Niger's junta flexed its political and military power in ousting a strongman who overstayed his electoral mandate. Secretly, many locals are happy with the Niger coup.
A Human Rights Watch report released today contradicts claims by Guinea military leader Moussa Dadis Camara and his would-be assassin, Lt. Abubakar "Toumba" Diakite, that they were not responsible for the Sept. 28 massacre. At least 150 Guineans were killed in an afternoon.
Guinea erupted into violence Monday when protesters rallied against rumors that Dadis Camara would run for president. Prior to the violence, he sat down for a rare interview with a Westerner.