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Vol 37 No 12

Published 7th June 1996


Army in brief 

The army's taste of power was brief. General Ibrahim Barré Mainassara's coup of 27 January this year (AC Vol 37 No 3) will be swiftly followed by the presidential elections due (inconveniently for French revolutionaries) on 14 July. Pressure from Western donors made it unprofitable for the soldiers to hold on.

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