List of African Nations That Have Never Experienced Military Coup

List of African Nations That Have Never Experienced Military Coup

Data collected by Powell and Thyne revealed that out of 54 countries on the African continent, 45 have experienced at least one coup attempt since 1950, VOA News reported.

Gabon is the latest on the list after the army announced that President Ali Bongo had been deposed through a military coup on Wednesday, August 30.

African countries yet to experience military coup/South Africa, Namibia, and other African countries yet to experience military coup
South Africa, Namibia, and other African countries have yet to experience a military coup Photo Credits:Cyril Ramaphosa/ Dr Lazarus Chakwera /Hage Gottfried Geingob
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However, seven African countries have never experienced a military coup since they gained independence.

Here is the list of African countries:

  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Cape Verde
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Eritrea
  • Mauritius

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There is another category of countries in Africa countries, where the army has attempted to military coup but did not succeed.

List of African nations that have experienced failed military coups

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Morocco has experienced two unsuccessful military coup attempts in the North African country.


The East African country had one unsuccessful coup attempt in the east African country in 1982 to overthrow President Daniel Arap Moi's government


Cameroon experienced its failed military coup attempt in 1984 to depose President Paul Biya, the New York Times reported.


The failed military attempt happened just once in Mozambique


Senegal has experienced one failed military coup attempt


According to the Washington Post, the coup d'état attempt was a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Agostinho Neto in 1977.


Djibouti has also experienced one unsuccessful military coup attempt

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The military announced on national television that the army was now in charge after taking over power from Bongo on Wednesday, August 30.

The soldiers stated the reasons and factors responsible for the coup during a nationwide address on Wednesday, August 30.

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