Coup in Central Africa (Bokassa)
A military coup brings Bokassa to power in Central Africa. For 13 years he rules brutally.
Opponents are publicly clubbed to death in the streets (including 100 children in 1979) and all power is centralised to him and his family who bleed
the country's finances.
France supports this regime because of concessions in mining the huge Uranium deposits. South Africa and the USA loan money to the government.
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