Burkina Faso's year-old coup government says a coup attempt had been thwarted by security and intelligence services, without providing specifics on what had happened. Reuters quotes the military junta as... read more →
Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has called on supporters to make noise over his detention after the military seized power. The BBC reports that overall, Africa has experienced more coups than... read more →
Douglas Yates, American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba (2009-present) recently announced his intention to stand for re-election in the country’s presidential poll scheduled for 26... read more →
Samuel Oyewole, Federal University, Oye Ekiti Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum was detained and deposed on 26 July by his military guard under the command of General Abdourahamane Tchiani. The unconstitutional... read more →
West Africa's regional bloc, ECOWAS has demanded a shorter transition period from military rule to democracy in the Republic of Niger.
The African Union has warned against any interference in Niger by those outside of Africa, including private military companies. This follows a video by Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who claimed... read more →
The West African bloc ECOWAS stands ready to intervene militarily in Niger. This will only occur should diplomatic efforts to reverse a coup there fail. Reuters reports that Niger military... read more →