Why are coups common in Africa? (Al Jazeera)

Burkina Faso’s military has overthrown the interim government in a coup that has plunged the capital city, Ouagadougou, into panic. … general elections. General Gilbert Diendere has been declared the country’s new leader. Burkina Faso is not an exception in Africa. The continent has seen at least 200 successful or failed coups since …