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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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