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There has been a series of military coups since the country gained independence.
A band of young disillusioned officers staged a coup.
He was jailed for his part in the attempted coup.
the 1996 coup against General Abacha
It's a great coup to get Bjork to perform here.
This is a major publicity coup for the company.
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