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Burkina Faso and Mali juntas back Niger coup leaders, issue war warning

Niger coup leaders are getting backing from colleague military juntas in Burkina Faso and Mali following a threat of force from the regional bloc ECOWAS if they don’t re-instate President Mohamed Bazoum. Burkina Faso and Mali who share border with Niger say any attempt to use force to have Bazoum restored will be seen as a declaration of war on… Read More
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ECOWAS threatens force, sanctions against Niger coup leaders

ECOWAS leaders have threatened sanctions and the possible use of force against Niger’s coup leaders if they fail to reinstate ousted President Mohammed Bazoum. The West African leaders held an emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Sunday where they settled on punitive measures against Niger’s new military leaders. The coup leaders could face financial and travel sanctions and a no-fly zone… Read More
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ECOWAS leaders to hold emergency meeting over Niger coup

West African leaders will be holding an emergency summit on Sunday to discuss the coup that took place in Niger this week. “The ECOWAS Leaders will be considering and discussing the political situation and recent developments in Niger during the Extraordinary Summit,” a statement from the ECOWAS secretariat said. Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who also chairs the Authority of… Read More
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Niger’s President in detention amid reports of a coup attempt

The President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum has been seized by his guards amidst fears of a coup attempt in the West African country. No gunshots have been heard. The African Union has condemned the development describing them as “unacceptable” and urged the soldiers involved to return to barracks immediately. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission @AUC_MoussaFaki condemns the coup… Read More
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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