What to do with coups John Boonstra April 17, 2009 The African Union is for condemning them universally. The (non-African members of the) UN Security Council is all for condemning them, but more on a case-by-case basis. Togo thinks, why not include all of the accoutrements of an attempted coup — AK’s, grenades, etc. — in a nifty little display? Better than heads on stakes, I suppose… And those folks in Guinea and Mauritania who actually carried out coups…well, they’re unsurprisingly in favor of the concept.