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July 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers toppled the government of the tiny West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe while President Fradique de Menezes was in neighboring Nigeria. Troops with machine guns patrolled the quiet streets of the capital, Sao Tome. Nigeria, which expects to help Sao Tome and Principe develop its oil reserves, issued a warning that fell just short of a threat of military intervention, should its interests be jeopardized. Coup leader Maj.
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July 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Coup leaders in the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe released senior government officials, paving the way for an end to the bloodless military takeover. After 10 hours of negotiations with international mediators who jetted in over the weekend, the junta announced that it would free about half a dozen officials held at army barracks since Wednesday's coup.
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WORLD
July 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
African envoys arrived in Sao Tome and Principe for talks aimed at persuading the military junta that seized power in the island nation last week to restore civilian rule. Three separate delegations, including one from regional power Nigeria, traveled under an agreement between the junta and diplomats from the United States and Portugal. Sao Tome and Principe, a former Portuguese colony of about 140,000 people, is in the Gulf of Guinea, a region of growing importance as a source of oil.
WORLD
July 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
African envoys arrived in Sao Tome and Principe for talks aimed at persuading the military junta that seized power in the island nation last week to restore civilian rule. Three separate delegations, including one from regional power Nigeria, traveled under an agreement between the junta and diplomats from the United States and Portugal. Sao Tome and Principe, a former Portuguese colony of about 140,000 people, is in the Gulf of Guinea, a region of growing importance as a source of oil.
NEWS
March 9, 1988
Security forces crushed an attempted coup in the tiny West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe and killed two of the 40 armed rebels who landed in canoes in the Marxist-ruled nation, a government official said. Information Ministry official Joao Carlos said most of the attackers were captured as they tried to seize national police headquarters on the coast of the former Portuguese colony. One policeman was wounded.
NEWS
March 31, 1985 | PATRICK REYNA, Associated Press
After a decade of ties with the East Bloc following independence from Portugal, the tiny two-island nation of Sao Tome and Principe off Africa wants development aid from the West, government officials say. Chiefly, they would like agriculture assistance. The annual cocoa production, the principal source of hard currency, has dropped from 10,000 tons at the time of independence from Portugal in 1975 to 4,000 tons.
WORLD
July 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Coup leaders in the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe released senior government officials, paving the way for an end to the bloodless military takeover. After 10 hours of negotiations with international mediators who jetted in over the weekend, the junta announced that it would free about half a dozen officials held at army barracks since Wednesday's coup.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2003 | Ken Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Environmental Remediation Holding Corp. has one full-time employee at its headquarters here. It hasn't reported a penny of revenue for four years and has piled up more than $30 million in losses. Its stock price hovers around 17 cents a share. Yet thanks to its sole asset -- a contract that gives it a major stake in a tiny West African nation's oil fields -- the obscure Texas oil company appears to be on the verge of a stunning turnaround.
NEWS
March 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Fradique de Menezes named a former ambassador to Portugal as prime minister of Sao Tome and Principe. Gabriel da Costa, 45, of the minority party Change Democratic Movement, was chosen by the president, who received the names of two candidates from the legislature of the West African country. Da Costa's party is closely allied with the president and holds 23 of the 55 seats in parliament.
TRAVEL
January 27, 2002
Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following foreign countries and their dependencies this week because of national and religious holidays: Monday: Australia, Sri Lanka Tuesday: Nepal, New Zealand Thursday: Nauru Friday: Malaysia Saturday: Liechtenstein Sunday: Mozambique, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Vietnam * Source: Thomson Financial Publishing
WORLD
July 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers toppled the government of the tiny West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe while President Fradique de Menezes was in neighboring Nigeria. Troops with machine guns patrolled the quiet streets of the capital, Sao Tome. Nigeria, which expects to help Sao Tome and Principe develop its oil reserves, issued a warning that fell just short of a threat of military intervention, should its interests be jeopardized. Coup leader Maj.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2003 | Ken Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Environmental Remediation Holding Corp. has one full-time employee at its headquarters here. It hasn't reported a penny of revenue for four years and has piled up more than $30 million in losses. Its stock price hovers around 17 cents a share. Yet thanks to its sole asset -- a contract that gives it a major stake in a tiny West African nation's oil fields -- the obscure Texas oil company appears to be on the verge of a stunning turnaround.
NEWS
March 9, 1988
Security forces crushed an attempted coup in the tiny West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe and killed two of the 40 armed rebels who landed in canoes in the Marxist-ruled nation, a government official said. Information Ministry official Joao Carlos said most of the attackers were captured as they tried to seize national police headquarters on the coast of the former Portuguese colony. One policeman was wounded.
NEWS
March 31, 1985 | PATRICK REYNA, Associated Press
After a decade of ties with the East Bloc following independence from Portugal, the tiny two-island nation of Sao Tome and Principe off Africa wants development aid from the West, government officials say. Chiefly, they would like agriculture assistance. The annual cocoa production, the principal source of hard currency, has dropped from 10,000 tons at the time of independence from Portugal in 1975 to 4,000 tons.
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