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Why the US’s counterterrorism strategy in the Sahel keeps failing

In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes

The return of Uganda’s royal Rolls Royce

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

What is happening in Mali is a coup. We must call it that

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

Venezuela says ‘attempted coup’ under way

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido says that troops have joined his campaign to oust President Maduro

Turkish journalists and judges are in Erdogan’s cross-hairs, says journalist

​Turkey’s free media is under threat and the coup attempt earlier this year has angered the Erdogan further.

Army saved Erdogan after failed coup attempt but he’ll probably clip its wings

'Relations between Erdogan and the Turkish army have often been strained'

Turkish army says it seizes power; Erdogan says: “We will overcome this”

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

Not our circus: Al-Shabab distances itself from Burundi coup

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza says Islamist militants were behind the attempted coup, but Al-Shabab has described the claim as "dumbfounding".

Accused Congolese coup plotters set free

Fifteen Congolese men, accused of plotting to overthrow Congo's president and undergoing military training at a Limpopo farm, have been released.

Ukraine Parliament ousts Yanukovich, sets May election

Ukraine's Parliament has voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office, hours after he abandoned his Kiev office to protesters.

Protests erupt in Malawi over coup plotters’ bail hearing

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.

Zim journalist detained for third time in five weeks

A freelance Zimbabwean photojournalist was released on Tuesday after spending a night in police cells for filming prisoners outside a court.

Thatcher escapes prosecution for failed Equatorial Guinea coup

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.

Journalist arrested in Turkey coup probe

A senior Turkish journalist was arrested on Friday for suspected involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the country's Islamist-rooted government.

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