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last updated 23-Nov-2017
 
 
 

Military Coups of the 21st century. We cover in this section news articles and special reports covering military coups since 2000. A military coups or coup d'état generally implies the overthrowing of a government through the use, directly or indirectly, of military power. Africa has been the main protagonist of the trend since the post-independence wars of the 1960s. This is a work in progress directory and, assisted with your ever valuable feedback, we will see ho better to develop this resource.

 
MILITARY COUP INDEX
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NOTEWORTHY RECENT COUPS

ZIMBABWE- November 15, 2017.

Robert Mugabe's grip on Zimbabwe ebbing away after military takes control. The takeover by the armed forces appears to have resolved a bitter battle to succeed Mugabe, which had pitted his wife Grace against the former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. By Jason Burke, The Guardian, November 15, 2017: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP

Zimbabwe latest: What we know so far. BBC News, November 15, 2017: MULTIMEDIA

 

DATE COUNTRY OVERTHROWN LEADER OVERTHROWING LEADER / FORCE DIRECTORY
2017
November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe
President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwean army AFRICA
         
2016
July 15-6, 2016
Turkey (Attempt)
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Fethullah Gülen movement (according to Erdogan)
     
2015
       
December 17 , 2015
Niger (Attempt)
President Mahamadou Issoufou Former military chief of staff Gen Souleymane Salou and other senior military officers. AFRICA
         
2014      
November 1, 2014
Burkina Faso
President Blaise Compaoré
BF Army / Lt Col Isaac Zida
August 30, 2014 Lesotho (Attempt) Prime Minister Thomas Thabane    
May 22, 2014
Thailand
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Thai Army - Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha
       
2013        
July 4, 2013
Egypt
President Mohammed Morsi
Egypt Army
March 24, 2013
Central African Republic
President Francois Bozize
To be established | Rebel group
       
2012        
March 21, 2012
Mali
President Amadou Toumani Toure
Led by Capt Amadou Sanogo
February 7, 2012
Maldives
President Mohamed Nasheed
Led by former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
       
2010        
February 19, 2010
Niger
President Mamadou Tandja
Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (CSRD)
       
2009        
June 28, 2009
Honduras
President Manuel Zelaya
Group of military officers and elite soldiers
       
2008        
August 6, 2008
Mauritania
President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
General Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz
         
2006        
December 5, 2006
Fiji
Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
Commodore Frank Bainimarama
September 20, 2006
Thailand
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Army chief Sonthi Boonyaratglin
2005        
August 3-4, 2005
Mauritania
President Maaouiya Ould Taya
General Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz
         
2004        
February 2004 Togo President Etienne Eyadema (after deceased)   AFRICA
February 2004
Haiti
President Jean-Bertrand Aristid
2003        
September 2003
Guinea-Bissau
President Kumba Yalá
Colonel Jose Zamora Induta
July 2003
São Tomé and Príncipe
President Fradique de Menezes
March 2003
Central African Republic
Prime Minister Ange-Félix Patassé
Rebel leader Francois Bozize
       
2002        
April 2002
Venezuela
President Hugo Chavez
       
2000        
May 2000
Fiji
President Mahendra Chaudhry
Political oponent George Speight | Laisenia Qarase
January 2000
Ecuador
President Jamil Mahuad

 

 

 
 
 

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