The spate of coups in West Africa have not gone unnoticed at the African Union. The 35th summit of Heads of State has condemned these military take overs. This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
The African Union on Sunday “unequivocally” condemned a wave of military coups and attempted putsches across the continent.
An unprecedented number of member states have been suspended from the bloc as a result of the military power grabs.
West Africa’s recent surge in coups began in Mali in 2020, followed by another in Guinea the following year. Meanwhile, gunmen recently tried to overthrow the president of Guinea-Bissau in an attack that lasted hours but ultimately failed.
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Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Sudan have all been suspended from the AU. At a summit in Addis Ababa, AU delegates decried “the wave of unconstitutional changes of government.”