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Bissau junta sets two-year roadmap to elections

BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau's military junta said on Wednesday it would take two years to restore democratic rule in the West African state through elections that will be set by a soon-to-be-named caretaker government.

World

EU says does not recognise Bissau interim government

BISSAU (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it does not recognise the recently-formed caretaker government in Guinea-Bissua which appears to be taking orders from the military junta.

World

EU says does not recognise Bissau interim government

BISSAU (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it does not recognise the recently-formed caretaker government in Guinea-Bissua which appears to be taking orders from the military junta.

World

Niger junta says no members to run in vote

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Members of Niger's military junta and a transitional government due to be set up will not be allowed to stand in promised elections, the ruling junta said on Wednesday.

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Ousted Thai PM asks junta to explain polls plan

BANGKOK: Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra urged the ruling military junta to state whether it will hold elections next year as planned if Thais vote down a new charter in a looming referendum.

Thailand

Ousted party urges Thais to reject junta’s constitution

BANGKOK: The political party toppled in Thailand’s 2014 coup urged voters Wednesday to reject the military’s proposed new constitution, describing it as an undemocratic document that would further entrench army rule.

Nation

Thailand coup: Military disbands senate, assumes law-making power

BANGKOK: Thailand’s military junta said Saturday it had disbanded the Senate and placed all law-making authority in the army chief’s hands, dramatically tightening its grip after a coup that has sparked Bangkok protests and drawn international condemnation.

World

After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

World

Student leader a rare voice of dissent in military-ruled Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - In a country where dissenting voices have largely been quashed by the military junta, 20-year-old Thai student leader Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is emerging as one of few figures to speak out.

World

Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht (814.5 million pounds) over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars.