Guinea Bissau: Army Officer Arrested After Coup Attempt

An army officer accused of carrying out last week's attack on an army barracks which left six people dead has been arrested by military authorities in Guinea Bissau on suspicion of staging a coup to remove the country's new caretaker government.
  • Guinea Bissau:  Army Officer Arrested After Coup Attempt, 29 October 2012

    An army officer was arrested over the weekend by military authorities in Guinea Bissau on suspicion of staging a coup to remove the country's new caretaker government, news ... read more »

Soldiers on patrol in the capital Bissau. (file photo)

  • Guinea Bissau:  Attack at Military Base Leaves Several Dead

    UN News Service, 22 October 2012

    The United Nations condemns an attack on a military base in Guinea-Bissau which resulted in numerous deaths, a spokesperson for the world body announced today. read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  UN Imposes Travel Ban On Coup Leaders

    UN News Service, 18 May 2012

    The Security Council today imposed a travel ban against five military officers who seized power from the civilian government in Guinea-Bissau last month, and urged Member States to ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Division and Stasis in Guinea-Bissau

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 18 May 2012

    On 16 May a transition pact brokered by the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and signed by all parties except the majority PAIGC [African Party for the ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Restoration of Constitutional Order Key to Ending Crisis - UN Envoy

    UN News Service, 19 April 2012

    The United Nations envoy for Guinea-Bissau today urged the international community to ensure that any solution for the current political crisis in the West African country is based ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Increasing Repression in Wake of Military Coup

    Amnesty International, 17 April 2012

    Growing restrictions on protesters, the media and freedom of movement are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea-Bissau, Amnesty International ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Security Council Strongly Condemns Coup

    UN News Service, 13 April 2012

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the military coup that took place in Guinea-Bissau and demanded the immediate restoration of ... read more »

  • Angola:  Guinea Bissau Stabilisation Process Takes Foreign Minister to Nigeria, Ghana

    Angola Press Agency, 5 January 2012

    Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chicoti, left Thursday for Nigeria and Ghana where he will hand over a massage from the Angolan Head of State, José ... read more »

  • Angola:  Head of State, CPLP Chairman Reacts to Events in Bissau

    Angola Press Agency, 4 January 2012

    Angolan President and acting Chairperson of the Portuguese-speaking Countries Community (CPLP), José Eduardo dos Santos, condemned strongly the action occurred on December ... read more »