Quick Glance: Burkina Faso Junta Thwarts Coup Plot
- Image caption: Capt Ibrahim Traoré seized power almost a year ago in Burkina Faso's second coup of 2022
- Shortly before, Capt Traoré stated that he remains resolute in leading the transition to democracy despite challenges and maneuvers.
- The widespread jihadist insurgency, originating from neighboring Mali in 2015, has complicated the timeline for civilian power transfer until next year.
Quick Glance: French Ambassador Leaves Niger as Relations Deteriorate Following Coup
- Confirmation of France's ambassador departing from Niger.
- French troops will also withdraw from the country.
- Departure comes after the military coup in July.
Quick Glance: Delay Expected for Mali Elections
- Mali's military junta announced the postponement of the elections in February for technical reasons.
- The election delay is another setback for the return to democratic rule after two coups.
- The junta stated that the delay is due to several factors, including a dispute with a French firm over a civil registry database.
- The junta will provide a new timeline at a later date.
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Quick Glance: Thousands Dead in Devastating Floods in Africa
- Rescue teams are still recovering bodies from destroyed buildings and the sea
- Houses along the river are submerged and residents are struggling to rescue people from the rubble
- Johannesburg is facing annual water restrictions due to dry season
- At least 20 people killed in major road accident in South Africa
Quick Glance: No Elections in Burkina Faso Before Safety is Ensured
- Burkina Faso's junta leader Ibrahim Traore states that elections will only take place when the country is safe.
- Ibrahim Traore, Burkina Faso's interim President, attends a meeting at the Russia-Africa summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Quick Glance: Turkish Film Festival Cancelled Amid Censorship Dispute
- Controversy over political documentary leads to cancellation of 60-year-old film festival in Turkey
- Controversial documentary about dismissed government employees removed
- Culture and Tourism Ministry withdraws support
- City cancels the entire festival
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“The Other 9/11”
Quick Glance: U.S. Triggers Chilean Coup with Unintended Consequences at Home
- Military jets bomb La Moneda presidential palace during the coup on September 11, 1973, in Santiago, Chile.
- President Salvador Allende commits suicide and General Augusto Pinochet begins a 17-year dictatorship.
- The coup in Chile leads to human rights concerns and Congress playing a larger role in U.S. foreign policy.
- In addition to ongoing propaganda efforts, the CIA meets with Chilean military contacts in a direct attempt to incite a coup to prevent an Allende presidency.
Quick Glance: Lessons for Chilean politicians from the 1973 coup
- On September 11, 1973, Chile's armed forces overthrew the elected socialist president Salvador Allende and his chaotic, divided government.
- The coup was a national trauma and a shock to the continent.
- Allende identified as a Marxist socialist, not a European-style social democrat.
- The year of the coup holds valuable lessons for the left.
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Quick Glance: Kenya's Confidence: Police Deployment to End Haiti Gang War
- Kenya is confident that its police deployment will bring an end to the gang war in Haiti by January.
- The high school student was arrested by the police in central Uganda on September 18.
- The Uganda Police Force emphasized that there was no connection with the company and the job advertisement for waiters, waitresses, coffee packers, and supermarket attendants in Kenya was fraudulent.
- In a statement, it was made clear that anyone predicting a coup would face arrest and prosecution.
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Quick Glance: Impending US Shutdown, Travis King's Return to the US, Weight-Loss Drugs Under Review
- The United States is approaching a partial government shutdown as Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejects a temporary funding proposal.
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- Partial US government shutdown only days away as congressional conflict persists.
- Travis King: US soldier released by North Korea arrives in Texas.
“Dissent in Egypt has long been quashed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who did not hesitate to unleash a bloodbath after his 2013 military coup ... Show more
Quick Glance: Egypt: Sisi Transforming the Country into a Massive Military Camp
- Suppression of dissent in Egypt by Sisi
- Destruction of civil society after the 2013 military coup
- Adoption of the military camp model for comprehensive surveillance
- Removal of entire impoverished neighborhoods to enforce control
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Quick Glance: Presidents Call for Strengthening Democracy in Latin America
- Chile and Mexico's presidents emphasize the importance of democracy in Latin America.
- Mexico provided political refuge for 3,000 Chileans during the Pinochet regime.
- Chilean President Boric praises Allende and condemns his death during the coup as a horrendous crime.
- The two presidents highlight their unity in history, brotherhood, and the desire to continue building an authentic democracy.
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