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Gabon state radio seized in apparent coup

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

Trial of alleged coup leaders starts in Burkina Faso

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Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court accused of organising a...

Nigerien soldiers jailed for attempted coup

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A Nigerien court jailed nine soldiers for between five and 15 years for an attempted coup against President Mahamadou Issoufou two years...

ISS: The dark art of the coup

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After Zimbabwe's cleverly contrived coup, squeezing the genie of democracy back into the bottle won't be easy. It was the most remarkably eventful...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took...

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the...

ISS: Good coup, bad coup?

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Uncertainty, intrigue and fake news have characterised recent days and events in Zimbabwe. Following the confirmation of a bloodless military coup in...

Coup threat warning in Nigeria

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Nigeria has paid a high price to achieve democracy and will foil attempts by those hoping to stage a coup, the national...

Niger releases 15 accused of coup attempt complicity

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A court in Niger freed 15 civilians accused of complicity in an attempted putsch against President Mahamadou Issoufou, their lawyer said. In December...

Turkey dismisses close to 15,000 more in post-coup probe

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Turkey on Tuesday dismissed close to 15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others and shut down 375 institutions and news...

Turkey’s post-coup emergency rule led to torture, abuse – rights group

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Turkey has effectively written a "blank cheque" to security services to torture people detained after a failed military coup attempt, a U.S.-based...

Burkina Faso forces foiled coup attempt – minister

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Security forces in Burkina Faso foiled a coup attempt on October 8 by about 30 members of the ex-presidential guard, known as...

Turkey detains journalists, politician, pollster as post-coup purge deepens

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Turkish authorities detained journalists, a politician and a pollster on Wednesday and issued arrest warrants for another 105 people over suspected links...

Turkey set to release 38,000 prisoners, makes space in jails after...

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Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands of people...

Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

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Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan...

Erdogan wants army under president’s control after coup

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official...

Erdogan announces army overhaul in latest post-coup shakeup

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed...

Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army and judges...

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Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in...

Analysis – Turkey’s bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup

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It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power. When a self-styled military "Peace Council" tried to...

Ivory Coast army chief urged Burkina coup leader to act

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Ivory Coast's army chief encouraged a coup leader in neighbouring Burkina Faso during his failed bid to seize power last year, according...

Burkina issues arrest warrant for speaker of Ivory Coast parliament

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Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, the speaker of parliament in Ivory Coast, on charges related to...

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