Thursday, January 24, 2013

Map of countries at high risk of a coup d'etat in 2013


A number of governments around the world may always a coup. Here's a map.

A few hours before the inauguration of Barack Obama for a second term, which looked like a coup d'├ętat in Eritrea, a country in Africa whose government is authoritarian and cruel if he is  often  compared  to North Korea , took place.

In this map, there is incredible fragility of the Sahel region, a  huge strip of land prone to drought  that crosses the continent from east to west.

The Sahel includes, of course, Mali.  It also includes a large part of the areas where Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).



In all, 22 of the 30 countries most at risk are in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes the heavily populated Nigeria, where a coup could worsen the already deadly tension between the Christian and Muslim communities in the country. Traditionally, the Nigerian presidency rotates between a Christian and a Muslim, something that could upset this order could ignite a part of the country.

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