Bokassa

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Saint-Sylvestre Coup D'état - Background
... and strongly nationalistic" by author Brian Titley in Dark Age The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa, succeeded him as the leader of the CAR ... On 1 January 1962, Dacko's cousin, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, left the French Army and joined the military forces of the CAR with the rank of battalion commandant ... Over a year later, Bokassa became commander-in-chief of the 500 soldiers in the Central African army ...
Saint-Sylvestre Coup D'état - Coup D'état On 31 December and 1 January
... Bokassa called Izamo at his headquarters, asking him to come to Camp de Roux to sign some papers that needed his immediate attention ... Upon arrival, he was confronted by Banza and Bokassa, who informed him of the coup in progress ... When asked if he would support the coup, Izamo said no, leading Bokassa and Banza to overpower him and hold him in a cellar ...
Saint-Sylvestre Coup D'état - Aftermath
... Afterwards, Bokassa's officers went around the country, arresting Dacko's political allies and close friends, including Simon Samba, Jean-Paul Douate and more than 60 ... Weeks later, he was detained by the Congolese and handed over to Bokassa on 23 January 1966 ... beaten and tortured to death, in full view of Bokassa, Banza and Dacko ...
Saint-Sylvestre Coup D'état - Aftermath - Banza and Dacko
... Alexandre Banza, who stood by Bokassa throughout the planning and execution of the coup, served as minister of finance and minister of state in the new government ... abroad many believed that the natural-born leader would no longer accept serving as Bokassa's right-hand man ... In 1967, Banza and Bokassa had a major argument regarding the country's budget, as Banza adamantly opposed Bokassa's extravagance at government events ...
Saint-Sylvestre Coup D'état
... coup d'état was a coup d'état staged by Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic (CAR) army, and his military officers against the government of President David Dacko on 31 December ... Dacko, Bokassa's cousin, took over the country in 1960, and Bokassa, a military officer in the French army, joined the CAR army in 1962 ... Bokassa made plans to take over the government Dacko was made aware of this, and attempted to counter by forming the gendarmerie headed by Jean Izamo, who quickly became Dacko's closest adviser ...