Military Coup in Burundi 1996

[ 1996 ]

Later, on July 25, 1996, angered by the government's solicitation of foreign military intervention to help impose security for planned political discussions, the Burundian army staged a coup, surrounding government buildings in the capital city of Bujumbaura and forcing the moderate Hutu president, Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (1956-), to seek safety in the US ambassador's residence. The military leaders installed Pierre Buyoya (1949-), a Tutsi, as president. 

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