Bissau

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 10th, 2013
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  Armed security men with one of the Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped a child in Guinea-Bissau … on Tuesday. | credits: AFP. Guinea-Bissau has apologised to Nigeria over the killing  of  three of her citizens by  a mob  in Bissau. The apology was made shortly after Nigeria protested t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 10th, 2013
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Abuja – The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered investigation into the reported killing of three Nigerians and the attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea-Bissau. Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, told State House correspondents in Abuja ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Oct 21st, 2012
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Six people have been killed in a gunbattle in troubled of Guinea-Bissau in what officials are calling a failed coup attempt. Officials in the West African country say government troops repelled an attack before dawn Sunday on the airforce base near the capital, Bissau. Casualties among the government...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 22nd, 2012
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Six weeks after it toppled the government and derailed elections, Guinea-Bissau’s military junta said on Tuesday it was handing power back to the West African state’s civilian leaders. This follows a deal between the self-styled Military Command and the regional bloc ECOWAS that put in pl...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 18th, 2012
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About 70 soldiers from Burkina Faso were deployed in Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, the advance party of a 600-strong West African force that is due to replace Angolan troops and oversee a transition back to civilian rule. Plagued by decades of coups and instability and now also a major hub for cocaine s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 14th, 2012
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Bissau – West Africa’s regional bloc has named a politician in Guinea-Bissau to lead the transitional government after a coup. The group met earlier in the week in the West African nation and named Serifo Nhamadjo to the post for one year. He was among a group of presidential candidates w...
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May 8th, 2012
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New York – West Africa’s regional group warned on Monday that civil war could erupt in Guinea Bissau if the international community forces the junta to hand back power to the government it deposed last month. But the ousted government and Portuguese-speaking nations again demanded that th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 28th, 2012
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Mali’s junta said on Friday it would resist any deployment of West African soldiers in the country and treat foreign forces sent there under a regional plan as “the enemy”. The comments came a day after regional bloc ECOWAS said it would send troops to Mali and Guinea-Bissau to tack...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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By David Stephen On the night of 12th April Guinea-Bissau ‘Military Command’ put troops on to the streets of Bissau, the country’s capital, closed the frontiers, imprisoned the Prime Minister, the acting President and others, sacked the government, dissolved parliament, and shut TV and radio stations...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 23rd, 2012
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Farim – Guinea-Bissau was due a bumper cashew harvest this year but prices have halved as money dries up after a coup d’état, raising anxiety among those who survive off the country’s main export. While plantation owners are struggling to sell their nuts in a near-paralysed market, their ...