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World - Africa
4/13/2024 6:34:00 PM
Russian military trainers arrived this week in Niger to reinforce the country’s air defenses as the west African nation pulls away from close cooperation with the United States in counterterrorism efforts, turning instead to Russia for security.

World - Africa
3/2/2024 5:41:21 PM
Chad junta chief Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno said Saturday he would contest a May 6 presidential election, just three days after his chief rival was killed in murky circumstances.

World - Africa
3/2/2024 1:21:11 PM
The death of the leading opponent to Chad's junta chief in an army raid on his party headquarters this week leaves different scenarios for the African country before elections in May, an expert told AFP.

World - Africa
12/17/2023 5:28:04 PM
Polls opened in Chad on Sunday for a referendum on a new constitution, a vote seen as a key step toward elections and the return of civilian rule promised, but postponed, by the ruling military junta.

World - Africa
10/5/2023 10:12:46 AM
French troops will begin withdrawing from Niger "this week", Paris said Thursday, after a falling-out with the military junta in power since a July coup.

World - Africa
9/25/2023 3:54:10 PM
Mali's ruling junta on Monday announced it would delay a presidential election scheduled for February that was aimed at returning civilian leaders to power in the jihadist-hit West African nation.

World - Africa
8/31/2023 4:11:24 PM
Niger's military junta has revoked the diplomatic immunity of France's ambassador and ordered police to expel him from the country, according to a statement from the military regime.

World - Africa
8/8/2023 5:38:07 PM
Niger's military junta has refused the latest diplomatic attempt to reinstall the ousted president, rejecting a proposed visit by representatives of the West African regional bloc, the African Union and United Nations on Tuesday, according to a letter seen by The Associated Press.

World - Africa
8/7/2023 9:28:24 PM
Nearly two weeks have passed since the coup in Niger, and the two men making competing claims to power have gone quiet in recent days. One is the ousted president, who said last week he’s being held hostage and has been publicly silent since then. The other is the military junta leader who asserts he acted out of concern for the country's security and has encouraged Nigeriens to defend it from any foreign intervention.

World - Africa
8/7/2023 5:50:38 PM
West Africa's regional bloc says heads of state will meet Thursday to discuss their next steps after Niger's military junta defied the bloc's deadline to reinstate the country's ousted president while its mutinous soldiers closed the country’s airspace and accused foreign powers of preparing an attack.

World - Africa
8/6/2023 8:16:06 PM
The deadline arrived Sunday for Niger’s military junta to reinstate the country’s ousted president, but the West Africa regional bloc that has threatened a military intervention faces prominent appeals to pursue more peaceful means. In the capital, coup leaders appeared at a stadium rally where a chicken decorated in the colors of former colonizer France was beheaded, to cheers.

World - Africa
8/5/2023 5:31:45 PM
Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan Friday and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, which says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler.

World - Africa
8/5/2023 4:35:38 PM
Niger’s new military junta has asked for help from the Russian mercenary group Wagner as the deadline nears for it to release the country’s ousted president or face possible military intervention by the West African regional bloc, according to an analyst.

World - International
7/28/2023 2:23:26 PM
At least three Myanmar students were killed in an early morning military raid in the country's northwest, a student union said Friday.

World - Africa
7/27/2023 1:46:07 PM
As Sahel countries such as Mali and Burkina Faso fell to military junta rule in recent years, Niger's Mohamed Bazoum stood as one of the region's few remaining pro-Western, democratically elected leaders.

World - International
7/14/2023 12:29:27 PM
Myanmar's junta chief hinted the military may further extend a state of emergency and delay promised elections in comments published Friday, saying greater efforts were needed to end unrest.

World - Africa
6/17/2023 10:39:54 PM
Malians appear divided over the military junta's loud call for UN peacekeepers to immediately leave the west African country in the throes of a jihadist insurgency.

World - Africa
6/15/2023 11:13:20 AM
Malians go to the polls on Sunday to pass judgment on the governing junta's constitution, which has fuelled speculation that the country's strongman ruler will seek election.

World - Region
5/5/2023 8:01:33 PM
Mali's military junta announced Friday a referendum on a new constitution to be held on June 18 in a delayed step towards a return to civilian rule in the West African nation wracked by insurgency.

World - Africa
4/13/2023 11:34:25 PM
Burkina Faso's military junta declared Thursday a "general mobilization" to give the state "all necessary means" to combat a string of jihadist attacks since the start of this year.

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