Niamey arrests: crime crackdown or a newborn junta flexing its muscles?

Over 600 people were arrested in the Niger capital on Sunday night. The junta called it "Operation Punch" - a crackdown on crime. One of our Observers in the country thinks it's got more to do with politics. Read his comment...


Honduran newspaper photoshops blood from crackdown victim

These photos seem to prove that a pro-coup newspaper digitally removed bloodstains from the image of a protestor shot dead by soldiers. Read more...


Protestor crushed by military, caught on amateur video

Violent clashes continue in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa after President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup on Sunday. An amateur video, filmed on Monday, appears to show a presidential supporter run over by a military vehicle. Watch the video...


Guinea 'indifferent' to president's death

The death of Guinean President Lansana Conté has left the country in a state of utter confusion. In power since 1984, the authoritarian ruler leaves behind a financially devastated country, despite its wealth of minerals. Our Observers there tell us about the atmosphere. Read more...


Nouakchott’s bloodless coup seen by an expat

Not even a year and a half since he came into power, the first ever democratically elected president since Mauritania's independence in 1960 was ousted in a coup on Wednesday. Our Observer in Nouakchott tells us about her experiences of the day. Read more...