Burkina Faso votes after year of political turmoil

Ouagadougou holds first election since last year's popular uprising toppled longtime ruler Blaise Compaore.


Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on

Anti-communist purges starting in 1965 killed 500,000 people - and now survivors are challenging the official narrative.


Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders

Soldiers march into Ouagadougou without resistance after general pledges to transfer power to civilian government.


Burkina Faso coup leader to 'hand over power'

General Diendere's statement comes just as army threatens to forcibly disarm presidential guard members led by him.


Rabaa's massacre: The political impact

Two years after the bloody crackdown on the pro-Morsi protesters, Egypt is far from the democratic club.

by Omar Ashour


The Honduran meltdown: Made in USA

Six years after the coup in Honduras, it's time for another history lesson.

by Belen Fernandez


Burundi's Nkurunziza: 'It's either me or al-Shabab'

President makes first public appearance since coup attempt, as his office says elections are likely to face delays.

Human Rights

Hundreds acquitted in alleged coup plot case in Turkey

A total of 236 suspects, including several generals, acquitted in so-called Sledgehammer case, which dated back to 2003.


Yemen envoy returns as Houthis face mounting pressure

UN representative holds talks in Sanaa with major political players following widely-criticised Shia Houthi coup.


US charges two men over Gambia coup bid

Justice Department's move comes just days after West African nation's president blamed foreign dissidents for attack.


Gambia leader blames dissidents for coup bid

President says military remains loyal amid reports of arrests and interrogations over attack on presidential palace.


'Terrorists' blamed for Gambia coup bid

Longtime President Yahya Jammeh says terrorists and dissidents based abroad were behind assault on presidential palace.


'Coup attempt foiled' in Gambian capital

Army says three plotters killed after presidential palace in Banjul came under attack while president was visiting Chad.


S Africa tackles Lesotho 'coup' crisis

Deputy prime minister invited for talks after PM Thabane fled amid reports that army had attempted to seize power.


Analysis: Did Lesotho's army attempt a coup?

Having fled to South Africa, Prime Minister Tom Thabane has accused the military of planning to overthrow him.