Tag Archives: military coup

Mugabe resisting mediation by Catholic priest for a graceful exit: report

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

The priest, Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday in a targeted operation against “criminals” in his entourage, a senior political source told Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s Military Denies Coup

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is reportedly facing an unprecedented mutiny by the head of the armed forces, as troops take up positions in the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is reportedly readying an envoy to mediate the situation, said Mugabe is “fine” and urged for “calm and restraint.”

Venezuela | Venezuelan Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Attack

Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, responded courageously to the paramilitary-style terrorist attack carried out this Sunday against Fort Paramacay in the central state of Carabobo, President Nicolas Maduro said.

“I cannot describe it in any other way, it is a terrorist attack against the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the Armed Forces has reacted in a united way, with morality, with decisiveness,” the Venezuelan head of state added.

Turkey | The End of Democracy in Turkey?

In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots.

Turkey | Hundreds more journalists arrested as purge deepens in Turkey

Ten more journalists detained on 41st day of Turkey’s State of Emergency rule

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d’état attempt, officially called the “Fethhullah Gülenist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETÖ/PDY)” investigation. Nine of the 35 individuals  on the most recent list were detained in raids that started at dawn.