Coup Attempts

Guaido says talks with Venezuela govt to resume, move to Barbados

​Dialogue between Venezuela's opposition and President Maduro's government will resume in Barbados, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido said

Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional ‘coup’ bid

Violence flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, one of nine autonomous regions, when a 'hit squad' attacked a meeting of top officials

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

​Venezuela will prosecute seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido

Equatorial Guinea: Attempted coup hatched ‘on French soil’

The government says that foreign mercenaries mounted an attempted putsch on December 24 but it was thwarted.

Lesotho prepares for vote in bid to ease political crisis

Campaigning has been largely peaceful but analysts say tensions are high before the parliamentary vote.

Lesotho PM refuses to re-open Parliament

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said he won't re-open Parliament, throwing a South African-brokered peace deal into doubt.

Parliament suspended amid fears of a coup in Lesotho

Emergency talks have been underway to determine the future of Lesotho's fragile coalition government, amid suggestions of a coup.

SA slams South Sudan coup attempt

SA says "democracy and human rights are essential to the governance of all African countries", slating an alleged coup attempt in South Sudan.

Malawi ex-ministers arrested over ‘coup plot’

Malawi police have arrested 11 ex-ministers and senior government officials, including the former president's brother, for an alleged coup plot.

Sudan says it foiled a military coup attempt

Sudanese authorities say they have foiled a military coup and that several military officers and civilians involved in the scheme have been arrested.

Boeremag planned total onslaught

It's clear the Boeremag plotters had a deadly serious intent. Phillip de Wet unpacks the plan to overthrow the SA government and start a race war.

China shuts down websites after coup rumours

China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major political drama.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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