The coup in Sao Tome that Bill Hobbs called attention to has collapsed, according to Strategy Page (no permalink).

July 23, 2003: The military junta signed an agreement with a 30-strong
group of international mediators, allowing the reinstatement of the elected government. The platoon of diplomats came from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Portugal and the United States were led by Congo-Brazzaville foreign minister Rodolphe Adada. President Menezes flew back that night, accompanied by Nigerian President Obasanjo. - Adam Geibel
Who cares? The former Portuguese colony is/was a stable democracy (what's a coup now and then?), non-Muslim, and sits on top of an ocean of oil.



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