Civil-Military Relations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:24
The Burkina Faso military crushed the last remnants of a failed coup on Tuesday, storming the barracks of the elite unit that staged the coup 13 days earlier.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:22
Burkina Faso's cabinet has dissolved the elite presidential guard unit that took the interim president and prime minister hostage in a failed coup just weeks before elections, according to a series of decrees read on state television.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 06:40
A former head of Guinea-Bissau's armed forces, held under house arrest for the past month, was transferred to a military prison on Wednesday over his suspected involvement in an aborted plot to kill President Jose Mario Vaz, his lawyer and police said.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:21
Michel Kafando, resumed power on Wednesday, one week after he was ousted by the presidential guard, following a coup. He said he had restored a civilian transitional government.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:29
Burkina Faso's coup leader said Tuesday he would abide by a deal reached with top African mediators, but warned his men would defend themselves if attacked after the army entered the capital.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:13
Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando has said he is back in charge and civilian rule restored after last week's military takeover.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 06:35
Burkina Faso is bracing for more violence after civil society movements denounced a political accord reached on Sunday between the new junta and the opposition as "shameful."
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:28
A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday commuted a police officer's death sentence over the 2010 murder of prominent rights activist Floribert Chebeya and his driver.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:19
Burkina Faso’s national reconciliation commission on Monday called for the dismantling of an elite military unit accused of killing demonstrators during last year’s uprising that toppled the president of nearly three decades.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 06:45
Not even Nigeria’s powerful military would be exempted from the Federal Government’s crusade to enforce the rule of law. At the Passing Out Parade (POP) for cadets of the 62 Regular Course and Short Service Course 43 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Zaria, Kaduna State, yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that his administration will not condone acts of impropriety from the military.