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ISS: Burkina Faso’s junta under pressure to deliver on security promises

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The junta in power in Ouagadougou justified the 24 January coup by citing the inability of former president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré’s government to...

Why West Africa has had so many coups and how to...

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West Africa’s latest successful coup, in Burkina Faso on 24 January 2022, has renewed unease about coups “returning” and democracies “dying” in Africa. The...

ISS: What caused the coup in Burkina Faso?

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The 24 January military coup that overthrew Burkina Faso’s president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré comes amid a deepening security crisis in the country. Both...

Sudan cut off from $650 million of international funding after coup

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Sudan was unable to access $650 million in international funding in November when assistance was paused after a coup, the finance minister of the...

Sudan’s military takeover threatens national and regional security and peace

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Olusegun AkinfenwaOlusegun AkinfenwaThe current political tension in Sudan can be traced to the fall of the 30-year reign of the former leader Omar al-Bashir...

Sudan’s military leaders could face isolation after coup

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Sudan’s military leadership could face isolation at home and abroad if it tries to tighten its grip after seizing power in the face of...

Tribal group lifts blockade of Sudan’s main port one week after...

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A tribal group announced on Monday it would temporarily lift a six-week blockade on Sudan's main seaport, a week after the military took power...

Three people shot dead during huge protests against Sudan coup, doctors...

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Security forces shot dead three people during nationwide protests in Sudan on Saturday, a doctors committee said, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded...

Sudanese general ignored US warning as army rolled out coup plan

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Hours before Sudan’s army seized power and dissolved its government, a senior U.S. envoy warned the country’s top general not to take any steps...

ISS: Sudan’s coup plotters have miscalculated their options

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The military has shown poor judgement of the political and security climate in Sudan and the international community. After months of mounting tension, the most...

Sudanese army faces widening opposition to takeover

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The Sudanese army was facing widening opposition on Thursday to this week’s coup, with state officials in Khartoum vowing disobedience and activists mobilising for...

Sudan capital locked down after coup triggers deadly unrest

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Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day...

ISS: African coups are making a comeback

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The AU should do more to pre-empt coups by sanctioning bad governance and attempts by presidents to extend their terms. Coups used to be the...

Sudan military-civilian tensions reach low point in wake of coup attempt

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Tensions between Sudan's military and civilian politicians reached a low point on Sunday in the wake of last week's attempted coup with senior officials...

Sudan says coup thwarted, accuses Bashir loyalists

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Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing loyalists of ousted president Omar al-Bashir of trying to reverse the revolution...

Guinea junta starts transitional government talks following coup

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Guinea's new military rulers began consultations with political, religious and business leaders on Tuesday which they say will lead to the formation of a...

Regional envoys meet Guinea junta, ousted president after coup

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A delegation from West Africa's main political and economic bloc on Friday met Guinea's ousted president Alpha Conde and members of the junta that...

Regional envoys to hold talks with Guinea junta over coup

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A delegation from West Africa’s main political and economic bloc arrived in the Guinean capital on Friday in hopes of steering the junta that...

Guinean political prisoners freed, regional bloc to discuss coup

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Guinea's military leaders have freed scores of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that...

‘Unattainable power’: the frustrations that drove Guinea’s coup leader

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In 2016, Mamady Doumbouya, a commander in the Guinean army, asked his superiors if he could have ammunition to train his troops in marksmanship....

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