Coup d’état

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Mar 20th, 2014
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Lawyers for Mali’s detained former coup leader say he is on a hunger strike to protest being moved to a town south of the capital. Amadou Haya Sanogo is now held in Selingue, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of Bamako. One of his attorneys, Djibrille Coulibaly, said Thursday the move was u...
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Dec 20th, 2013
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By Steve Paterno Finally, relative calm has returned to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, after the city witnessed blaze of gunfires and blast of rockets, which lasted for several days, in which the government reports was an attempted coup d’etat, carried out by disgruntled politicians led by former Vice ...
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In Mali
Aug 20th, 2013
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Mali’s constitutional court has confirmed Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the country’s new president, following a landslide victory. The 68-year-old won 77.62% of the vote in the second round of elections on August 11. Keita is a former prime minister and veteran of the political scene in Mali. He takes o...
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Jul 3rd, 2013
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By Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Armoured vehicles, APCs, deploy in area near main pro-Morsi rally in Cairo, witnesses tell Reuters. Egypt army erects barbed wire, barriers around barracks where President Morsi is working, witnesses tell Reuters. King Albert II of Belgium announces he will abdicate on J...
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Apr 21st, 2013
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. Retired Captain Budu Koomson’s anxiety over the fact that a remarkable number of Ghanaian citizens have been talking about the imminent possibility of a military putsch, or the overthrow of the Mahama government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), may ...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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By Awet nay Gdin Iyu Introduction On March 1, 2013, Joel Millman of the Wall Street Journal published a piece entitled “Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach From Desert Sands to U.S. Cities.” The article chronicles the touching personal accounts of Eritrean refugees being kidnapped and taken for ransom in...
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Feb 5th, 2013
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We live in a country that was in the past inundated with many coups. One of these coups propelled our President to write a must read classic book entitled “My First coup d’ etat”. With this precedence, writing on “My third coup d’ etat that never happened” would not be a crime. It all began […...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 11th, 2012
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SINCE MARCH, no fewer than four crises have shaken the foundations of Mali, West Africa’s landlocked heart. First, a military coup toppled the country’s democratically elected government and ended the exercise of civilian authority. Second, Libyan weapons and resources spilling into Mali’s northern r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Oct 21st, 2012
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Six people have been killed in a gunbattle in troubled of Guinea-Bissau in what officials are calling a failed coup attempt. Officials in the West African country say government troops repelled an attack before dawn Sunday on the airforce base near the capital, Bissau. Casualties among the government...
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Aug 20th, 2012
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Mali has announced a new government of national unity, five months after a military coup ousted the country’s elected government. The new government replaces a transitional government created in April that was plagued by infighting. It has 31 posts and retains several ministers who are members ...