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2021 is looking to be the year of coups. We had Chad, Mali, Guinea, and Sudan. Coups in Africa are at their “highest level since the end of colonialism” says one paper. But can a coup be the founding block to growing a democratic and just system?
Nic Cheeseman tries to answer that very question in this month’s Political Capital column.
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