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Chad foils military attempt to destabilise country

Chadian security forces have said they foiled an attempt by a group of army officers to destabilize the country and undermine constitutional order. The government said in a statement on Thursday that arrests have been taking place linked to the plot since Dec. 8. Authorities have been able to seized military equipment, the statement said. “This plan was devised by… Read More
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Gambia: Three people charged over coup plot

Gambian police prosecutors have charged two civilians and a police officer in connection with last month’s alleged coup plot. Prosecutors accused the suspects of conspiring and failing to report information on the planned overthrow of President Adama Barrow in October and December 2022 within the capital, Banjul, and other places in the country. They were also accused of being informed… Read More
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Gambia makes more arrests over foiled coup attempt

Gambian officials have made two extra arrests in connection with the alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Adama Barrow. Two Gambian military officers were arrested over the weekend, Gambia’s government spokesperson said on Monday. Last week the Gambian government confirmed the foiled coup attempt. Four soldiers were arrested at the time and three alleged accomplices were said to be… Read More
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Gambia arrests four soldiers over foiled coup attempt

The Gambian government has confirmed a foiled coup attempt in the country. Four soldiers had been arrested and three alleged accomplices were on the run. It is unclear who exactly was behind Tuesday’s attempt to overthrow President Adama Barrow, who won a second term election last year. The Gambia is a largely peaceful country in West Africa which is popular… Read More
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Burkina Faso’s ousted military ruler flees to Togo

– – Burkina Faso’s ousted military leader, Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba has reportedly fled to neighbouring Togo after stepping down. Damiba seized power in January this year from a democratically elected president Roch Kaboré, saying he had failed to deal with growing militant Islamist violence. But factions within his own military toppled him last month accusing him of doing very… Read More
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Heavy gunfire heard in Burkina Faso’s capital

– – There are reports of heavy gunfire from the main military camp and some residential areas in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday. A large blast was also heard near the presidential palace as soldiers were deployed onto the street leading to the presidential palace. It was not clear yet if this latest gunfire was a coup attempt but there… Read More
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Guinea: One shot dead amid protests against coup leaders

– – Anti-government protests broke out in Guinea on Thursday leading to at least one death and several others wounded. More than 100 protesters have also been arrested by authorities. The violent anti-government protests have been sparked by concerns that Guinea’s ruling junta is delaying restoring civilian rule. The opposition coalition has expressed regret at the death and injuries that… Read More
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Nine protesters killed during anti-military protests in Sudan

– – Doctors in Sudan say nine protesters have so far died following protests against military rule. Many of the victims according to doctors had been shot by security forces who had confronted large crowds in multiple cities. There were instances where the military tried to break into hospitals where some of the injured were being treated. During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters… Read More
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ECOWAS sets new poll deadlines for Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea

West African coup states – Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea have been given new deadlines to ensure elections take place to return them into civilian rule. Leaders of the regional bloc, ECOWAS on Friday after their summit in Ghana’s capital Accra agreed to give Mali’s military transitional government 12 to 16 months to hold elections. In a statement the heads… Read More
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Mali’s coup leaders and Ecowas fail to reach a deal on poll date

– – Mali’s political crisis remains unresolved after the country’s coup leaders and those from the regional bloc, ECOWAS failed to agree on a new poll date. The West African nation has been under harsher sanctions from ECOWAS and the European Union after interim President Assimi Goïta and his team prolonged the transitional period. There were plans for elections this… Read More