Elite Political Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa

From Emergent Africa Thu Jan 31 2013, 06:00:00

Look at this map on global relative coup risk. Ken Opalo writes:

The one thing that jumps at you from his global relative coup risk map is Sub-Saharan Africa's over-representation in the highest risk category of states.Why does Sub-Saharan Africa have much higher relative levels of predicted elite political instability?

The political science literature has varied answers including: high levels of poverty, state incapacity, high levels of ethnic fractionalization and or polarization, limited state consolidation due to having relatively young states, etc.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Mali:   Mouse Stops Air France Flight Taking Off for Three Days (news)
Radio France Internationale
29 August 2016

Passengers on an Air France from Mali's capital Bamako to Paris arrived three days late ... thanks to a mouse in the cabin. The AF373 should have taken off on Friday eveing but passengers were ... [read more]

Mali:   Comment une souris a empêché un avion d'Air France de décoller (news)
Radio France Internationale
28 August 2016

Le vol d'Air France a mis trois jours pour quitter Bamako et rallier Paris. Il était censé décoller vendredi soir 26 août, mais a été annulé à ... [read more]

Sudan:   Mali Foreign Minister to Arrive in Khartoum On Monday (news)
Sudan News Agency
28 August 2016

The Foreign Minister of Mali, Abdoulaye Diop, is due to arrive in Khartoum Monday in an official visit to convey a message from the President of Mali to the President of the Republic, Field Marshal ... [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!