Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso’s ousted military ruler flees to Togo

– Advertisement – 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… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

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
Africa West Africa World 

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
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

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
Africa Ghana Mali West Africa World 

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
Africa Mali West Africa World 

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
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Social activist charged with treason over coup comment

– – A leading social activist in Ghana, Oliver Barker-Vormawor has been charged with treason after making claims of carrying out a coup if a controversial electronic levy policy is passed by the country’s parliament. State prosecutors charged him with treason when he was arraigned in court on Monday. He has also been remanded into police custody till February 28. Barker-Vormawor’s… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian activist arrested over coup comments

– – A Ghanaian social activist Oliver Baker- Vormawor has been arrested by the police for making claims of carrying out a coup if a controversial electronic levy policy is passed by the country’s parliament. Barker-Vormawor who is a convenor of the popular pressure group #FixtheCountry Movement was arrested by operatives from the National Security at the Kotoka International Airport… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

ECOWAS to deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau after coup attempt

– – ECOWAS leaders have said they will be deploying troops to Guinea-Bissau to help stabilize the country after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt. The country’s president Umaro Sissoco Embaló revealed this week that he and his cabinet were targeted in a coup attempt while attending a meeting. Gunfire was heard near the ministerial building where the meeting was taking place… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Why ECOWAS didn’t impose sanctions on Burkina Faso

– – Ecowas heads of state have decided against imposing any sanctions on Burkina Faso after concluding their meeting in Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday. Soldiers seized power Burkina Faso last month, ousting President Roch Kabore, an action that led to Burkina Faso’s suspension from ECOWAS and the African Union. The West African leaders have asked the junta release unconditionally,… Read More