Best answer: When was the first coup in Africa?

1963 Togolese coup d’état
Government Army faction Supported by: France
Commanders and leaders
Sylvanus Olympio Emmanuel Bodjollé Étienne Eyadéma Kléber Dadjo Nicolas Grunitzky
Casualties and losses

Who led the first military coup in Africa?

It was masterminded by Lt. Colonel Murtala Muhammed and many northern military officers. The coup began as a mutiny at roughly midnight on July 28, 1966 and was a reaction to the killings of Northern politicians and Officers by some soldiers on January 15, 1966 (see 1966 Nigerian coup d’état).

Who staged the first coup in Nigeria?

The 1966 Nigerian coup d’état began on 15 January 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.

When was the last coup in Africa?


Event Date Country
2017 Equatoguinean coup d’état attempt 27 – 28 December 2017 Equatorial Guinea
2019 Gabonese coup d’état attempt 7 January 2019 Gabon
2019 Sudanese coup d’état 10 April 2019 Sudan
2019 Ethiopian coup d’état attempt 22 June 2019 Ethiopia
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Which African country experienced a coup last week?

2020 Malian coup d’état

Date 18 August 2020
Location Mali

Which country had the first coup in Africa?

The 1963 Togolese coup d’état was a military coup that occurred in the West African country of Togo on 13 January 1963.

1963 Togolese coup d’état
Sylvanus Olympio Emmanuel Bodjollé Étienne Eyadéma Kléber Dadjo Nicolas Grunitzky
Casualties and losses
1 (President Olympio)
Nexus of coup in Lomé (marked green), Togo

Who is the father of Yakubu Gowon?

Nde Yohanna

How old is Obasanjo now?

84 years (March 5, 1937)

Who is the first Army general in Nigeria?

Chief of Army Staff

No. Chief of Army Staff Left office
1 Lieutenant colonel Yakubu Gowon FSS (born 1934) Later military ruler July 1966
2 Lieutenant colonel Joseph Akahan OFR FSS (1937–1968) May 1968 †
3 Major general Hassan Katsina RCDS, PSC (1933–1995) January 1971
4 Major general David Ejoor (1932–2019) July 1975

How many coups happened in Nigeria?

Nigeria today is seemingly democratic with there having been no military coups since 1999, however the decades under military rule have had a resounding impact on the nation with all today’s 36 states created by the military and there still being a considerable military influence evident.

Which country is Mali?

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa, located southwest of Algeria.

Regions and cercles.

Region name Bamako Capital District
Area (km2) 252
Population Census 1998 1,016,296
Population Census 2009 1,810,366

Who is Mali president now?

List of heads of state of Mali

President of the Republic of Mali
Emblem of Mali
Incumbent Assimi Goïta Interim since 24 May 2021
Residence Koulouba Palace, Bamako
Term length 5 years Renewable once
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Who is Colonel Malick Diaw?

Malick Diaw is a Malian soldier and politician. The colonel was one of the leaders of the Military Junta that organized the 2020 Malian coup d’état and a member of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People.

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