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Why was there a coup in Niger?

Three years. Seven coups. Now Niger is the latest African country to witness a military takeover. Why are coups so common in West Africa? What does it mean for the future of the region, and even the continent? And crucially, what does it mean for the people of Niger. This video from the Evening Standard explains what happened, and why.

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