Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:35

This article was originally published in Lobeblog.

“We have seen what has happened, that the people were not in favor of it [coup d’état]. That is why we gave it up.” This was Gen. Gilbert Diendéré’s ad-libbed apology for the coup d’état he recently instigated in the West African country of Burkina Faso.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:56
Kyrgyzstan successfully held relatively peaceful elections on October 4, with six out of 14 parties passing the republic-wide 7% and country-wide 0.7% barrier and winning parliament seats.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:46
Somali journalists and rights groups on Tuesday condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:31
The general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaoré, with “murder” and “attacking state security” on Tuesday, judicial sources said.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:44
U.S. military training to the elite African units known as "presidential guards" spells trouble for stable and democratic governance on the continent.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:18
Counterterrorism measures have led to measures that curtail citizens’ freedoms, such as imposition of curfews and roadblocks. Furthermore, people trained in new techniques for fighting terrorism could become security risks to the state.
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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:31
Term limits are one issue where a pragmatic commitment to stability and a principled commitment to the rule of law clearly align.
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 - 06:44
With arrested leaders reinstated and elections back on track, analysts say the negotiated deal is a victory for democracy.