Former French Colonies in Africa Demand a Reset

Decades after independence, many African countries are increasingly troubled by the ongoing influence of their former colonial power.

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Gunfire in Guinea-Bissau Prompts Fears of Another Coup in Africa

The small coastal country in West Africa has experienced four coups and at least a dozen attempted takeovers since it gained independence from Portugal nearly 50 years ago.

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Burkina Faso and 5 Other Coups in Africa, Explained

Burkina Faso this week joined a list of countries that have recently experienced military takeovers — most plagued by insecurity, poor governance and frustrated youth. But there’s no one-size-fits-all explanation.

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Mali Coup Leaders Pledge Democracy After Deposing President

The plotters appealed to Malians and foreign powers in a televised address to the nation, and said that new elections would be held to replace the detained president, who had been democratically elected.

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