South Africa and the Seychelles
South Africa, backed by the USA CIA, fails in an attempt to mount a coup against the government of the
Seychelles. The country's leader, France Albert René, had persued a non-aligned foreign
policy, wanted to have a nuclear free Indian Ocean, and objected to a USA satellite tracking station on the
The USA vetoes a United Nations resolution condemning the attempt and naming South Africa as the agent.
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