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Political stability in Africa: Spatial Insights: Edition 10

Authors T. MoetiG. Weir-Smith
Print HSRC Library: shelf number 9814399
handle 20.500.11910/23228
Since 2020, there have been successful military coups in Burkina Faso (twice), Chad, Guinea, Mali (twice), and Sudan, and failed ones in a number of countries (Chatham House, 2023). Democratic governance in Africa has gradually declined over the past ten years and this has had a negative impact on political stability (Ajayi et al., 2022). More recently, multiple unlawful transitions of power and military coups in Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Sudan, and Niger have been hallmarks of the continent's collapse in democratic governance.