A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

When Thailand`s Army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

Burundi president appears in capital, warns of al Shabaab threat

 Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday made his first public appearance in the capital Bujumbura since an attempted coup last week failed to oust him, warning of a threat posed by Islamist militants from Somalia.

Five Burundi generals arrested for plotting failed coup

A top Burundi official says that five generals have been arrested for plotting a failed coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza returns to capital after failed coup

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza returned on Friday to the capital Bujumbura after the government announced an attempted coup against the president had failed, a diplomatic source told Xinhua news agency.

Coup leader`s deputy says Burundi putsch has failed

The attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has failed, a deputy coup leader told AFP on Thursday.

Burundi president returns after coup attempt

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza returned to the country Thursday as loyalist troops said they had fought off rival soldiers a day after a coup attempt by a top general.

UN Security Council condemns Burundi coup attempt

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the coup attempt in Burundi but also took aim at President Pierre Nkurunziza`s supporters after weeks of violence engulfed the southeast African country.

Clashes erupt after Burundi coup attempt

 Heavy fighting between rival Burundian troops erupted in the capital on Thursday, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation`s President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi capital calm, president tweets that coup was foiled
Burundi capital calm, president tweets that coup was foiled

Burundi's capital was quiet last night but it was not clear who was in charge after a tumultuous day in which thousands of people celebrated an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi president flies home after coup attempt: Tanzania

President Pierre Nkurunziza is flying home to Burundi hours after an army officer announced a coup while he was attending a regional crisis meeting in neighbouring Tanzania.

Burundi army officer says he has deposed president, crowds cheer
Burundi army officer says he has deposed president, crowds cheer

A Burundian general said on Wednesday he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office and was forming a transitional government, after more than two weeks of protests against the election bid.

Three sentenced to death over Gambia coup plot in `secret` trial

Three Gambian soldiers have been sentenced to death for their roles in a failed coup attempt, a leading human rights group said Thursday, condemning their "secret" trial and urging the country not to carry out the executions.

Former Maldives minister accused of plotting coup

 Police in Maldives has accused the country`s former defence minister Mohamed Nazim of plotting to overthrow the government and harm senior government officials, media reported Wednesday.

'Lanka CJ wants overseas diplomatic posting to quit office'

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, under pressure to quit for being allegedly involved in a coup attempt against the new government, has refused to step down unless given a diplomatic posting overseas, a media report said on Friday.

Sri Lanka police investigate Rajapakse coup allegation

 Sri Lanka`s police opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations that former president Mahinda Rajapakse tried to use military force to remain in power after losing last week`s election.

Sri Lanka govt to probe Rajapakse `coup` bid: Spokesman

Sri Lanka`s new government will investigate an attempt by Mahinda Rajapakse to stage a "coup" to stay in power after it became clear he had lost last week`s presidential election, a spokesman said Sunday.

Coup averted in Sri Lanka: New government

Sri Lanka`s new government on Sunday accused toppled strongman Mahinda Rajapakse of having tried to stage a coup to cling to power after losing last week`s presidential election.

Gambian radio station reopens, but can only broadcast music

Gambian authorities let a popular radio station resume broadcasting on Monday, days after closing it down as part of a crackdown, as long as it airs only music, a government source said.

Gambian troops rally in support of President after palace attack

 Hundreds of security force members held a rally in Gambia`s capital Banjul on Saturday in support of President Yahya Jammeh, four days after an attack on the presidential palace, witnesses said.

Gambian troops go door-to-door in search of failed coup plotters

 Gambian security forces went door-to-door in the capital Banjul on Friday in search of participants in a failed coup against the west African country`s strongman President Yahya Jammeh, residents said.