What’s behind the wave of coups in Africa? | Start Here

Six countries in West and Central Africa have had coups in the last few years, with Gabon and Niger the most recent. Is there a pattern emerging? And where do France and Russia fit in? #AJStartHere with Sandra Gathmann explains. 00:50 – A wave of coups—where are they happening?
01:30 – What happened in Gabon?
01:55 – The power struggle in Niger
02:30 – What are the common coup themes?
02:35 – Governments not delivering
03:15 – The security problem
04:20 – Anti-French sentiment is growing in the region 06:00 – What role has France played in the Sahel?
07:40 – Why Russia is gaining influence 08:15 – Where does the Wagner group fit in? This episode features: Dino Mahtani, Independent Analyst on African Affairs Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies |Pretoria
Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim, Senior Sahel Analyst, International Crisis Group
Ovigwe Eguegu, Policy Analyst, Development Reimagined
Adama Gaye, Political Analyst Michael Amoah, Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics Check out our other Start Here episodes https://bit.ly/3o0BEIW Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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