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African Soldiers with political ambitions should resign says Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the era of military regime was over in Africa and any military officer harbouring political ambitions should resign. Buhari who was reacting to the failed military coup in Gabon maintained that democracy had come to stay while urging soldiers to face their constitutional role

Gabon closes border with Cameroon after failed Coup

Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon’s border town of Kiossi. Trucks loaded with plantain, cocoyam, groundnuts, and other vegetables sit idle along

Gabon kills two leaders involved in coup attempt

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said. A group of soldiers attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising

There would have been 4 coups since 1999 — Bishop Kukah

Commends military for patience   The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and founder of Kukah Centre, Rev. Father Mathew Kukah, on Friday  reviewed the worsening state of governance in Nigeria and submitted that Nigerians ought to be grateful to the military for their increasing patience for democracy. He noted that with

Mugabe gets immunity as resignation deal

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four

The dark art of the coup

It was the most remarkably eventful week in Zimbabwean politics since independence in 1980. It started with the military seizing control on Tuesday night, 14 November, and ended on Tuesday night, 21 November, with Robert Mugabe resigning after 37 years as president. And yet it unfolded almost in slow motion. The

Court hearing for 107 ‘Burkina Faso coup plotters’

Ouagadougou - A military court in Ouagadougou on Wednesday began an indictment hearing for 107 people, including two generals, who face charges over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso. Lead figures are generals Djibrill Bassole and Gilbert Diendere - key allies to former president Blaise Compaore, whose bid to return

Coup plotter arrested in South Africa

A man accused of plotting a coup was on Wednesday arrested by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) also known as The Hawks. The man was allegedly planning to assassinate 19 people; including members of the cabinet‚ state owned entities and prominent South Africans.   Those in the crosshairs were