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Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Embalo elected ECOWAS chairman

– – Guinea Bissau President Umaro Embalo has assumed the position of ECOWAS Chairman for the next one year. He was elected at the Accra Summit to succeed Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, who held the position for almost two years. The Sixty-First Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States… Read More
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ECOWAS to deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau after coup attempt

– – ECOWAS leaders have said they will be deploying troops to Guinea-Bissau to help stabilize the country after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt. The country’s president Umaro Sissoco Embaló revealed this week that he and his cabinet were targeted in a coup attempt while attending a meeting. Gunfire was heard near the ministerial building where the meeting was taking place… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau President speaks after failed coup attempt

– – Calm has now returned to Guinea-Bissau after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt with the president Umaro Sissoco Embaló speaking out on the issue. He told reporters that calm has returned to the country after Tuesday’s incident assuring that the situation was now under control. Gunfire was heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and… Read More