China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join regional counterparts in the central city of Bagan to attend a meeting that Myanmar's military government says is a recognition of its legitimacy.
Myanmar military has deliberately targeted civilians, many of whom have been shot in the head, burned to death and arbitrarily arrested since February 1 coup, says a new UN human rights report.
Young people’s blocked aspirations, the legacy of the war on terror and international complacency in the face of ‘constitutional coups’ are some of the root causes behind recent military takeovers in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea.
Gunfire has broken out at several army barracks in Burkina Faso, prompting fears of a coup in the west African state which the government quickly denied.
UN head Antonio Guterres says the "reports of violence are alarming and perpetrators must be brought to justice."
State oil company workers and doctors in Sudan said they were joining protests against the military coup that has derailed the country's planned transition to democracy.
Global pressure on military junta mounts with Asian neighbours joining Western countries in condemning lethal force that has caused more than 230 deaths, according to a monitoring group.
Zimbabwe has been gripped by drama after the military intervened against President Robert Mugabe, 93, who has ruled the country since 1980. Attention has since shifted to the prominent figures who could play a role in any transitional government.
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