Worried Of The Same? Museveni Condemns Escalating Military Coups Ousting African Dictators, Regrets Fall Of Col.Gaddafi

Worried Of The Same? Museveni Condemns Escalating Military Coups Ousting African Dictators, Regrets Fall Of Col.Gaddafi

By Spy Uganda 

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday condemned the coup in Burkina Faso, saying recent coups in West Africa were triggered by unrest in Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s government.

Addressing the nation to mark the country’s 36th Liberation Day at Kololo ground in the capital Kampala, Yoweri Museveni said: “West Africa’s problems started with the attack on Libya. After the government there collapsed, terrorist groups in Libya spread into Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and other countries.”

Blaming Libya’s chaos for insecurity in Africa, he said such coups could not have taken place had there been unity among the leaders in Africa.


He said terrorists destabilized governments because the African leaders failed to build strong armies.

Museveni condemned power grabs in Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso.


He said Uganda joined hands with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight the Allied Democratic Forces terrorists who have been killing people for over two decades.

Proposing a meeting of the West African leaders, he said if they work together, they can solve the issues of terrorism and coups in Africa.

Below Are African Coups & Attempts Since 2010 (Scroll Left To Right To Read Full Table)

Event Date Type Country Coup leaders Head of state/government Notes
2010 Nigerien coup d’état 18 February 2010 Coup  Niger Chef d’escadron Salou Djibo President Mamadou Tandja President kidnapped and opposition leader elected into power.
2010 Guinea-Bissau unrest 1 April 2010 Attempt  Guinea-Bissau Admiral Bubo Na Tchuto
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army Antonio Ndjai
Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Júnior The head of the army was captured and the Prime Minister was briefly arrested by military officers.
2010 Madagascar coup d’état attempt 17 – 18 November 2010 Attempt  Madagascar Ex-Defence Minister N. Rakotonandrasanana and Col. C. Andrianasoaviana, Head of the Special Intervention Force President Andry Rajoelina
2011 DR Congo coup d’état attempt 27 February 2011 Attempt  DR Congo Unknown President Joseph Kabila Six people were killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
2011 Nigerien coup d’état attempt 26 July 2011 Attempt  Niger Unknown President Mahamadou Issoufou Five soldiers were arrested.
2011 Guinea-Bissau coup d’état attempt 26 December 2011 Attempt  Guinea-Bissau Navy Chief Natchuto Bubo President Malam Bacai Sanhá
2012 Malian coup d’état 22 March 2012 Coup  Mali Capt. Amadou Sanogo President Amadou Toumani Touré
2012 Malawian constitutional crisis 5 April 2012 Attempt  Malawi Peter Mutharika President Joyce Banda
2012 Malian counter-coup d’état attempt 30 April – 1 May 2012 Attempt  Mali Amadou Toumani Touré’s loyalists Acting President Dioncounda Traoré, Acting Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra and coup leader and Chairperson of the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and State of Mali, Capt. Amadou Sanogo
2012 Ivorian coup d’état attempt 13 June 2012 Attempt  Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagboloyalists President Alassane Ouattara
2012 Sudanese coup d’état attempt 22 November 2012 Attempt  Sudan Unknown President Omar al-Bashir
2013 Eritrean Army mutiny 21 January 2013 Attempt  Eritrea Unknown President Isaias Afwerki
2013 Benin coup d’état attempt 4 March 2013 Attempt  Benin Col. Pamphile Zomahoun President Boni Yayi
2013 Central African Republic coup d’état 23–24 March 2013 Coup  Central African Republic Michel Djotodia President François Bozizé
April 2013 Libyan coup d’état attempt 17 April 2013 Attempt  Libya Muammar Gaddafiloyalists Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
2013 Comoros coup d’état attempt 20 April 2013 Attempt  Comoros Unknown President Ikililou Dhoinine
2013 Chadian coup d’état attempt 1 May 2013 Attempt  Chad Unknown President Idriss Déby At least four soldiers killed. Arrest of two generals and an MP.
2013 Egyptian coup d’état 3 July 2013 Coup  Egypt Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President Mohamed Morsi Military coup ousts President Mohamed Morsi and his elected government and kills more than 1,150 government supporters.
October 2013 Libyan coup d’état attempt 10 October 2013 Attempt  Libya Abdel-Moneim al-Hour Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
2013 DR Congo coup d’état attempt 30 December 2013 Attempt  DR Congo Paul-Joseph Mukungubila President Joseph Kabila
February 2014 Libyan coup d’état attempt 14 February 2014 Attempt  Libya Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
May 2014 Libyan coup d’état attempt 18 May 2014 Attempt  Libya Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani
