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Sao Tome Coup Condemned

International protests are increasing over the coup by army rebels in the West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe. Neighbouring African countries, the United States and the United Nations have all condemned the day-old coup. Soldiers seized key sites and government ministers in a dawn attack on the capital while President Fradique de Menezes was in neighbouring Nigeria. Coup leader Major Fernando Pereira has told Portuguese radio that he will hold early elections and did not want to remain in power. The president called for international help to end the bloodless coup. Full Story

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