Coup Tag Archive

Death of a Mercenary: The Pilot Who Almost Brought Down A Government

In the span of three months, two men (a Kenyan pilot and a Seychellois politician) at the center of a bizarre mercenary plot to overthrow the government of Seychelles in 1981 have died.

President Moi and the Ku Klux Klan

In November 1987, Kenya's three most prominent newspapers carried a bizarre story. What followed was a bizarre case of paranoia, the kidnapping of an American judge and a medical examiner from a Nairobi court, and a diplomatic tiff that nearly brought Kenya and the US to war. The truth is that it had all started with a much smaller, more personal tiff.