The consequences of France’s meddling in the internal affairs of its former colonies continues to be felt in the region
Is there any weight behind the Zambian president’s warning?
A military intervention has been staved off by leaders in north Nigeria, but queues of long-haul trucks are stuck now that the Niger and Nigeria border has been closed
Plenty of people seem relieved to see the end of 12 years in government by the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism
At the core of the Sahel coups is the removal of governments and leaders either historically not in support of the US/France or moving away from external domination
But the country is unlikely to intervene militarily because its forces are already overstretched at home
The West African country has suffered from chronic political volatility since gaining independence from France in 1960
Over the past year, the price of petrol in Sudan has risen by 132%, the steepest increase on the continent. Although economic factors play a role, the country’s generals also have a lot to answer for.
Former president Blaise Compaoré hid in Côte d’Ivoire, Hyacinthe Kafando also had to be judged in absentia and Gilbert Diendéré rejected any responsibility for the president’s death in 1987
Six months after seizing power in Guinea, the junta faces its first proper opposition
This time, the civilian government managed to hang on to power
Soldiers intervened to save the country from failing civilian leadership but no one knows what is meant to happen next
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
When Sudan’s military removed leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019, it started receiving aid that is now under threat
On Monday soldiers detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, his ministers and civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council, who have been heading a transition to full civilian rule
State television broadcast patriotic songs as it announced the coup attempt and urged “the people to confront it”.
Whatever last week was — half-assed coup or failed sparkling insurrection — the dread of impending apocalypse has dissipated
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula are two leaders who disagreed with the ‘insurrection’ label, sources say
In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes
The Kabaka of Buganda’s fleet of Rolls-Royces was seized in a coup nearly 60 years ago. Now his successor has brought the only known ‘survivor’ home
Zimbabwe called its coup a military-assisted transition to sidestep sanctions. Mali is doing the same. But failing to call power grabs by their name makes it harder to defend democracy
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido says that troops have joined his campaign to oust President Maduro
Turkey’s free media is under threat and the coup attempt earlier this year has angered the Erdogan further.
‘Relations between Erdogan and the Turkish army have often been strained’
Coup attempt creates chaos in pivotal country in region; military says it has taken power to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza says Islamist militants were behind the attempted coup, but Al-Shabab has described the claim as "dumbfounding".
Fifteen Congolese men, accused of plotting to overthrow Congo’s president and undergoing military training at a Limpopo farm, have been released.
Ukraine’s Parliament has voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office, hours after he abandoned his Kiev office to protesters.
A date has been set for the bail hearing of 11 politicians in Malawi accused of plotting to hijack the nomination of President Joyce Banda.
A freelance Zimbabwean photojournalist was released on Tuesday after spending a night in police cells for filming prisoners outside a court.
Mark Thatcher may never be prosecuted in the UK for his role in the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea, say senior British law enforcement sources.
A US-based university professor is among 13 men convicted in absentia by Ethiopia for plotting to overthrow the government, it was reported on Friday.