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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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