Tuesday, 24th May 2022
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Guinea-Bissau: Are drug cartels behind the attempted coup?

It is still unclear who is behind the attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau. President Embalo claims that the coup plotters wanted to end his fight against drug trafficking. But what about the role of the political elite?


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