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.
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.
A group of senior Gabonese military officers appeared on national television in the early hours of Wednesday and said they had taken power, minutes after the state election body announced President Ali Bongo had won a third term.
The Nigerian Army has buried not fewer than 22 officers and soldiers who were killed in action by terrorists in Niger State a few weeks ago. The military had last week revealed that 36 personnel were slain during an ambush by the terrorists at Zungeru-Tegina road and the subsequent jet crash that happened in Chukuba area of Shiroro, all in Niger State.
Niger's coup leader said "our ambition is not to confiscate power." This comes as an ECOWAS delegation arrived for peace talks after indicating a standby force was ready to intervene.
Activists and politicians have slammed several bills that were recently passed in Pakistan ahead of general elections. Many lawmakers say that some of the bills were approved in haste and bypassed democratic norms.
China's mass military exercises near Taiwan come at a time when NATO is holding a summit where leaders have called China as an opposing force with its "ambitions and coercive policies."
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 22 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as Democracy Day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 22 years.
Taiwan is the world's leading producer of microchips - used in cell phones, cars, refrigerators and weapons. A Chinese invasion would deal a devastating blow to the global high-tech supply chain.
In this week’s show, buckle your seatbelts as Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot focus on a French institution that, if you’re lucky, you can spot occasionally if you gaze up at the sky. The “Patrouille de France”, the precision aerobatics demonstration unit of the French Air and Space Force, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
While the West and its allies have condemned North Korea's planned launch, it's unclear whether the satellite is advanced enough to monitor the US and South Korean military.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged South Korea to invest in Germany's chip industry after meeting President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul. Scholz also visited the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula.