10 Influential Coups D’État In Recent African History

Written by Keren Mikva

Forming a stable government is always a long and drawn-out process, and periods of extreme upheaval are to be expected. In Africa, there have been countless coup d’état, or government overthrows — many in recent history. The following represent 10 of the most recent and influential coups d’état in recent African history, and allow us further insight into many African regimes.