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AU Says Guinea-Bissau Coup Leaders Violating Constitution

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping has expressed “deep regret” at the situation in Guinea-Bissau, saying efforts by the leaders of a military coup carried out last week are a “flagrant violation” of the country’s constitution. In a statement released Tuesday ahead of a meeting of the AU’s Peace and Security Council, Ping urged all […]

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Guinea-Bissau Coup Leaders Close Air, Sea Borders

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of last week’s coup in Guinea-Bissau have closed the country’s air and sea borders amid rising pressure on them to give up power. It is not yet clear if the closure announced Monday will affect a delegation from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. The group is expected in Bissau to meet with the […]

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Guinea-Bissau Coup Leaders Close Air, Sea Borders

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of last week’s coup in Guinea-Bissau have closed the country’s air and sea borders amid rising pressure on them to give up power. It is not yet clear if the closure announced Monday will affect a delegation from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. The group is expected in Bissau to meet with the […]

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Guinea-Bissau Coup Leaders Close Air, Sea Borders

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of last week’s coup in Guinea-Bissau have closed the country’s air and sea borders amid rising pressure on them to give up power. It is not yet clear if the closure announced Monday will affect a delegation from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. The group is expected in Bissau to meet with the […]

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West African Bloc to Mediate Guinea-Bissau Coup Crisis

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS is sending a delegation to Guinea-Bissau Monday in a bid to help resolve the country’s political crisis. The international community has strongly condemned last week’s military coup and called for a return to civilian rule. ECOWAS external relations director Abdel-Fatau Musah told VOA that nobody is going to allow […]

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West African Bloc to Mediate Guinea-Bissau Coup Crisis

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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West African regional bloc ECOWAS is sending a military delegation to Guinea-Bissau Monday in a bid to help resolve the country’s political crisis. The international community, in Africa and elsewhere, has strongly condemned last week’s military coup and called for a return to civilian rule. In a statement Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated […]

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Guinea-Bissau Opposition Under Pressure to Resolve Coup Crisis

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau opposition parties met with coup leaders for a third straight day on Sunday, in a tense bid to resolve a political crisis that began when the military junta seized power last week. Coup leaders ordered the political parties to meet on a deal to form a so-called “unity government.” A spokesman for the opposition […]

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International Community Condemns Military Takeover in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The international community has strongly condemned the military takeover of power in the west African nation of Guinea-Bissau two weeks before a presidential runoff election. In Washington Saturday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner issued a statement denouncing “the attempt by certain elements of the military to forcibly size power and undermine the legitimate civilian leadership […]

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After Coup, Guinea-Bissau Factions Seek Unity Government

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s political parties are meeting in an attempt to agree on a unity government, following the coup on Thursday that disrupted an unfinished presidential vote and threw the West African nation into renewed turmoil. In a statement, the self-styled Military Command ordered political meetings to begin and said the resulting unity government would be a […]

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After Coup, Guinea-Bissau Factions Seek Unity Government

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s political parties are meeting in an attempt to agree on a unity government, following the coup on Thursday that disrupted an unfinished presidential vote and threw the West African nation into renewed turmoil. The streets of the capital, Bissau, were quiet and soldiers guarded public buildings on Saturday. Former prime minister and presidential frontrunner […]

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