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Vol 37 No 5

Published 1st March 1996


Cameroon

Coup down under 

A bungled attempt to launch a coup in Cameroon has ended in an Australian court. Between July and November 1994, Geoffrey Vernon Hughes, a businessman, tried to buy arms worth about US$1 million from an (unidentified) dealer in Cameroon, who promptly told the police. In January, a judge in Brisbane gave Hughes five months in gaol and several years under a good behaviour bond.

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