Guinea Bissau Coup Threatens Election

The military in Guinea-Bissau has taken power in a coup ahead of the second round of a presidential election which seemed set to install Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Jr. as head of state.


Soldiers have reportedly surrounded the residence of the outgoing prime minister in the capital, Bissau.

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    allAfrica, 13 April 2012

    Guinea-Bissau's military has taken control of the ruling party headquarters and national radio station on Thursday night as shots and rocket fire were heard in the capital,… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Ecowas Meets on Guinea-Bissau Security

    Ecowas, 13 April 2012

    Ministers of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council will meet in Abidjan on Thursday, 12th April 2012 to review proposals for resolving the political crises in Mali and Guinea… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Nation Elects a New President

    AEP, 18 March 2012

    Voters in Guinea-Bissau started voting 7:00am (0700 GMT) today to elect a new president for the next five years to replace Malam Bacai Sanha , who died two years into his… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Senegal and Guinea Bissau Go to the Polls

    African Arguments, 17 March 2012

    In the next week, two very different elections will take place in two neighbouring but divergent West African states. Both Senegal's presidential run-off and the Guinea Bissau… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Voters to Elect New President on Sunday

    UN News, 16 March 2012

    As the people of Guinea-Bissau prepare to elect a new president this weekend, the United Nations human rights chief today called on all sides to ensure that the polls are free and… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Ecowas to Send Delegation to Observe Election

    Foroyaa, 14 March 2012

    "The presidential election, which follows the death of President Malam Bacai Sanha on 9th January 2012, is critical to the political stabilization and consolidation of peace in… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Djibo Heads Ecowas Observer Mission to Guinea Bissau

    Daily Trust, 13 March 2012

    The ECOWAS Commission has named Niger's former Interim President, Gen. Salou Djibo, as the head of its 80-member Observation Mission to the 18th March 2012 presidential election in… Read more »


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