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Essential Geopolitics: Why So Many Coups in West Africa?

MIN READFeb 3, 2022 | 16:23 GMT

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In this episode of RANE's Essential Geopolitics podcast, Clara Brackbill — a sub-Saharan Africa analyst with RANE — walks us through what's happening in West Africa. The president of Guinea-Bissau remains in office after a coup attempt Feb. 1 failed. Just a week earlier, the military of Burkina Faso ousted its elected government. In Chad, the military took over last year and the same happened in Mali in 2020. Is democracy in Africa under attack? 

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