Latest Coups d'etat News

Mali junta leader sworn in as president after 2nd coup

Jun. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in Monday as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power in the West African nation after carrying out his second coup in nine months. The inauguration ceremony in the capital,...

Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May

Jun. 03, 2021 17:12 PM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May.

African Union suspends Mali after coup, threatens sanctions

Jun. 02, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The African Union has suspended Mali and is threatening sanctions after the junta leader grabbed back control of the government last week, marking the second coup d'etat in only nine months. The AU issued the threat late Tuesday when it announced...

Indonesia urges ASEAN to quickly appoint envoy for Myanmar

Jun. 02, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged the Association of Southeast Asia Nations to immediately appoint a special envoy on Myanmar in response to its military coup, and reiterated a call for the safety of civilians as the ruling junta cracks down on...

Turkish agents capture nephew of US-based cleric overseas

May. 31, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish agents have captured a nephew of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in an overseas operation and have brought him to Turkey where he faces prosecution, Turkey’s state-run news agency said Monday. Selahaddin Gulen, who was wanted in...

West Africa leaders suspend Mali from region bloc over coup

May. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali. The bloc, the Economic Community...

Shorthanded Myanmar in Japan for World Cup soccer qualifiers

May. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

Missing up to 10 players who are boycotting the World Cup qualifier against Japan on Friday has ratcheted up the degree of difficulty for Myanmar against Asia’s top-ranked team. Experienced stars such as defender Zaw Min Tun, striker Kyaw Ko Ko and goalkeeper Kyaw Zin...

Mali's coup leader wrests back control of the government

May. 25, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The man who ousted Mali's president from power last year regained control of the West African country Tuesday by deposing the president and prime minister of the transitional government, a move France decried as another coup d'etat. While Col. Assimi...

Key events in Mali that led to a coup and rule by junta

May. 25, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A timeline of key events in Mali that led to another power grab in the troubled West African nation. August 2018 — President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is re-elected to a second five-year term after receiving 67% of the Aug. 12 runoff vote, beating...

Former Mali coup leader Assimi Goita dismisses president, prime minister of transitional government

May. 25, 2021 09:12 AM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former Mali coup leader Assimi Goita dismisses president, prime minister of transitional government.