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Manuel Quintas de Almeida : biography

1957 - 26 December 2006

Manuel Quintas de Almeida (1957 – 26 December 2006) was a lieutenant in the military of São Tomé and Príncipe.


In the 1970s, Almeida was a member of the MLSTP party youth. He was trained in surface artillery at the Escola Comandante Benedito in Luanda, Angola (1978) and later became a member of ex-Head of State Manuel Pinto da Costa's presidential guard.


He died on 26 December 2006 during a stay in Portugal for unspecified health reasons., Jornal de São Tomé e Príncipe, 28 December 2006.

August 15, 1995 coup d'état

He led a coup against the democratically elected government of President Miguel Trovoada on 15 August 1995.

However, he relinquished power on 21 August as part of an agreement.

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