Failed coup attempt in Sao Tome and Principe - Prime Minister

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Failed coup attempt in Sao Tome and Principe - Prime Minister

Patrice Emery Trovoada, Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe, addresses the 67th ....   -  

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A coup attempt failed on Thursday night in Sao Tome and Principe, a small Gulf of Guinea island nation considered a model of parliamentary democracy in Africa, Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada said.

Four men, including the former president of the outgoing national assembly Delfim Neves and a former military officer who had already attempted a coup in 2009, were arrested and tried to attack the army headquarters, Trovoada said in a video authenticated and sent to AFP in Libreville by Justice Minister Ilsa Maria dos Santos Amado Vaz.

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