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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[Updated]Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy as Yahya Jammeh ousted at ballot box

Posted on Wed 04 January 2017 in Africa • Tagged with politics, Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Adama Barrow, West Africa, ECOWAS

Marloes Janson, SOAS, University of London


January 04, 2017 - Since the time that this article was first published on December 6, 2016, Gambia's Yahya Jammeh has gone on state TV to reject the results of the election that he lost. Citing irregularities, he has called for fresh elections.

As …

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