Operation Caban

1979 military operation in French Central Africa

Operation Caban was a military operation that happened in September 1979, to put former president, David Dacko back into power, and restore the Central African Empire to the Central African Republic by removing Emperor Bokassa I.[1][2][3]

1979 Central African coup d'état
Date21 September 1979

Coup attempt succeeds.

  • Bokassa I is exiled.
  • The Central African Republic is restored.
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg House of Bokassa
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Armed Forces loyalists
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Armed Forces rebels
Flag of France.svg France
Commanders and leaders
Bokassa I David Dacko
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing


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