Africa and the epidemic of military coups

Military Coups un Africa PIC: WWW.e-ir.info
Military Coups un Africa PIC: WWW.e-ir.info

The military coup that toppled Colonel Damiba by Captain Ibrahim Traore in Burkina Faso this past week is a shocking reminder to the people of this continent that the threat of military coups is now rearing its ugly head in a brutal fashion.

Burkina Faso is one example of a fragile state in Africa that has gone through many successful coups (nine in total) and the success of last week’s coup is the second in a space of eight months.

In fact Burkina Faso has never experienced a democratic transfer of power between 1960 and 2015. Christian Kabore, who was ousted in 2022, was the only leader who was democratically elected by the populace in 2015.

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