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Guinea-Bissau President’s Funeral Sunday

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners, including political and military officials, have been paying final respects to Guinea-Bissau’s late president Malam Bacai Sanha ahead of Sunday’s funeral. Public viewing began Saturday at the National Assembly Hall in the capital, Bissau. Flags have been flying at half staff, marking the 7-day mourning period since his death Monday. Mr. Sanha […]

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UN Urges Fair Elections in Guinea Bissau

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is urging Guinea-Bissau to hold free and fair elections in a timely manner, following the death of president Malam Bacai Sanha early this week. The 15-member body says the military should respect civilian rule, and the council urged authorities to increase security in an effort to discourage any civil disobedience. The […]

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Guinea Bissau Opposition Rejects Plan for Interim President

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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One day after the death of Guinea-Bissau’s president Malam Bacai Sanha, opposition parties are rejecting a plan for the head of the National Assembly to serve as interim president. Under the constitution, the parliament chief is to serve as interim leader and organize elections, which are to be held within 90 days of the president’s […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, has died in a Paris hospital. A statement from the president’s office said Mr. Sanha died Monday at Val de Grace hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had diabetes and a blood ailment. He […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, has died in a Paris hospital. A statement from the president’s office said Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had diabetes and a blood ailment. […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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State media in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has died. A statement from the president’s office says Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital in Paris, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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State media in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has died. A statement from the president’s office says Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital in Paris, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had […]

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Dozens Arrested Following Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Dozens of military officers have been arrested in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau, following a suspected coup attempt in the country. Military officials told VOA that several political officials also will be arrested on suspicion of supporting the rebel soldiers. That is in addition to the dozens of high-ranking military officials already detained. The […]

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Dozens Arrested Following Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Dozens of military officers have been arrested in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau following a suspected coup attempt in the country. Military officials told VOA’s Portuguese to Africa service that several political officials will also be arrested on suspicion of supporting the rebel soldiers in addition to the dozens of high ranking military […]

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Dozens Arrested Following Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Some 100 military officers have been arrested in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau following a coup attempt in the country. Military officials told VOA’s Portuguese to Africa service that several political officials will also be arrested on suspicion of supporting the rebel soldiers in addition to the dozens of high ranking military officials […]

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