Coups in Africa: Are They All Bad?

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In West Africa broadly, the perception that leaders are beholden to external forces is deeply ingrained in public sentiment and undermines government authority. Prior to Gabon, the world’s attention was focused on Niger, following the July 26 coup and the threat by regional organization the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to use military...