Civil-Military Relations

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 05:27
Ivory Coast's government opened negotiations with disgruntled soldiers on Wednesday, promising to pay back wages and overdue benefits to thousands of ex-rebels now serving in the army in a bid to quell unrest.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 05:22
The army officer who took power after the fall of Burkina Faso's president was Wednesday named prime minister, ensuring the military keeps a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:35
If the regime does not allow for a more normal political life in Egypt, the country is likely to repeat another wretched cycle of political stagnation, sudden upheaval, fear and authoritarianism.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:45
Michel Kafando was sworn in as transitional president of Burkina Faso on Tuesday, faced with the task of leading the West African country to elections in a year following a brief military takeover.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:29
Soldiers in Ivory Coast returned to barracks on Wednesday after some overnight disturbances, witnesses said, after the government agreed to pay back wages to thousands of ex-rebels in the army in a move to calm unrest
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 07:01
Over a month after three U.S. citizens were kidnapped and killed in Tamaulipas, investigations continue to determine what role local security officials played in the incident. On October 13, three siblings from Texas—Érica Alvarado Rivera (26), Alex (22), and José Ángel (21)—were kidnapped in the Mexican border city of Matamoros,
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:26
Egypt seems to be headed back toward the 1960s, when Gamal Abdel Nasser set a precedent for the whole Arab world by creating a police state that brutally suppressed dissidents and instilled fear among its citizens.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:23
Five Egyptian students were transferred to a military court on Sunday on charges of rioting at a university, a judicial source said, weeks after a law was passed allowing military trials of civilians for damaging state property.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:15
After days of intense political wrangling, a committee of political, military, religious and traditional authorities in Burkina Faso named a former foreign minister and veteran diplomat on Monday to oversee a transition to new elections following the ouster of President Blaise Compaoré.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:12
Sudan has refused to let U.N. and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.