Niger's military junta has named a new transitional government of 20 ministers, including five soldiers, after seizing power from former President Mamadou Tandja on February 18. Junta leaders have promised to hold democratic elections in the future.
Niger's new military leader, Salou Djibo (pictured), told state radio on Sunday that no member of the junta that seized power in a Feb. 18 coup will run in the future presidential elections that coup leaders have promised to hold.
Military junta leader Salou Djibo was made the interim president of Niger on Monday. The junta, which ousted President Mamadou Tandja in a coup last week, has promised to hold elections once the transitional period is over.
The International Criminal Court declared on Friday that the mass slaughter of opposition supporters last year by Guinea's military junta amounted to a "crime against humanity". As many as 156 people died or disappeared on Sept. 28.
Tim Oo, the octogenarian deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party, was released from house arrest Saturday after a prolonged detention in Burma. His release comes ahead of national elections set for some time this year.
In this edition: President Moussa Dadis Camara that seized power a year ago was shot and injured by renegade presidential guards in the capital. The West African state of Guinea is facing fresh turmoil. How will the international community and African Union react?
Doctors have advised Guinea junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara not to communicate following surgery for a head wound he suffered during last week’s alleged attempted coup, a senior official revealed on Monday. Camara is undergoing treatment in Morocco.
Guinea's ruling junta described the attack against junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara (pictured) as an attempted coup by his aide Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite, and offered a large reward for his capture. Camara is undergoing medical treatment in Morocco.
Guinea's junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara (pictured), who was wounded in an assassination attempt, is recovering well after a minor operation, according to an aide, despite a bullet that grazed his head.