First, a military mutiny in Mali as soldiers rebel against the government, accusing it of failing to protect the country from a Tuareg-led rebellion. Next, will Macky Sall sail to victory in Senegal's presidential polls or will incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade win a controversial third term? Finally, our reporters take you to a Ugandan military camp, where troops are being trained to fight al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
Russian leaders made no public comment on Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of an attempted coup by Communist hardliners that was thwarted with the help of former president Boris Yeltsin (pictured), hastening the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Former president Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup, was welcomed by tens of thousands of supporters when he returned to Honduras Saturday. Zelaya plans to lead a new political party formed to challenge the long-standing two-party system.
Senegalese politicians have denounced a "plot" to topple President Abdoulaye Wade and said those suspected of involvement would face arrest. Activist groups have called for protests on Saturday, the anniversary of Wade's victory in 2000.
Six men were killed in an attempted coup against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila (pictured) on Sunday, after unidentified gunmen launched an attack on his residence in Kinshasa's Gombe area.
Chilean prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of former President Salvador Allende (archive picture), whose apparent suicide during the 1973 military coup has long been questioned by politicians and human rights groups.
The Turkish government went to trial Thursday against 196 army officers for their alleged roles in a plot to overthrow the government in 2003. Critics say the evidence is weak and the case is politically motivated.
A tense calm gripped Madagascar Thursday, a day after PM Camilla Vital (pictured) told FRANCE 24 that the situation in the island nation was under control following a declaration by a group of army officers who had attempted a coup d’état.
Madagascar’s prime minister Camilla Vital (photo) said all was under control on the island following a declaration by a group of army officers that they had attempted a coup d’état. The country voted Wednesday on a referendum for a new constitution.