Major Wars Of 20th Century
Guinea Bissau Coup
Years 1998 1999 Battle deaths 1,700 The conflict over government in Guinea Bissau was triggered by the dismissal by President Viera of General Ansumane Mane. The latter formed a military junta, Military Junta for the Consolidation of Democracy, Peace and Justice, and challenged the government, which could only avoid defeat by relying on foreign troops. Following negotiations and a peace agreement, the rebels made a final push and ousted President Veira, thus ending the conflict.