West Africa is a champion: Between 1960 and 2010, the region experienced 106 failed and successful military take overs.
Africa in the Fragile States Index: South Sudan worst, S. Africa and Senegal on watch list, Zimbabwe shines
Yes, civil war makes Africa a fragile place, but the real reasons driving down Africa's ranking on the index are much less dramatic.
Some African countries are constantly under the threat of imminent implosion, say the official rankings. Yet they keep going. We find out why
Zimbabwe surprisingly took the top spot for Africa’s most improved nation this year, and Central African Republic declined the most in the world