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Guinea’s Treasury Chief Assassinated

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief of Guinea’s treasury has been assassinated. Gunmen opened fire on Aissatou Boiro’s car Friday night in Conakry, the capital. Boiro was investigating an alleged plot by high-ranking officials to embezzle nearly $2 million from the Treasury. A Guinean government official told the French news agency that the murder was nothing more than other […]

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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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Violence Breaks Out on Anniversary of Guinea Massacre

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from the capital of Guinea say violence broke out among mourners and security officers during a funeral procession, on the third anniversary of the Conakry stadium massacre. The reports say many people were wounded during Friday’s clashes and at least one person suffered a gunshot wound. The Associated Press reports police used tear gas […]

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Rights Group Calls for Justice for Guinea Massacre Victims

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling on Guinea’s government to help bring justice to victims of a 2009 massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators. The U.S.-based rights group said Thursday that the Guinean government should increase support for the panel of judges charged with investigating the crimes. Elise Keppler, a senior international justice counsel with HRW, said the […]

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Nigeria Military Frees Tanker Hijacked Off Coast

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s navy has freed an oil tanker and 23 crew members that were seized by pirates near Lagos. The navy said it recaptured the Singapore-flagged ship Abu Dhabi Star on Wednesday, less than a day after it was hijacked. Officials say the pirates fled the vessel and all crew members on board – 23 Indian […]

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Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Off Nigeria Coast

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pirates have seized an oil tanker and its crew near the coast of Nigeria, the third hijacking in the Gulf of Guinea in two weeks. Nigerian naval officials say pirates seized the Singapore-flagged ship Abu Dhabi Star near the Lagos port. There are conflicting reports about whether the vessel was in Nigerian waters when pirates […]

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