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Attempted military coup in Sao Tome and Principe

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The former president of the Sao Tome and Principe Delphim Neves National Assembly is among six people arrested in an attempted coup carried out this Friday after four armed men stormed the army headquarters in the archipelago’s capital. I’m one of the

Attempted coup failed early Friday morning sao tome and principe the Russophon Islands considered a model of parliamentary democracy Africa reported by Prime Minister Patrice Troboada.

“There was a coup attempt that started around 12:40 a.m. and (…) ended just after 6 a.m.,” he said. “The army was attacked in the barn,” he added.

Authorities have detained four men, including former parliamentary speaker Delfim Neves and a former mercenary who had already tried to carry out a coup in 2009. They tried to attack the military headquarters, Trovoada said in the video. Minister of Justice, Ilsa Maria dos Santos Amado Vaz.

The head of government hoped to “reassure” the public and the “international community.”

A resident contacted by the AFP agency by phone, who requested anonymity, said he heard “fire and explosions from automatic weapons and heavier weapons for two hours inside the army headquarters” in the capital São Tomé.

2003 was the second time the battalion attempted to stage a coup in the country. Alrecio Costa took charge again, which was successful, but was reversed bloodlessly a year later thanks to international mediation. Costa and another of his detainees, the former president of the Neves Congress, were partners in his 2021 presidential campaign for the Neves Congress.

“Buffaloes”

Trovoada explained that the four perpetrators who broke into the army headquarters were associated with “sadly famous” military units. “The Buffaloes Meanwhile, another group, whose number could not be determined, waited outside for detainees to bring more weapons.

“What we need is to stop the elements that were outside the barracks and were engaging in a firefight with the troops,” Trovoada stressed, noting that there were fatalities during the attack on the barracks. lamented. “No deaths…only one injured”, explained.

2003 was the second time the battalion attempted to stage a coup in the country. Alrecio Costa took charge again, which was successful, but was reversed bloodlessly a year later thanks to international mediation. Costa and another of his detainees, the former president of the Neves Congress, were partners in his 2021 presidential campaign for the Neves Congress.

Source: Biobiochile

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