Burkina Faso denies coup amid barracks revolt

Gunfire broke out at several army barracks in Burkina Faso on Sunday and internet connections were disrupted, prompting fears of a coup in the notoriously volatile west African state which the government quickly denied. The unrest comes a little over week after 12 people, including a senior army officer, were...
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Season 20 of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Begins With Talk of Coups and COVID

In the lead-up to the 20th season of Real Time With Bill Maher, Maher spoke with Deadline about what this season had in store — and shared his frustrations about pandemic life. “I’m over Covid,” he said in the interview. “I was never scared of it. I was always scared of the reaction to it, and as this has played out that only proved to be more true for me.”
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The New Military Wave: Africa’s Coups and the Role of External Actors

The 82 coups Africa experienced between 1960 and 2000 were devastating for the continent— contributing to the instability, corruption, human rights abuses, impunity, and poverty that characterized many African countries during that era. Coups, moreover, are contagious. A successful coup significantly increases the probability of subsequent coups — in that country as well as its neighbors. The recent spate of coups in Africa, therefore, is bad news. In the past two years there have been coups in Mali (twice), Chad, Guinea, Sudan, Tunisia, and, arguably, Algeria and Burundi — many of which were navigating democratic transitions. This variant of the coup bug can be traced back to the coups in Egypt and Zimbabwe a few years earlier. That means nearly 20% of African countries have succumbed to coups since 2013. The continent, thus, risks hurtling back to bad old days of military misgovernance — a period often remembered for its “lost decades.”
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After ‘coup,’ a Kansas City nonprofit devoted to sexual assault victims implodes

A little after 4 in the morning on a Tuesday last February, Carolyn Cordle emailed a few co-workers who had recently quit. “I have downloaded everything that I think will be of importance,” Cordle wrote, according to a lawsuit filed in December in the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri. “If there is anything (else) you think we should have, please let me know and I will see if we have access.”

Nigeria won’t experience coup again – CDS, Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has vowed that Nigeria will not experience a coup again because the Armed Forces of Nigeria have pledged their total loyalty to democratic rule in the country. Irabor, who stated this yesterday ahead of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, reiterated that...

12 in custody in Burkina over 'destabilisation' plot

Twelve people including a senior army officer are in custody in Burkina Faso after a suspected plot to "destabilise institutions" was uncovered this week, Armed Forces Minister Aime Barthelemy Simpore said on Thursday. Fifteen people have been arrested since Monday, comprising "two officers, seven non-commissioned officers, a senior officer and...