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Guinea Bissau

Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló

Date of Birth: 3 September 1972
Place of Birth: Bissau, Guinea Bissau

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Two hands on the levers of power

Pereira's political nemesis President Umaro Sissoco Embaló emerged from a dissident wing of the PAIGC in 2016 which went on to create Movimento para a Alternância Democrática – Grupo 15 (MADEM – G15) out of nostalgia for the old days of semi-Soviet style state control of the economy with concomitant favouritism corruption and closeness to the military (AC Vol 59 No 7 Vaz defies sanctions & AC Vol 60 No 6)...

West Africa’s juntas look east

The bloc's current chair Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló met Traoré on 11 January and pleaded for the military arrangement with France to remain describing Paris as a partner that 'can be very useful in intelligence and in this fight against jihadism'...


Who was behind the failed power grab?

Inside a special cabinet meeting was in session headed by President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló and his Prime Minister Nuno Nabiam (AC Vol 63 No 2 Oil-sharing deal fires up row)...

Oil-sharing deal fires up row

Earlier Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Senegal's Macky Sall had discreetly signed the revenue-sharing agreement for the zone established in 1993...

Junta opens transition talks

Ecowas has also been made aware of the inconsistencies of its own position not least by the presidents of two smaller Ecowas member states Liberia's George Weah and Guinea-Bissau's Úmaro Sissoco Embaló (to whom Condé was implacably hostile) have said that coups should be no surprise when presidents do not respect their own constitutions...

Sall roots out rebels

Similarly Úmaro Sissoco Embaló's election in Guinea Bissau meant that the close if volatile relationship between the MFDC and that country's long-ruling party was at an end (AC Vol 61 No 5 They're back)...

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