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UN Chief Calls for Immediate Return of Guinea-Bissau Gov’t

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations secretary-general has called on Guinea-Bissau’s junta to hand over power to civilians immediately. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world body seeks an “immediate return to constitutional order.” Mr. Ban also expressed concern about reports of human rights abuses by the military junta. “Let me […]

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Guinea Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Guinea have fired teargas to disperse protesters demanding the government hold long-delayed legislative elections. A VOA reporter says police used the teargas Thursday as demonstrators tried to gather for a march to a stadium in the capital, Conakry. The reporter says the protesters were also attacked by youths who support President Alpha Conde. […]

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UN Chief Calls for Immediate Return of Guinea-Bissau Gov’t

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations chief has called on Guinea-Bissau’s military junta to immediately give back power to civilians. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world body seeks an “immediate return to constitutional order.” Mr. Ban expressed particular concern about reports of human rights abuses by the junta. And he […]

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West African Leaders Ready to Send Forces to Mali, Warn Guinea-Bissau

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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West Africa’s regional bloc said Thursday it is ready to deploy forces to Mali, where a military junta deposed the legitimate civilian government in March. Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, the president of the commission of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, said the group intended to send forces as soon as the Malian […]

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West African Leaders to Discuss Failed Guinea-Bissau Talks

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Days after imposing sanctions on Guinea-Bissau and its military rulers, leaders from the regional bloc ECOWAS are scheduled to discuss failed negotiations aimed at restoring constitutional rule in the country. The meeting Thursday in Dakar, Senegal follows a breakdown in talks over the proposed return of the country’s interim president. A junta spokesman said Tuesday […]

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Guinea Bissau Junta Reject Calls for Interim President’s Return

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s ruling junta says talks with regional bloc ECOWAS stalled because it rejected the proposed return of the country’s interim president. On Monday, the Economic Community of West African States imposed diplomatic and economic sanctions on the country and its military rulers after they refused to make a written commitment to restore constitutional rule. A […]

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ECOWAS Slaps Sanctions on Guinea Bissau

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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West African regional bloc ECOWAS says it has imposed sanctions on Guinea-Bissau, after talks with the military junta broke down. The Economic Community for West African States says the measures will target leaders of the junta, in addition to diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions placed against the country. During a summit last week in Abijan, […]

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Rebels Free Guinea-Bissau Leaders Seized in Coup

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Troops in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau have freed two top leaders who spent two weeks in custody after this month’s coup. Officials said former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior and interim President Raimundo Pereira flew to Ivory Coast Friday. They were released a day after the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, said it […]

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ECOWAS to Send Troops to Coup-Hit Mali, Guinea Bissau

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The West-African regional bloc ECOWAS says it will send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau to monitor the transitions back to civilian rule following recent military coups. At a special summit in the Ivory Coast on Thursday, ECOWAS said both countries should prepare to hold legislative and presidential elections within a year. It threatened sanctions […]

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ECOWAS to Send Troops to Coup-Hit Mali, Guinea Bissau

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The West-African regional bloc ECOWAS says it will send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau to monitor the transitions back to civilian rule following recent military coups. At a special summit in the Ivory Coast on Thursday, ECOWAS said both countries should prepare to hold legislative and presidential elections within a year. It threatened sanctions […]

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