Military Coup

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN). Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Bishops in Burkina Faso “take note of recent changes”, Invite Coup Leaders to Serve People

Jan 28, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement, expressed their awareness of the country’s recent political changes and called upon those who spearheaded the reported coup d’etat to be at the service of the people.

Flag of Sudan. Credit: Shutterstock

Pressure Sudan’s Military to Value Human Life: Catholic Bishop to International Community

Oct 25, 2021

There is need for the international community to put pressure on the military in Sudan to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said a day after the country’s army seized power in a coup.

Mali’s military personnel grouped under the National Committee for the Salvation of the People during a televised address Wednesday, August 19.

Mali Military Coup “regrettable, democracy failure,” Bishops Say, Urge Change of Mentality

Aug 19, 2020

Mali has reportedly experienced a surge in violence involving both civilians and the military since 2016, with more than 4,000 deaths reported in 2019 alone as compared to some 770 three years earlier.