Tag: Coup

Beijing Revives Its Coup Against the King of Eswatini

Commentary The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used the Russia-Ukraine war as a cover to undertake new initiatives in the Indo-Pacific. Still, it has also used the distraction to revive its plan to overthrow the government of Eswatini in Southern Africa. The elements began coming together again in late April 2022. Beijing is once again…


CCP is ‘Terminally Ill’: Author Says China’s Domestic Troubles Could Trigger Leadership Coup

A group of Chinese officials might stage an internal coup against Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and transition China to a democratic political system, according to Roger Garside, author of “China Coup.” “The body politic of China is terminally ill. Only a transplant can save the body politic, and the only other system on offer is…


Venezuelan Ex General Says CIA Knew of Plots Against Maduro

A former Venezuelan general accused of participating in a narco-terrorism conspiracy with the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, says there’s no way he participated in such a scheme. After all, how could Clíver Antonio Alcalá Cordones have conspired with Maduro, when the CIA knows he was one of the rebels working to overthrow Maduro’s socialist government? This was…


Burkina Faso Army Deposes President in West Africa’s Latest Coup

OUAGADOUGOU—Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the country’s borders. The announcement cited the deterioration of the security situation and what the army described as Kabore’s inability to unite the West African nation and effectively respond to challenges,…


Sun Lijun Involved in Financial Coup, Has Arsenal of Firearms

Analysis Beijing officially charged Sun Lijun, a former deputy minister of Public Security, with accepting bribes, manipulating the market, and illegal possession of firearms. An expert explains what these abnormal charges entail. Sun was under investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the regime’s anti-corruption watchdog, in April 2020. While accepting bribes is a typical charge…


Ukraine’s President Claims Russia-Backed Coup Plot Involving Key Ukrainian Oligarch

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters at a Nov. 26 press briefing in Kyiv that his country’s intelligence services have uncovered plans for a Russia-backed coup, prompting the Kremlin to deny the allegations. Zelensky claimed at the briefing that Ukrainian intelligence unearthed evidence of an imminent coup plot planned for Dec. 1 or 2, calling…


Former South Korean Military Dictator Chun Doo-Hwan Dies at 90

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said. A former military commander, Chun presided over the 1980 Gwangju army massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, a crime for which…


Sudan Arrests 3 Coup Critics as Pressure Mounts on Military

CAIRO—Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight, their relatives and other activists said Wednesday, as internal and international pressure mounted on the country’s military following its coup. The arrests came as protests denouncing Monday’s takeover continued in the capital of Khartoum and elsewhere, and many businesses shut in response to calls for strikes….


Mass Protest in Khartoum Against Apparent Coup

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Sudanese capital Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest an apparent military takeover. Military forces arrested Sudan’s acting prime minister and senior government officials, disrupted Internet access, and blocked bridges in the capital, the country’s information ministry said, describing the actions as a coup. Monday’s apparent…


Army Colonel on Guinean TV Says Government Dissolved, Borders Shut

CONAKRY, Guinea—A Guinean army colonel seized control of state television Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde’s government had been dissolved in the West African nation, an announcement that came after hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace. The dramatic developments Sunday bore all the hallmarks of a West African coup d’etat. After seizing…