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INTERVIEW | Dr. Ndumba Kamwanya on Gabon coup

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Lately, it seems like military coups are the order of the day in central and western Africa, with an increase in coups seen in that part of the continent, especially over the past three years.

The latest coup on the continent is currently still unfolding in Gabon, where the military took over power and ousted President Ali Bongo last Wednesday, shortly after he had been named the winner of last week's contested election.

The situation in Gabon marks the 10th coup or attempt to overthrow the government in west and central Africa.