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Guinea-Bissau Troops Claim to Hold President, Ex-PM Ahead of Elections

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau say they are holding the country’s interim president and the former prime minister, ahead of a presidential election in the West African country. A military spokesman has confirmed the detentions of former prime minister and presidential election front-runner Carlos Gomes Junior and interim President Raimundo Pereira after Thursday’s attacks on their homes. […]

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Soldiers Launch Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, TV and radio stations, and government offices in the country’s capital. The unrest began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Soldiers attacked the homes of interim President Raimundo Pereira and former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes […]

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Soldiers Launch Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, broadcasting facilities, and government offices in the country’s capital. The takeover attempt began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Shots and explosions were heard in the capital, Bissau, and soldiers attacked the home of front-runner […]

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Army Launches Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s military has launched a coup attempt, taking over roads, broadcasting facilities, and government offices in the country’s capital. The takeover attempt began late Thursday, the night before campaigning was due to begin for a presidential run-off election. Shots were heard in the capital, Bissau, and soldiers attacked the home of front-runner presidential candidate Carlos […]

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Soldiers Take Over in Suspected Guinea Bissau Coup

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Eyewitnesses say Guinea-Bissau soldiers have taken over the streets in the capital, Bissau, in an apparent coup attempt. Soldiers attacked the home of front runner presidential candidate Carlos Gomes, Jr, the outgoing prime minister. His whereabouts are unknown. Witnesses say soldiers also arrested politicians and took control of the ruling party headquarters and national radio […]

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Soldiers Take Over in Suspected Guinea Bissau Coup

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Eyewitnesses say Guinea-Bissau soldiers have taken over the streets in the capital, Bissau, while attacking the homes of the Prime Minister and front runner presidential candidate Carlos Gomes. The whereabouts of the politicians after Thursday’s uprising has not been confirmed. The West African bloc known as ECOWAS announced it condemns any attempted coup d’etat. Witnesses […]

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Military Takes Over Ruling Party HQ in Guinea Bissau

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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/// re-running for web /// Eyewitnesses say that Guinea-Bissau’s military has taken control of the ruling party headquarters and national radio station while shots and rocket fire were heard in the capital. Soldiers also occupied central streets on Thursday, including the avenue where outgoing prime minister and presidential candidate Carlos Gomes, Junior lives. But it […]

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E. Guinea Says Concerned by French Arrest Warrant, Threatens Retaliation

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Equatorial Guinea warns it will take action against French companies if judges in France issue an arrest warrant for the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Two French judges on Tuesday requested the warrant for Teodorin Obiang on grounds that he acquired millions of dollars worth of French real estate and luxury goods by fraudulent […]

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Guinea-Bissau Moves to Presidential Run-Off

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau is headed toward a presidential run-off election after no candidate won a majority in Sunday’s first-round voting. Official provisional results released Wednesday showed former prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior barely missed an outright victory, taking just under 49 percent. Gomes, the ruling party candidate, will now face opposition leader and former president Kumba Yala, […]

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Guinea Bissau Election Results Due Amid Fraud Claims

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commission says it will release provisional presidential election results Wednesday, a day after five candidates called for the results to be annulled because of alleged fraud. Unofficial early results from Sunday’s poll give the lead to former prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and […]

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