Are coups back in Africa?


Africa has long struggled to prevent the menace of coups, unconstitutional changes of government and the instability they bring. The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance was adopted in 2012 to steer national, regional and continental efforts to consolidate democracy and prevent insurrection.

Why are the African Union (AU) and Regional Economic Communities failing to address the problem and what lessons can they learn from the recent overthrows in Chad, Mali and Guinea?

This event will have simultaneous English–French interpretation.

Chairperson: Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Senior Researcher and Southern Africa Project Leader, ISS Pretoria


Dr Issaka Souaré, Director, Sahel & West Africa Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Prof Kwesi Aning, Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra

Dr David Zounmenou, Senior Research Consultant, ISS

Dr Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Head, Africa Peace and Security Governance, ISS Addis Ababa

feature-5icon-printerlogo-chlogo-frPSC REPORT