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Guinea-Bissau’s president dissolves parliament

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | Xinhua | Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved the parliament on Monday, according to a presidential decree. Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam and Deputy Prime Minister Soares Sambu will remain in office until the legislative elections are held, according to the decree that enters into force immediately. The date …

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UN chief calls for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after failed coup

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after a failed coup in the African country, said his deputy spokesman on Wednesday. “The secretary-general is continuing to closely follow the developments in Guinea-Bissau. He encourages all stakeholders, particularly defense and security forces, to exercise …

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President says he is safe after Guinea-Bissau coup attemp

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | Xinhua | Several automatic weapon fires were reported on Tuesday afternoon near the government palace in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. Gunshots were reported near the Palace of the Government of Guinea-Bissau, where the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers was being held. The president, Umaro Sissoco …

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Opposition’s Embalo wins Guinea-Bissau presidency

Embalo wins Guinea-Bissau presidency, beaten PAIGC cries foul Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo won the presidential election in the volatile West African state of Guinea-Bissau, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced Wednesday, but the country’s historic ruling PAIGC party cried foul. Embalo won 53.55 percent …

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West Africa bloc gives Guinea-Bissau’s govt 48 hours to resign

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | A West African trade bloc has given Guinea-Bissau’s “illegal government” named by President Jose Mario Vaz a 48-hour ultimatum to resign or face sanctions, a representative said Wednesday, amid a tense standoff between the country’s leader and sacked ministers. Vaz, appointed as president in 2014, has …

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