Abuja: Nigeria "unequivocally" condemned Wednesday's military coup in Sao Tome and Principe, whose President Fradique de Menezes was attending an international forum in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
"The government condemns unequivocally this violation of the democratic process," an official statement said. "Needless to observe that the development is also a gross violation of ... the constitutive act of the African Union."
Geography lesson: Sao Tome and Principe is located off the West Coast of Africa. It's a series of small, volcanic islands settled by the Portuguese, and it's desperatly poor. It also shares vast oil fields with Nigeria.