Civilian support for military coups is rising in parts of Africa: why the reasons matter

Posted on Mon 04 September 2023 in Africa • Tagged with Military Coups, Coups, Insecurity, Mali, Chad, Niger, Gabon, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Sudan, AU, African Union, ECOWAS

The clamour for coups among citizens is rising. Wikimedia Commons

Carlos García Rivero, Universitat de València

On the night of 13 January 1963, Togo’s President Sylvanus Olympio was shot dead by rebels in the first military coup staged in Africa. A long list, as shown below, was to come …

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Sudan’s conflict will have a ripple effect in an unstable region - and across the world

Posted on Wed 10 May 2023 in Africa • Tagged with Sudan, Central African Republic, Egypt, Libya, Chad, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, US, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Port Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan Army, RSF, Dagalo, al-Burhan

The raging conflict in Khartoum could negatively affect trade flows through Port Sudan to the rest of the world. Getty Images

John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State University

Sudan, Africa’s third largest country by land mass, shares borders with seven countries in an unstable region. This means that Sudan’s …

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