2001 Burundian coup d'état attempt
|2001 Burundian coup d'état|
|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.