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Guinea-Bissau President speaks after failed coup attempt

– – Calm has now returned to Guinea-Bissau after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt with the president Umaro Sissoco Embaló speaking out on the issue. He told reporters that calm has returned to the country after Tuesday’s incident assuring that the situation was now under control. Gunfire was heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau: Heavy gunfire at presidential meeting compound

– – Gunfire had been heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam were having a meeting on Tuesday. One police officer has been killed in the gunfire in the capital Bissau, according to local media reporting. The firing though according to residents had now subsided after it was earlier… Read More
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Ecowas sends delegation to Burkina Faso over political crisis

– – The West African regional bloc, Ecowas has sanctioned a delegation to hold talks with Burkina Faso’s coup leaders in the capital, Ouagadougou. The team’s visit to the country on Monday is to among others assess the political situation there after soldiers seized power. President Roch Kaboré was ousted by the soldiers blaming him for failing to contain worsening… Read More
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Lt-Col Damiba: The man behind the coup in Burkina Faso

– – The latest coup in Burkina Faso has added to the growing concerns about the return of military takeovers in parts of Africa. Details are now emerging about the soldier behind the coup that toppled President Roch Kaboré this month. Lt-Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is the man responsible for the coup in Burkina Faso. The 41 year old who… Read More
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Burkina Faso: Military seizes power ousting President Kaboré

– – The military in Burkina Faso has carried out a coup seizing power and ousting President Roch Kaboré. The coup leaders announced the takeover on Monday saying on state television that both the government and parliament have been dissolved. Mr Kaboré’s whereabouts are unclear, but an officer said that all those detained were in a secure location. President Roch Kabore… Read More
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Burkina Faso: President Kabore reportedly detained

– – President of Burkina Faso Roch Kabore, has reportedly been detained by soldiers. The development comes inspite of assurances from the government that there is no coup d’etat in the West African country contrary to reports. The reports say gunfire had been heard overnight near the presidential palace and at barracks in the capital, Ouagadougou. President Kabore has reportedly… Read More
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Mali’s military leaders now want a four-year transition period

– – Mali’s military rulers have revised their earlier request for a five year transition period to four years. In a letter to the chair of ECOWAS, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, the coup leaders have said they can work towards elections within four years. Mali’s military leaders carried out a coup in August 2020, deposing then president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.… Read More
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Sudan’s army forms new government after coup

– – Sudan’s army that carried out a coup last month has announced the formation of a new government. The coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane rejected calls for him to re-instate the toppled civilian prime minister by the international community. He quickly dissolved the government on October 25 after he led the coup, arresting civilian leaders that were part… Read More
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Sudan: 7 killed, 140 injured in protests over military coup

– – Seven people are reported to have been killed during protests against the military in Sudan for Monday’s coup. Some 140 people are also said to have been injured in the protests which resulted in clashes between protesters and soldiers. Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel… Read More
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Sudan: Another coup as military dissolves civilian government

– – Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders following another coup. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan who had been heading a joint council with civilian leaders has now declared a state of emergency. He blamed the current military take-over on political infighting within the civilian government. Protesters earlier took to… Read More