Venezuela

Venezuela cuts US ties citing its support for 'coup' attempt

President Maduro fires back at US by breaking diplomatic relations and giving American diplomats 72 hours to leave.

Gabon

Internet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup

President's office claims situation under control after killing coup plotters but news blackout still in place.

Internet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup

Gabon

Who is Gabon's Ali Bongo?

The 59-year-old son of former President Omar Bongo has made few public appearances since suffering a stroke in October.

Who is Gabon's Ali Bongo?

Gabon

What you need to know about the attempted coup in Gabon

Coup plotters claim Gabon's President Ali Bongo is physically and mentally incapable of ruling the country.

What you need to know about the attempted coup in Gabon

Gabon

Gabon soldiers seize state radio in coup attempt

Minister says government in control and plotters detained by elite force after takeover attempt by 'Patriotic Movement'.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea says attempted 'coup' thwarted

African nation says mercenaries from neighbouring states tried to overthrow President Teodoro Mbasogo last month.

Equatorial Guinea says attempted 'coup' thwarted

Special series

Madagascar: Return of a President

We follow ousted President Marc Ravalomanana as he tries to win back power amid political intrigue and foreign interest.

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader demands civilian rule

Despite violent past with Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai says he doesn't find comfort in the president's current predicament.

Zimbabwe's opposition leader demands civilian rule

Asia Pacific

Thai king endorses new constitution, 20th since 1932

Critics say the charter is undemocratic and will allow the military to keep its grip on power even after elections.

Europe

Russia rejects Montenegro's coup claims

Moscow denies Montenegro's claims that Russia was involved in a coup plot in the Balkan country last year.

Russia rejects Montenegro's coup claims

Elections

Thailand sets up reconciliation panel ahead of polls

Main political parties say they are open to reconciliation but question neutrality under military administration.

Thailand sets up reconciliation panel ahead of polls

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso thwarts another coup attempt

Interior minister said coup was attempted on October 8 and blamed it on the dismantled presidential guards.

Burkina Faso: Coup attempt thwarted, says government

Opinion

Turkey-US: What's the problem?

The coming months will reveal whether the US and Turkey's political divergences will trump their strategic interests.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Elections

Burkina Faso votes after year of political turmoil

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

Coup

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.

Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on