2014 Lesotho political crisis 30 August 2014 Attempt  Lesotho Lt. Gen. Kennedy Tlai Kamoli and Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing Prime Minister Tom Thabane Failed coup lead to early elections.
2014 Gambian coup d’état attempt 30 December 2014 Attempt  Gambia Lt. Col. Lamin Sanneh President Yahya Jammeh
2015 Burundian coup d’état attempt 13 May 2015 Attempt  Burundi Gen. Godefroid Niyombare President Pierre Nkurunziza Three coup leaders arrested whilst Niyombare remains on the run.
2015 Burkinabé coup d’état 17 September 2015 Attempt  Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendéré President Michel Kafando Coup fails and the Regiment of Presidential Security is dissolved.
2016 Burkinabé coup d’état attempt 8 October 2016 Attempt  Burkina Faso Gaston Coulibaly President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Failed coup attempt
2016–18 Libyan coup d’état attempt 14 October 2016 – Present Ongoing  Libya Prime Minister Khalifa al-Ghawil
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj
2016–2017 Gambian constitutional crisis 9 December 201621 January 2017 Attempt  Gambia Government of Gambia President Yahya Jammeh The dispute President Yahya Jammeh surrendered presidential duties in favour of Barrow and left the country to exile in Equatorial Guinea after two days after his Presidency deadline.
2017 Zimbabwean coup d’état 14 – 21 November 2017 Coup  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe defence forces under Maj. Gen. Constantino Chiwenga President Robert Mugabe After military movements are seen and explosions heard in government districts in northern Harare, the ZDF takes over state television and says that President Mugabe is in its custody, but denies mounting a coup. On 21 November, the coup ended with the resignation of Robert Mugabe.
2017 Equatoguinean coup d’état attempt 27 – 28 December 2017 Attempt  Equatorial Guinea Unknown President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
2019 Gabonese coup d’état attempt 7 January 2019 Attempt  Gabon Lt. Kelly Ondo Obiang President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabonese soldiers seize the national radio and television station declaring the establishment of a “restoration council”. The plotters were soon arrested by the Gabonese government.
2019 Sudanese coup d’état 10 April 2019 Coup  Sudan Lt. Gen. Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf President Omar al-Bashir Sudanese soldiers, led by the former First Vice President, attacked the presidential palace and overthrew the President and his government, resulting in the new government being formed.
2019 Ethiopian coup d’état attempt 22 June 2019 Attempt  Ethiopia Brig. Gen. Asaminew Tsige Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
President of the Amhara Region Ambachew Mekonnen 
On 22 June Gen. Seare Mekonnen was shot by his bodyguard Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says that he and another officer tried to prevent the coup. A couple of hours before in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region the local governor Ambachew Mekonnen and an adviser were killed.
2020 Malian coup d’état 18 – 19 August 2020 Coup  Mali Col. Assimi Goïta President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Prime Minister Boubou Cissé
Keïta and Cissé were seized by soldiers in Bamako on 18 August.
2020–21 Central African Republic coup d’état attempt 17 December 202013 January 2021 Attempt Central African Republic Ex-president François Bozizé President Faustin-Archange Touadéra In December 2020 major rebel groups in Central African Republic led by former president François Bozizé formed Coalition of Patriots for Change. On 13 January they attacked Bangui but were repelled by security forces. Clashes continue.
2021 Malian coup d’état 24 May 2021 Coup  Mali Col. Assimi Goïta President Bah Ndaw
Prime Minister Moctar Ouane
After the successful coup in 2020, led by Assimi Goïta, Bah N’Daw was installed as president of the temporary government, called the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). In May of 2021, two members of the cabinet, appointed after the 2020 coup, were replaced by N’Daw, sparking simmering tensions.
2021 Tunisian political crisis 25 July 2021 Self-Coup  Tunisia President Kais Saied Tunisian Parliament
2021 Guinean coup d’état 5 September 2021 Coup  Guinea Col. Mamady Doumbouya President Alpha Condé
September 2021 Sudanese coup d’état attempt 21 September 2021 Attempt  Sudan Unknown Sovereignty Council of Sudan
October 2021 Sudanese coup d’état 25 October 2021 Coup  Sudan Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdalla Hamdok Following the unsuccessful coup a month earlier, military forces led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan arrested the prime minister and other government officials, dissolved the government and established a state of emergency.
2022 Burkinabé coup d’état 24 January 2022 Coup  Burkina Faso Roch Kaboré
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