Military and civilian Coups in Africa tally

1. Niger – Military coup that ousted President Mamadou Tandja sho is said to be detained in a military camp.
2. Kenya – Civilian Coup by Kibaki – 2007 – Currently the head of Government of naitonal unity with the winner of 2007 election Raila Odinga
3. Nigeria – Yaradua Disposed by the Parlaiment and Senate after being incapacitated by Hearty Disease
4. Conkary – Coup led by now ousted military ruler Camara
5. Zimbabwe – Mugabe after losing elections twice he used militia to Harass the winner Morgan Who gave in to power sharing
6. Madgascar – Military Coup that installed the opposition leader. Widely condemned by AU and a power sharing arrangement was brokered between the ousted government and the new Leader
7. Maruitania

From BBC website Troops in Mauritania have overthrown the country’s first freely-elected leader and say they have formed a state council to rule the country.

President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was held after he tried to dismiss the military’s top commanders.

Troops are out on the streets of the capital, Nouakchott, where tear gas was fired at about 50 protesters.

President Abdallahi came to power in free and fair polls last year, taking over from a military junta



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