Tag: Coups D’Etat and Attempted Coups D’Etat

Who Killed Thomas Sankara? Trial Opens, 34 Years After His Death.

DAKAR, Senegal — One of the most highly anticipated trials ever to take place in Africa opened on Monday in the capital of Burkina Faso, aiming to establish who killed Thomas Sankara, the country’s former president and a revolutionary leader once renowned across the continent. Mr. Sankara was assassinated 34 years ago by a hit […]

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‘What Have We Done With Democracy?’ A Decade On, Arab Spring Gains Wither

TUNIS, Tunisia — For roughly three months after Tunisians toppled their dictator in January 2011 in an eruption of protest that electrified the Arab world, Ali Bousselmi felt nothing but “pure happiness.” The decade that followed, during which Tunisians adopted a new Constitution, gained freedom of speech and voted in free and fair elections, brought […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Events of Jan. 6

To the Editor: Re “He Drafted Plan to Keep Trump in White House” (front page, Oct. 3) and “Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked” (editorial, Oct. 3): Regarding my advice to Vice President Mike Pence in the days before the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6: Although I take issue with some statements […]

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