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Ukraine leader alleges Russia-backed coup planned next week

Nov. 26, 2021 17:46 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday claimed that his country's intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russia-backed coup d'etat in the country set for next week that allegedly involves one of Ukraine's richest oligarchs. Both...

UN envoy: Sudan's new deal saved the country from civil war

Nov. 26, 2021 15:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deal struck in Sudan to reinstate the prime minister following a military coup is imperfect but has saved the country from sliding into civil strife, the U.N. envoy to Sudan said on Friday. Special Envoy Volker Perthes was speaking of the agreement...

Released Sudan official describes ordeal since coup arrest

Nov. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese government official said Wednesday he was kept in isolation for nearly a month after being arrested during a military coup that plunged the country into crisis. Faisal Saleh, an advisor to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, told The...

Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at age 90

Nov. 23, 2021 06:44 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a 1979 coup and brutally crushed pro-democracy protests before going to prison for misdeeds while in office, died Tuesday. He was 90. Chun, who suffered in recent years...

Sudan's reinstated premier says government to be independent

Nov. 22, 2021 20:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's reinstated prime minister said in an interview that aired Monday that he will have the authority to form his own independent government, according to the agreement he signed a day earlier with the country's top generals who overthrew him in a coup last month. ...

Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister

Nov. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s deposed prime minister signed a deal with the military on Sunday that will see him reinstated, almost a month after a military coup put him under house arrest. A key pro-democracy group that has mobilized dozens of protests had dismissed the deal as “a form of...

Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

Nov. 21, 2021 11:05 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A few days after Tunisia’s president froze parliament and took on sweeping powers in July, a dozen men in unmarked vehicles and civilian clothes barged into politician Yassine Ayari’s family home overnight and took him away in his pajamas. ...

Top US diplomat warns Russian group not to interfere in Mali

Nov. 20, 2021 12:51 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday warned a shadowy Russian company with connections to the Kremlin not to interfere in efforts aimed at restoring democracy in the West African nation of Mali. As he wrapped up a weeklong,...

Sudan minister: Return to pre-coup arrangement ‘unrealistic’

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A pro-military minister in Sudan says time is running out for the country’s deposed prime minister to agree to take a post in a military-led government after top generals seized power last month. Security forces, meanwhile, opened fire on...

Top US envoy appeals for preservation of democracy in Africa

Nov. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday appealed for the preservation of democracy in politically and ethnically fractured societies as he began his first official visit to Africa amid worsening crises in Ethiopia and Sudan. In a...