SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW+ – The former head of the Gabonese presidential guard was sworn as the country’s new president, just days after a military coup. Meanwhile, protesters gathered in the Nigerien capital to demand that French troops leave the country following the July 26 coup.
There have been nine coups in West and Central Africa in the past three years, most of them challenging Western influence in resource-rich countries. What is causing unrest in this strategically important region and what would it mean if these countries formed an anti-Western bloc?
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