Africa West Africa World 

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
Africa West Africa World 

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
Africa West Africa World 

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
Africa Featured Mali West Africa World 

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
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

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
Africa Sudan World 

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
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

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
Africa West Africa World 

Guinea’s coup leader sworn in as interim president

– – The man who toppled the Alpha Condé regime in Guinea last month has now been sworn in as the interim president. Col Mamady Doumbouya led a coup to overthrow President Condé who was just starting his controversial third term in office. 41-year-old Doumbouya now joins Mali’s Assimi Goïta, 38, as the continent’s youngest leaders – all through a… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Guinea’s military outdoors plans towards a return to civilian rule

– – Guinea’s military leaders who seized power this month have laid down their plans towards returning the country to a civilian rule. Key among those plans is the formation of a transitional government to be headed by the coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya will be the interim president overlooking the transitional process towards elections. The transitional… Read More
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan blames allies of ex-president Bashir for failed coup

A transitional government made up of the military, civilian representatives and protest groups have been ruling as part of a power-sharing agreement. “We’re not going back… there are people trying to turn back the hands of time,” said Information Minister Hamza Baloul in a statement read on state TV. – – The Sudanese government has said the situation in the… Read More