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Mali’s top court declares coup leader Goita as interim president

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Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president. The ruling raises the stakes as West Afric...

Former acting defense secretary to say he worried about appearance of ‘military coup’ at US Capitol on January 6

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Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller is expected to tell Congress Wednesday that he was concerned sending US troops to Capitol on January 6 would have encouraged the conspiracy of a possible "milita...

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says he’ll never step down ‘willingly’ in the wake of coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who is under house arrest following a military coup on Monday, says that he will never "willingly" stand down, according to sources close to the prime minister. ...

Guinea swears in coup leader Mamady Doumbouya as interim president

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(Reuters)Guinea junta leader Mamady Doumbouya was inaugurated as interim president on Friday to oversee what regional powers hope will be a short transition to constitutional rule after the September 5 overthrow of ...

Officer injured in Capitol riot warns Michael Flynn’s coup comments could ‘absolutely’ lead to more violence

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A DC Metropolitan Police officer who was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection said Wednesday evening that Michael Flynn's recent comments about a Myanmar-style coup in ...

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

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Zelenskiy told reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians were involved, The Washington Post reported. While he also spoke of a threat of military escalation fr...

Sudan’s military chief reinstates prime minister ousted after last month’s coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's military chief on Sunday reinstated Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister, almost a month after he was ousted in a military takeover. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing c...

Heavy gunfire near Niger presidential palace in attempted coup, days before President-elect’s inauguration

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Paris Heavy gunfire was heard outside Niger's presidential palace early Wednesday morning in an attempted coup, an African diplomatic source has told CNN -- just two days before power is to change hands. The diplom...

Myanmar ambassador says he’s locked out of London embassy in ‘coup’

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London Myanmar's ambassador to the UK said he has been locked out of the London embassy in what he described as another "coup." Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn -- who last month broke ranks with his country's military jun...

Sudan internet cuts complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

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Sudanese pro-democracy groups launched two days of civil disobedience and strikes on Sunday in protest at last month's military coup, though participation appeared to be limited by continuing interruptions to intern...

Milley pressed on claims he was concerned Trump would attempt coup

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday he wouldn't comment on a recent book excerpt alleging he was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take ot...

From ‘coup’ warnings to alleged Kremlin documents, journalists refight the Trump wars

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It has reached the point where the Trump headlines are starting to crowd out the Biden news, fueled by the former president’s own denials, denunciations and continued claims of a rigged election. After all, when it c...

Donald Trump’s hands are all over the coup attempt

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With each passing day, it seems, new revelations come to light that suggest how intimately involved then-President Donald Trump and his advisers were in the coup attempt leading up to the events of January 6, 2021. ...

West African bloc ECOWAS says coup attempt underway in Guinea-Bissau

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for peace in Guinea-Bissau, as gunfire was heard around the government palace in the capital Bissau on Tuesday, triggering concerns of a coup. "ECOWA...

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