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Guinea-Bissau: ECOWAS peacekeepers arrive to restore order

Guinea-Bissau’s military – widely viewed as corrupt and deeply complicit in drug trafficking between Latin America and Europe – seized power in a coup in April, arresting Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior just two weeks before he was to take part in a presidential run-off election.

ECOWAS slaps sanctions on Guinea-Bissau after talks collapse

Guinea-Bissau’s military – widely viewed as corrupt and deeply complicit in drug trafficking between Latin America and Europe – seized power in a coup earlier this month, arresting Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior just two weeks before Gomes was to take part in a presidential run-off election.

Guinea-Bissau: Timeline of Coups

Guinea-Bissau has a tumultuous history of conflicts between its army and state powers. Here’s a timeline of some of the key moments in the nations history of coups.

Guinea-Bissau: Soldiers arrest Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior in apparent coup

“We formally condemn any attempt at a coup d’etat," says regional bloc ECOWAS.

Guinea-Bissau: President Malam Bacai Sanha dead in Paris

Sanha had traveled to France for medical treatment in late November. Before that he had received intensive care treatment at a hospital in Senegal.
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