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Vol 63 No 4

Published 17th February 2022

Guinea Bissau

Who was behind the failed power grab?

The President of Africa's pre-eminent narco-state says he was targeted by drug gangs, but his own record is patchy

The President of Guinea Bissau's claims about a failed putsch against him leave many questions unanswered. Around lunchtime on 1 February a group of armed men clad in sweatshirts shot their way into the Palácio do Governo, the home of the government. Inside, a special cabinet meeting was in session, headed by President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló and his Prime Minister Nuno Nabiam.

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