GUINEA BISSAU COUP
Years: 1998-1999 | Est. deaths: 1 000
Published prior to 2013
"The conflict over government in Guinea-Bissau was triggered by the dismissal by President Viera of General Ansumane Mané. The latter formed a military junta, Military Junta for the Consolidation of Democracy, Peace and Justice, and challenged the government, which could only avoid defeat by relying on foreign troops. Following negotiations and a peace agreement, the rebels made a final push and ousted President Veira, thus ending the conflict."
Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 12/12/02) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University