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UN chief calls for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after failed coup

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after a failed coup in the African country, said his deputy spokesman on Wednesday. “The secretary-general is continuing to closely follow the developments in Guinea-Bissau. He encourages all stakeholders, particularly defense and security forces, to exercise …

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President says he is safe after Guinea-Bissau coup attemp

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | Xinhua | Several automatic weapon fires were reported on Tuesday afternoon near the government palace in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. Gunshots were reported near the Palace of the Government of Guinea-Bissau, where the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers was being held. The president, Umaro Sissoco …

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ECOWAS suspends membership of Burkina Faso

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended the membership of Burkina Faso over a military coup, said a communique issued by the regional bloc. The decision was made by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the regional body during …

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UN chief urges Burkinabes to exercise restraint after coup

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on all actors in Burkina Faso to exercise restraint and opt for dialogue after the country’s army deposed the president in West Africa’s latest coup. The UN chief “strongly condemns any attempt to take over a government by …

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Military puts Sudan PM under house arrest

  Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is under house arrest by military forces reportedly attempting a coup on the transition government in the capital Khartoum. Hamdok has reportedly called on the people to “occupy the streets to defend their revolution.” Other reports indicate civilians …

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Sudan’s PM vows not to allow coup against revolution achievements

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Friday voiced the transitional government’s commitment to not allow any coup against what has been achieved in the December Revolution. Hamdok made the remarks in a speech broadcast by Sudan’s official TV. The Sudanese army ousted former President Omar al-Bashir …

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Sudan arrests leader of foiled coup attempt

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan’s Security and Defense Council on Tuesday announced the arrest of Major General Abdul-Baqi Hassan Osman, the leader of the foiled coup attempt. The council added that 22 other military officers of different ranks and a number of non-commissioned officers and soldiers were also arrested. The …

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Coup attempt in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan national TV reporting that there has been a coup attempt. News agencies reported this morning that Sudan government sources said there has been a failed coup and that measures are being taken to contain it. “Details are murky and given past experiences its …

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