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Another coup attempt: Fear hit the African continent following another coup attempt.

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In the recent times, there have been an increased fear and panic, on the continent of Africa following the recent failed coup attempts, and the Military takeovers in some States on the continent. 

Within the period of 2010 and 2021, there have been about 38 coups d'état, coup attempts and coup plots on the African continent. Starting from the February 18 2010 Nigerien coup d'état, to the recent September 5 2021 Guinean Coup.

The latest news coming from the Sudan state media has revealed that, there has been a failed coup attempt on the ruling government. According to a Sudanese government spokesperson, the coup plotters were linked to the ousted President Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled two years ago; but the coup attempted was detected and defeated; and all the plotters involved arrested.

The AFP news agency has reported that, the coup plotters had tried to take over a building housing the state media. 

According to the Sudanese government, the situation in the country has been brought under control; but this latest coup attempt in Sudan, has sparked a new trending topic on social media; leaving many with the big question…is Africa back to the days of coup d'état?

The latest on the African continent to have been hit by military takeovers are Mali and Guinea. The Malian 2021 coup d'état began on the night of May 24 2021; when the Malian Army; led by Vice President Assimi Goïta, captured President Bah N'daw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Minister of Defence Souleymane Doucouré.

Assimi Goïta, the head of the junta that led the 2020 Malian coup d'état, announced that, N'daw and Ouane were stripped of their powers and that new elections would be held in 2022. It is the country's third coup d'état in ten years, following the 2012 and 2020 military takeovers, with the latter having happened only nine months

Guinea was also on 5 September 2021, hit with military takeover, when President Alpha Condé was captured by the country's armed forces in a coup d'état, after gunfire in the capital, Conakry. The coup leader; Commander Mamady Doumbouya after the takeover, released a broadcast on state television announcing the dissolution of the country’s constitution and the government.

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