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Since the birth of the AU, Africa has seen a dramatic decline in coup d’état, once its landmark. But the journey to a coup d’état freecontinent is not finished yet 

Kiya Tsegaye

Between the Egyptian revolution in 1952 and 1998, there were 85 violent or unconstitutional changes in government, 78 of which took place between 1961 to 1997, according to Van der Linde M., who wrote ‘Emerging Electoral Trends in the Light of Recent African Elections’. This is due to the OAU’s consideration that these acts were essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of its member States.