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Suspected Coup Leader Arrested in Guinea Bissau

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials with the transitional government in Guinea Bissau say the suspected leader of last week’s attempted coup has been arrested. Captain Pansao Ntchama and at least two other suspects were arrested Saturday on an island just off the coast of the West African nation. Government troops repelled the pre-dawn attack on an air force base […]

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Bissau Gov’t Accuses Portugal of Backing Coup Attempt

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s government has accused Portugal of supporting an alleged coup attempt, after a deadly attack on soldiers in the capital. The pre-dawn raid Sunday on an army barracks killed at least six people. A government spokesman says the raid was led by Captain Pansan N’tchama, an associate of army leaders who back former Prime Minister […]

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Guinea-Bissau Troops Kill 6 Gunmen in Failed Coup Attempt

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Six people have been killed in a gunbattle in the troubled nation 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 on Sunday on an air force base near the capital, Bissau. Casualties among the government forces could not […]

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Guinea-Bissau Troops Kill 6 Gunmen in Failed Coup Attempt

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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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 forces could not be immediately confirmed. Witnesses […]

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6 Killed in Gunbattle at Guinea-Bissau Military Base Near Capital

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A gunbattle in Guinea-Bissau has killed at least six people, as the troubled West African state tries to recover from a military coup that derailed a presidential election earlier this year. Sources told Western news agencies that the fighting began when unidentified gunmen attacked a military base near the capital, Bissau, before dawn Sunday, prompting […]

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Guinea-Bissau Coup Leaders Say Power Returning to Civilians

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of a military coup in Guinea-Bissau say they are handing power to a new transitional government. A junta spokesman made the announcement Tuesday and said coup leaders would no longer speak publicly to the press. Meanwhile, the leader of the transitional government, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, named 28 government ministers. The installation of the […]

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First Group of West African Troops Arrives in Guinea-Bissau

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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About 70 soldiers have arrived in Guinea-Bissau as part of a West African contingent sent to restore order after last month’s coup. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it will send about 600 troops in all to Guinea-Bissau over the coming days. The first troops from Burkina Faso flew into the capital, […]

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Guinea-Bissau Names New Interim PM

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Guinea-Bissau say the head of the country’s new interim government has named a prime minister to help lead a transition following last month’s military coup. The officials said Wednesday that Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo selected former finance minister Rui Duarte Barros to be prime minister. The tiny African nation has been at an impasse […]

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US: Mali, Guinea-Bissau Must Return to Civilian Rule

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has urged military leaders in Mali and Guinea Bissau to agree to West African demands and return their countries to democratic rule following recent military coups. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson said Wednesday a strong regional response by the Economic Community of West African States makes clear that “military misadventures” […]

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ECOWAS troops headed to Guinea Bissau

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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West African bloc ECOWAS says it will send troops to Guinea-Bissau to oversee a return to civilian rule after last month’s coup. Nigerian Defense Minister Bello Haliru Mohammed said Monday the troops will be in Guinea-Bissau by Friday. He did not specify how large the force would be. Officials from 15 West African countries met […]

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