Guinea-Bissau coup attempt: President says situation ‘under control’
02 February 2022 | 9:46 am
Guinea-Bissau's president says the situation is back under control after an attempted coup in the country. Earlier in the day, gunfire was heard at the presidential palace. Also, South Africa is coming out of its fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with schools set to reopen. And we hear from the first woman referee at the Africa Cup of Nations. Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga says she is honoured, excited and wants to encourage more women and girls to do the same.
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