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UN to hold Sudan talks to end crisis after coup
“It is time to end the violence and enter into a constructive process,” UN special envoy Volker Perthes said in a statement.
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Sudan’s military takes power in coup and arrests prime minister
Two people have reportedly been killed after security forces opened fire on crowds of protesters.
Coveney calls for immediate release of Mali president and prime minister after sacking by army strongman
The country’s president and prime minister have been detained by the military, after a coup was carried out last August.
Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.
Myanmar security forces fire at protesters as UN says 38 dead in 'bloodiest' day
The junta has ignored the global condemnation, responding to the uprising with escalating strength.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with two new criminal charges
Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on 1 February.
Myanmar police escalate crackdown on coup protesters
Demonstrators had sought to assemble in Yangon and Mandalay.
'We will fight against them until we win': Protests swell in Myanmar in defiance of military threats
Factories, workplaces and shops were closed across the country today in response to the call for a nationwide strike.
Police rampage targets striking railway workers in Myanmar as protests continue
Opponents of the coup are also urging foreign businesses to cut their ties to Myanmar operations they believe benefit the military.
Largest demonstrations yet as thousands rally in Myanmar against military coup
UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews warned that reports of soldiers being brought into Yangon could lead to the situation there spiralling out of control.
Myanmar police file new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi was ousted in a military coup on 1 February.
Fresh protests in Myanmar after junta cuts off internet, deploys troops
The country’s new military leadership has so far been unmoved by a torrent of international condemnation.
Tensions mount in Myanmar as protesters step in to prevent arrest of anti-coup activists
Demonstrators continue to defy the military authorities.
Myanmar protesters return to streets despite police violence
Protesters are calling for power to be restored to Aung San Suu Kyi’s deposed civilian government.
Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail
One of the country’s main telecom providers confirmed that authorities ordered it to “temporarily block” Facebook access.
Aung San Suu Kyi charged with possessing illegal walkie-talkies
The charges against Suu Kyi appear to carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
Sudan's military leader resigns after one day in power; protesters celebrate
In a broadcast on state television, Sudanese citizens were told: “This is not a military coup, but taking the side of the people.”
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe 'under house arrest' after army seizes control
In the early morning broadcast, the military said that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe.
A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next
“As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” the military said.
'I will not go back to get killed': Lesotho PM flees to South Africa
Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.
Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am and Irish citizens should take extra care.
'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.
Islamists calling for rebellion against army in Egypt after bloodshed
At least 40 dead in morning shootings on supporters of ousted Morsi.
Leaders of Turkey's 1980 coup on trial for 'crimes against the state'
The two surviving leaders are being tried over the post-coup crackdown which included torture and execution.
Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions
The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.
Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order'
The bloc of West African nations has suspended Mali’s membership and send a delegation a week after the military ousted the democratically-elected president.
Former president exhumed as Chile aims to solve mystery of his death
Salvador Allende is officially supposed to have committed suicide during a couple 37-years ago but others believe he was killed by forces loyal to Augusto Pinochet who succeeded him and ruled for 17 brutal years.
Ned O'Keeffe: There were "too many intellectuals" in government
Outgoing – and outspoken – Cork East TD takes to the airwaves to decry lack of businessmen, shopkeepers and farmers in last Cabinet.
Defence Forces and Martin play down Ned O'Keeffe's 'army coup' comments
The outgoing Cork TD had said an army coup in Ireland was “real possibility”. His son has said he is “shocked” by the comments.
Ned O'Keeffe says army coup a 'real possibility' in Ireland
The retiring Fianna Fail TD told that he stands by the comments.