Myanmar's junta faces its biggest threat since it seized power two-and-a-half years ago. For the first time, different groups of well-armed rebels have joined forces and are gaining ground, with the aim of restoring democratic rule.
The US formally acknowledges that Niger's military staged a coup when it ousted President Mohamed Bazoum back in July. The announcement means the US will be suspending financial aid and military support to the country. Meanwhile, the first convoy of French troops prepares to leave Niger. Also in this edition: Liberia heads to the polls as President George Weah eyes a second term. Finally, on World Mental Health Day, we take stock of the state of mental health provision in Kenya.
Four officers have been detained for questioning in Burkina Faso, a day after the military government announced it had thwarted a coup attempt. Also, although Tunisia was decades ahead of many other countries in the region and the world in giving women the right to choose whether to go ahead with unwanted pregnancies, taboos remain. We take a closer look. Finally, we see how Africa's wine market is becoming increasingly full-bodied.
Niger's military rulers are reopening the country's airspace after seizing power on July 26. The junta previously cited the threat of military intervention from the West African bloc ECOWAS as the reason for the closure.
1 Sep 2023
We bring you reactions from the pan-African and French press after the coup in Gabon and appointment of a general as transitional president. What future awaits the region? Also: one of India's richest families, the Adani Group, is accused of stock market corruption in a damning report. Finally: Japan's prime minister eats fish from Fukushima's radioactive waters to prove that it's... not radioactive!
31 Aug 2023
After Gabon's long-ruling President Ali Bongo Ondimba was re-elected for a third term in a controversial election, members of the local military say they have taken over.
31 Aug 2023
Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had seized power on Wednesday, placing President Ali Bongo under house arrest and naming a new leader after the Central African state's election body announced Bongo had won a third term.
30 Aug 2023
In a trendy video obtained by GTV on Twitter, deposed President, Ali Bongo of Gabon has appealed to his international allies to show their support as military officers in the oil-rich central African nation carried out a coup. He expressed his plea for solidarity.
26 Aug 2023
The profound disillusionment gripping Zimbabweans since the 2017 coup has left them questioning their fight for democracy. Experts say military juntas in West Africa may face the same challenge if they don't change.
10 Aug 2023
After the military coup in Niger, the internet was flooded with videos and reports about the situation on the ground. DW's fact-checking team followed up on some of the most viral claims.
10 Aug 2023
Nigerien tailor Yahaya Oumarou carefully ran cuts of white, blue and red fabric under his sewing machine, assembling them into the three horizontal bands of Russia's flag.
6 Aug 2023
Thousands of pro-coup supporters take to the streets in Niger marking the 63rd anniversary of the country's independence from France, as FRANCE 24 and RFI are banned in the country. We talk to Dr Olayinka Ajala, senior politics lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, about the latest developments. Also, violence in the Sahel flares up again with the slaying of several fishermen in northern Cameroon.