History November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm

5 Africans who were trained by the French army and went on to lead coups against leaders in their countries

Nii Ntreh November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm

November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

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Mathieu Kérékou. Photo Credit: BBC

Mathieu Kérékou

A bodyguard to Benin president Hubert Maga, Kerekou seized power from another leader, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin in 1972.

Kerekou was trained in Senegal and Mali but served in the French army for a year. He went to rule Benin between 1972 and 1991.

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