army rebels who toppled the government of the Comoro Islands were reported firmly in control Saturday as life edged back toward normal in the archipelago off Africa's eastern coast. With increasing desperation, the overthrown government and an opposition party appealed for international help in driving out the mercenaries. But none appeared forthcoming. Mercenaries led by Bob Denard, a 66-year-old Frenchman, seized power Thursday and captured the president.
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September 30, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
As forces loyal to French mercenary Bob Denard continued to battle for control of the tiny Indian Ocean republic of the Comoro Islands on Friday, France placed its armed forces in the region on alert and negotiated for the safe evacuation of hundreds of tourists. The coup attempt is a reprise of three previous efforts by the legendary Denard to take over the former French colony, where he wielded power behind the scenes for a decade until his ouster in 1989.
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October 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Pinned by French commandos who stormed this African island nation Wednesday, a longtime mercenary handed over the president he deposed and detained last week and haggled over the end to his latest coup. After a day in which 600 French troops took control of the islands, commandos walked into Bob Denard's compound without firing a shot late Wednesday, fueling speculation of surrender. But Denard, reached by telephone, said that negotiations were continuing: "I haven't surrendered.
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August 13, 1991
BENIN: Riots inspired by economic collapse forced dictator Mathieu Kerekou to call elections. He was defeated in the March, 1991, ballot. CAPE VERDE: Free legislative and presidential elections earlier this year installed a new government and ended 15 years of one-party rule in this former Portuguese island colony. MAURITIUS: Multi-party democracy since independence from Britain in 1968.
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July 27, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking back on it now, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida's scheme for the perfect democracy in Nigeria, Africa's largest country and long an example for the continent, seemed a little too perfect. He created two parties and wrote their platforms--one a little bit right of center, the other a little bit to the left. To keep the process spanking clean, he decreed that no former politicians or military coup-makers, including himself, could run for office.
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