Carlos Gomes Júnior

By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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May 18th, 2012
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On 12 April 2012 the people of Guinea-Bissau and the international community were surprised by another coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau. There have been several since the country declared its independence in 1973. While Guinea-Bissau has become accustomed to violence and tragic events (military cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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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
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Apr 28th, 2012
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau released two leading politicians they had arrested in an April 12 coup and said on Friday they would accept the planned deployment to the country of over 600 soldiers from West African regional bloc ECOWAS. Carlos Gomes Junior, the ex-premier and presidential election front-...
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Apr 26th, 2012
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Dakar – West African regional bloc Ecowas plans to send more than 600 troops to Guinea-Bissau in coming days with orders to protect people and institutions after a military coup there earlier this month, a senior Ecowas source said on Wednesday. The move could trigger renewed conflict in the im...
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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
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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Lisbon – The prime minister of Cape Verde on Sunday urged the international community to keep up the pressure on the junta in Guinea Bissau to cede power it seized in a 12 April coup. “I think the international community should continue to apply pressure,” Jose Maria Neves said on a...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
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Apr 22nd, 2012
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The United Nations Security Council said on Saturday it may impose sanctions on the leaders of Guinea-Bissau’s military coup, rejecting the junta’s planned two-year transition to democracy. Pressure has been mounting domestically and outside the tiny West African country for the shadowy s...
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Bissau – Guinea-Bissau’s junta and opposition parties on Wednesday formally dissolved the government and called for a two-year transition period before new elections can be held. The deal, presented to journalists, defied a chorus of calls from the international community, which has deman...