Comoro Islands: Bye-Bye, Bobby

Bye-Bye, Bobby

By mercenary standards, Robert Denard's was an illustrious career. The French soldier of fortune waged war throughout three decades in such places as the old Congo, Angola and Benin and had a hand in the overthrow of three governments in the Comoro Islands. But Denard may have finally pushed fortune too far. Involved in the assassination of Comoro President Ahmed Abdallah, Denard and his mercenary minions were running the country until late last week, when French troops called in by the Comoro interim President hastened his departure.

Denard was flown to South Africa, but Pretoria made it clear that he could...

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