1979 Central African Republic coup d'état

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The Dacko Coup was a bloodless coup orchestrated by David Dacko against incumbent Central African Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa. The emperor was in Libya during the overthrow. After the coup, the new President David Dacko claimed, "I have direct evidence that the Emperor went at night to Bangui's central prison and bashed children to death there on April 18." Dacko's grab for power was supported by France. [1]


  1. ^ "Bokassa Successor Says Dictator Killed Children in April Massacre". The New York Times. 1979-09-24. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-04.

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