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ISS: A new coup derails Mali’s transition

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A cabinet reshuffle exposes the military’s stranglehold and shatters the facade of a civilian-led process. Nine months after the 18 August 2020 coup that removed...

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

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A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger’s capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the...

Singapore anti-drone firm cuts Myanmar ties after coup

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A Singaporean firm that has sold anti-drone products to Myanmar’s police is halting further business in the country and has canceled a deal with...

Mali must appoint civilian government – claim

Mali military coup leaders must hand power to a civilian transitional government immediately, the chairman of the West African regional bloc said, as a...

An office chair and water cooler among the spoils of Mali’s...

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In the chaotic hours between shots being fired at barracks outside Bamako and the president’s reluctant resignation, the first spoils of Tuesday’s coup in...

Mali protest leader steps back as coup leaders promise election

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One of Mali’s most influential power brokers, Mahmoud Dicko, will withdraw from politics, his spokesman said, after a meeting on Wednesday with leaders of...

Mali coup has not stopped UN mission’s work

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The UN is monitoring the situation in Mali where soldiers the President and some of his Cabinet ministers were arrested in a military coup earlier this week. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following developments...

Bashir questioned on coup

Sudan’s ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was summoned for questioning on Tuesday over his role in the 1989 coup that brought him to power....

Jail for Burkina Faso coup leaders

Two senior allies of deposed former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively for organising a...

Sudan coup attempt thwarted

Sudan’s military thwarted a coup attempt and arrested an unspecified number of senior officers in connection with a plot to restore the party of...

Sudan coup attempt thwarted

Sudan’s military rulers said several officers attempting a coup to undermine agreement between the military and the opposition to share power for three years...

Recording of failed Ethiopia coup released

Ethiopia released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens, including five top...

Arrests in connection with Ethiopian “coup” top 200

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia’s capital and the main city in Amhara region since a foiled coup attempt, state TV reported. Ethiopia...

Failed coup puts Ethiopian ethnic militias in the spotlight

A foiled coup in Ethiopia’s Amhara state that left five senior officials dead, including the army’s chief of staff, pushed ethnic militias in one...

Failed regional coup in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of northern state Amhara were killed in separate but related attacks when a general tried to...

Gambian coup plot sees eight former soldiers sentenced

Eight former soldiers were sentenced for plotting to overthrow Gambia’s president Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor, the country’s...

Haftar attempted coup – claim

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, UN envoy Ghassan Salame said...

SANDF not part of any alleged Botswana coup

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) “rejects with contempt” allegations of apparent involvement in an allegedly soon-to-be staged coup d’état in neighbouring Botswana. At the...

ISS: Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

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On 7 January, a group of young military officers in Libreville, Gabon, tried to overthrow the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The challenge...

Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

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Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali...

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