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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US will soon redeploy troops in Somalia: the mission and key goals

Posted on Wed 01 June 2022 in Africa • Tagged with Somalia, USA, African Union, AU, Biden

US troops in Djibouti in 2003 on a mission to watch terrorist groups in countries that include Somalia. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Paul D. Williams, George Washington University

The Biden administration in the US recently announced it would be providing a “persistent presence” in Somalia of up to …

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