Posts Tagged ‘Coup’

Nov-7-2009: Mercenaries in boats attack presidential palace in Equatorial Guinea

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 26, 2019
Gunmen in motor boats attacked the presidential palace in oil-producing Equatorial Guinea’s island capital on Tuesday before being repelled by the armed forces, the government said. The government said the attackers came from the Niger Delta, a Nigerian territory where seaborne raiding parties have grown increasingly bold in the past two years, launching raids against […]

Detaineded Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president ‘was plotting coup’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 14, 2019
Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in a raid on his residence in Bishkek last week, was plotting to overthrow the government, according to the head of the Central Asian country’s security services. Atambayev, who was president from 2011 to 2017, was already facing five criminal charges. Kyrgyz authorities are now also investigating […]

BREAKING| Military topple government in Gabon, takeover Presidential Villa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 7, 2019
The military in oil-rich central African country, Gabon, has announced it has seized power, effectively ending the 50-year rule of the family of President Ali Bongo. The military said it is seizing power “to restore democracy”, the BBC reports. Citizens of the country were woken to a 3.00 GMT broadcast by the military announcing a […]