West African political bloc ECOWAS slaps sanctions on the military junta ruling Guinea. Failure to provide a plan for a return to civilian rule has resulted in the junta's assets being frozen, with the threat of more severe sanctions also laid on the table.
Mining is a key driver of economic growth in Guinea. But the military junta's unyielding approach toward a major iron ore project could be doing the country more harm than good.
Women are playing key roles resisting Myanmar's military rulers a year after the coup. DW spoke with two regime opponents who were forced to flee to neighboring Thailand. One asked that we conceal her identity for her safety.
The West African country's new military leader has said constitutional order will return "when the conditions are right." The junta has also pledged to bring security to Burkina Faso.
22 Aug 2020
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Mali's military junta says a transitional president will be put in place from either civil society or the military. And West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS announces it will send a delegation to Mali in an effort to reverse a military coup that unseated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.