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

Politics

Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders

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

Politics

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.

Opinion

Rabaa's massacre: The political impact

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

Omar Ashour

by Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour

Opinion

The Honduran meltdown: Made in USA

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

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Politics

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.

Hundreds acquitted in alleged coup plot case in Turkey

Politics

Yemen envoy returns as Houthis face mounting pressure

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

Yemen envoy returns as Houthis face mounting pressure

Politics

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.

Politics

Gambia leader blames dissidents for coup bid

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

Gambia leader blames dissidents for coup bid

Politics

'Terrorists' blamed for Gambia coup bid

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

'Terrorists' blamed for Gambia coup bid

Politics

'Coup attempt foiled' in Gambian capital

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

'Coup attempt foiled' in Gambian capital