Africa is no stranger to coups de tat, with approximately 200 military coups happening on the continent. They are caused by a range of issues including political antagonism, tribalism, economic strife, greed for power and constitutional change from monarchy to a republic and so on.
Some coups happened because the military did not receive adequate funds for their existence and survival.
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Burkina Faso has had the most coups at 10. Nigeria comes in second with eight coups and in third place is Burundi, Chad and Ghana with six coups each.
Here are Africa’s bloodiest coups.