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Last year I warned of the currency of regime change in Africa driven by profit and mineral exploitation.   I called for the international community to get tough on coup makers and more importantly on the shadowy figures sitting abroad who encourage and fund the plotters. This summer we saw another coup attempt, this time in Turkey.  Once again a democratically elected president faced overthrow in a plot emanating from abroad, this time driven by lust for power rather than commercial profit.
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