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Suspected Coup Leader Arrested in Guinea Bissau

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials with the transitional government in Guinea Bissau say the suspected leader of last week’s attempted coup has been arrested. Captain Pansao Ntchama and at least two other suspects were arrested Saturday on an island just off the coast of the West African nation. Government troops repelled the pre-dawn attack on an air force base […]

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Sentences in Turkey’s “Sledgehammer’ Conspiracy trial

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has convicted 330 active and retired military officers of charges they planned to overthrow the government. The court issued the verdicts Friday, initially sentencing the coup leaders – former army commander Cetin Dogan, former air force chief Ibrahim Firtina and former navy chief Ozden Ornek – to life behind bars. It then […]

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Mali Soldiers Arrest Key Government Figures

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Mali soldiers have arrested at least seven prominent political figures, raising questions about a promise by coup leaders to return power to civilians. Witnesses and political aides say the arrests happened in the capital Bamako late Monday and early Tuesday. A source close to those arrested tells VOA that former prime minister Soumaila Cisse is […]

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Mali Soldiers Arrest Key Government Figures

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Mali say soldiers have arrested at least seven prominent political figures, raising questions about a promise by coup leaders to return power to civilians. Witnesses and political aides say the arrests happened in the capital Bamako late Monday and early Tuesday. A source close to those arrested tells VOA that former prime minister […]

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Guinea-Bissau Troops Claim to Hold President, Ex-PM Ahead of Elections

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau say they are holding the country’s interim president and the former prime minister, ahead of a presidential election in the West African country. A military spokesman has confirmed the detentions of former prime minister and presidential election front-runner Carlos Gomes Junior and interim President Raimundo Pereira after Thursday’s attacks on their homes. […]

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Soldiers Launch Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, TV and radio stations, and government offices in the country’s capital. The unrest began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Soldiers attacked the homes of interim President Raimundo Pereira and former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes […]

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Soldiers Launch Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, broadcasting facilities, and government offices in the country’s capital. The takeover attempt began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Shots and explosions were heard in the capital, Bissau, and soldiers attacked the home of front-runner […]

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Army Launches Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s military has launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, broadcasting facilities, and government offices in the country’s capital. The takeover attempt began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Shots were heard in the capital, Bissau, and soldiers attacked the home of front-runner presidential candidate Carlos […]

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Soldiers Take Over in Suspected Guinea Bissau Coup

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Eyewitnesses say Guinea-Bissau soldiers have taken over the streets in the capital, Bissau, in an apparent coup attempt. Soldiers attacked the home of front runner presidential candidate Carlos Gomes, Jr, the outgoing prime minister. His whereabouts are unknown. Witnesses say soldiers also arrested politicians and took control of the ruling party headquarters and national radio […]

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Soldiers Take Over in Suspected Guinea Bissau Coup

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Eyewitnesses say Guinea-Bissau soldiers have taken over the streets in the capital, Bissau, while attacking the homes of the Prime Minister and front runner presidential candidate Carlos Gomes. The whereabouts of the politicians after Thursday’s uprising has not been confirmed. The West African bloc known as ECOWAS announced it condemns any attempted coup d’etat. Witnesses […]

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