Thursday, 21 August 2008

A word on military coups

Recent political developments in Africa have raised some eyebrows. The Nigerian reschuffle, the death of the Zambian President and the on going saga in Zimbabwe are not the same thing as the history of military coups. That said, some believe differently. Razia Khan, Chief Africa Economist at Standard Chartered Bank, recently warned that the impact of Mauritania's coup could spread wider accross the continent. We reporduce this chart from Reuters as our answer to that. The developments are not good news but the trend is still clearly going in the right direction.

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