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Algeria redux in Egypt

Egypt appears to be following the bloody path of Algeria in the early 1990s. The leaderless revolution of 2011 has been coopted by the military yet requires the demise of the terrorizing capitalist world system that encourages both military regimes and authoritarian populisms.

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The real reasons for the coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau

For Guinea-Bissau to achieve stability, there must be a return to constitutional order and a conclusion of presidential elections. On 12 April 2012 the people of Guinea-Bissau and the international community were surprised by another coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau.

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Guinea Bissau: Interim President, PM Detained in Coup

Barely two days after sanity returned to Mali as the coup leaders who seized power in that country gave way for an interim president, soldiers in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau overthrew the country’s Interim Government.

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Three Recent Coups in West Africa and How They Played Out

Many questions still surround the ongoing attempted military takeover in Mali: What motivated it? Will there be a counter-coup? What does it mean? What are its implications for the rebellion in the north and the future of Malian democracy? What are its implications for other countries?

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ECOWAS calls for military reform in Guinea-Bissau

A top official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says the regional bloc is concerned about the security situation in Guinea-Bissau after mutinous soldiers briefly arrested the prime minister Thursday.

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Niger President Seized in Military Coup

NIAMEYMutinous troops led by an army major captured Niger’s President Mamadou Tandja on Thursday after storming his palace in a four-hour gun battle that killed at least three soldiers, military sources said.

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