2001 Burundian coup d'état attempt

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2001 Burundian coup d'état
Location Burundi AU Africa.svg
DateApril 18, 2001

Coup fails

Burundi Government of Burundi Army faction

On 18 April 2001, a bloodless coup was attempted in Burundi by a group of young Army officers. The coup took place while the President, Pierre Buyoya, was in Gabon attending peace talks with the Hutu rebel group who had been fighting the government during the Burundian Civil War. The conspirators briefly occupied the state-run radio station in Bujumbura, but were quickly removed by forces loyal to Buyoya.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Burundi coup foiled, government says", CNN, April 18, 2001.
  2. ^ "Burundi coup attempt 'fails'", BBC News, 18 April 2001.