Raimundo Pereira

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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...
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May 4th, 2012
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DAKAR, Sénégal, May 4, 2012/ FINAL COMMUNIQUE 1. An Extraordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government was held in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, on 3 May 2012 under the chairmanship of H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and Chairman of t...
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In Guinea-Bissau
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 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...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 17th, 2012
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The African Union has suspended Guinea-Bissau, following last week’s coup by the military. The AU Peace and Security Council said Tuesday that Guinea-Bissau is suspended from all AU activities until the return of constitutional order in the West African country. In a statement, AU Commission Ch...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 15th, 2012
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau dispersed anti-military demonstrators and closed down private radio stations on Sunday as their commanders put in place a transitional council that effectively consummated their coup. Politicians in the poor West African state were summoned by armed forces chiefs at the week...
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In East Africa
Apr 14th, 2012
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Cotonou – Benin, which currently holds the chairmanship of the African Union, on Saturday condemned this week’s military coup in Guinea-Bissau and called for those arrested to be released. “The current chairman of the African Union firmly and without reserve condemns the coup d̵...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2012
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Bissau – Guinea-Bissau’s interim President Raimundo Pereira was arrested by troops during an apparent coup bid in the troubled west African state, one of his bodyguards said on Friday. “He was arrested at his residence on Thursday evening by a group of soldiers… and taken to a...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2012
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Bissau – An unidentified military commander said on Friday that soldiers who attacked the prime minister’s home don’t want to take power in Guinea-Bissau, claiming they intervened to halt foreign aggression in the tiny coup-prone African nation. The statement came hours after the st...
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In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2012
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Bissau – Guinea-Bissau troops staged a coup attempt late on Thursday, attacking the prime minister’s residence, arresting politicians and taking over the ruling party headquarters amid a media blackout. Gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades were fired in the darkened streets of the capit...