1972 Republic of the Congo coup d'état attempt

1972 Republic of the Congo coup d'état attempt
Location Republic of the Congo AU Africa.svg
DateFebruary 22, 1972
Location
Result

Coup fails

Belligerents
Republic of the Congo Government of Republic of the Congo Pro-Ange Diawara faction

On February 22, 1972 a faction loyal to Ange Diawara attempted a coup against President Marien Ngouabi.[1] Joachim Yhombi-Opango was instrumental in ending the coup.[1] After more than a year of evading capture Diawara was ambushed and killed by forces loyal to Ngouabi.[2]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. (2013). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945 (3rd Edition). Routledge. p. 193. ISBN 1-884964-44-3.
  2. ^ Clark, John Frank; Samuel Decalo (2012). Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo (Fourth Edition). Scarecrow Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-8108-4919-8.