# coup

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Niger leaders slam UN chief for General Assembly snub
President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by the military on July 26.
Dynasty ousted after 55 years of rule in Gabon as military leaders name coup president
It sparked condemnation from Nigeria over “contagious autocracy” as military forces have seized power in five other African countries since 2020.
Niger's coup leaders order French ambassador to leave the country
France’s government quickly rejected the order against its ambassador, repeating that it did not recognise the military rulers’ authority.
African Union suspends Niger over coup as 12 troops die in attack
It was the council’s first public communication since it met earlier this month to discuss the crisis in Niger following last month’s coup.
West African military chiefs prepare for possible armed intervention in Niger
The president of Nigeria has warned that ‘any further deterioration’ to his well-being of ousted President Mohamed Bazoum will have ‘grave consequences’.
West African summit steps up threat of force against Niger coup leaders
The bloc had already set a deadline of last Sunday for the military leaders to reinstate Niger’s president Mohamed Bazoum or face military intervention.
US claims Russia's Wagner mercenaries may 'take advantage' of Niger coup
Mali and Burkina Faso — whose military leaders have been accused of ties with Wagner — have sent envoys to Niger in solidarity with the coup leaders.
Niger closes airspace over 'threat of intervention' as junta defies ECOWAS deadline
ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) issued its ultimatum a week ago, demanding the generals relinquish power by midnight last night.
The EU and the African Union condemn leaders of Niger's coup
General Abdourahamane Tiani decalred himself to new leader of Niger.
Army general declares himself leader of Niger after coup
The general presented the coup as a response to “the degradation of the security situation” linked to jihadist bloodshed.
Coup leaders in Niger claim broad army support but France says overthrow is not ‘final’
Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum has been confined to his residence since Wednesday by his own presidential guard.
Putin tells troops in Kremlin they 'de facto stopped civil war' by Wagner mercenaries
A minute’s silence was held for pilots killed during Saturday’s insurrection.
Connacht pull off huge coup with signing of Pumas flyer Cordero
The 29-year-old will join from Bordeaux on a two-season deal this summer.
Brazil's ex-president Bolsonaro tweets from Florida hospital days after failed coup attempt
Bolsonaro posted the photo showing himself in a hospital bed in Orlando, Florida receiving treatment for a years-old stab wound.
Thousands of Brazilians join rallies to condemn riots at national congress
Supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed buildings in Brasilia on Sunday.
Last year
Brazilian man arrested for bomb plot ahead at presidential inauguration
A truck driver found the device Saturday morning in the capital city, where president-elect Lula da Silva will be sworn in on 1 January.
Finn Russell to join Van Graan's Bath next season
The Scotland and Lions out-half will team up with the former Munster boss following the 2023 World Cup.
The Explainer: What do we know about an alleged coup plot in Germany?
Listen to hear Prof Peter Neumann, a German journalist and academic, explain the background and context to the story.
A bizarre coup by German plotters loyal to the pre-WW1 Reich was foiled - what do we know?
The coup was allegedly spearheaded by a German aristocrat called Heinrick XIII.
URC's Sharks add former France hooker Bru as breakdown coach for next season
After guiding Bayonne back to the Top 14, the former two-time Heineken Cup winner will join the South African franchise.
African Union 'deeply concerned' by attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau
People were seen fleeing on the edge of the capital near the airport as heavy gunfire erupted.
Dozens arrested to suppress protests on Myanmar coup anniversary
Opponents of military rule in the country have called for a “Silent Strike” aimed at emptying the streets of Myanmar’s cities and towns.
Rangers complete surprise loan deal for Juventus' Aaron Ramsey
The Welshman has opted for a switch to the Scottish champions despite interest from the Premier League and elsewhere.
Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers
Burkina Faso has seen a series of anti-government protests as anger has mounted over the handling of an Islamic insurgency.
Egyptian president urges Sudanese to talk as he denies backing coup
Egypt fears that prolonged deadlock would further destabilise its southern neighbour.
Sudan security forces fire tear gas as thousands protest coup
The UN Security Council is to meet on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the country.
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World Cup winner Nyakane to join Racing 92
The Springbok will join Racing in December before Georges-Henri Colombe leaves the Parisian side for La Rochelle at the end of the season.
Sudan Prime Minister Hamdok reinstated nearly one month after coup
The country’s military and civilian leaders announced this morning that they had reached a deal to reverse the military takeover.
'Marquee signing' Vermeulen will have big Ulster impact, says Ferris
The arrival of the South African icon is a huge boost to the northern province.
Woman charged in Australia over alleged coup hoax featuring fake recording of police chief
Australian police said the recording is fake and have arrested two people.
Guinean government dissolved and borders shut, army colonel says
The whereabouts of President Alpha Conde were not known.
Man United reach deal with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
‘Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,’ said United in an official statement.
Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.
Pat's 'delighted' to secure ex-West Ham midfielder's services
It was confirmed earlier in the week that Alfie Lewis has joined the club for the rest of the season.
Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.
Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.
Police officers fleeing Myanmar seek asylum in India
The military crackdown in Myanmar has forced scores of refugees over the border into India.
UN fears 'crimes against humanity' in Myanmar
At least 70 people have reportedly been “murdered” since the 1 February coup.
Myanmar security forces fire at protesters as UN says 38 dead in 'bloodiest' day
The junta has ignored the global condemnation, responding to the uprising with escalating strength.
Fresh protests in Myanmar after junta cuts off internet, deploys troops
The country’s new military leadership has so far been unmoved by a torrent of international condemnation.