Neighbouring Guinea-Bissau nearly suffered a similar fate when Umaro Embaló’s administration was almost toppled in February 2022.

Since 2015, 24 coups and coup attempts have been reportedly carried out, leading to unstable regimes and destabilised economies in Africa.

The affected states include Burundi, Burkina, Central African Republic, Libya, The Gambia, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali, Tunisia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Sao Tome and Principe.