Guinea-Bissau: Government critics under increasing pressure
27 February 2022 | 10:42 am
After what authorities said was a coup by drug dealers aiming to kill President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, a new spate of violence against critics of the government is compunding the feeling of insecurity in Guinea-Bissau.
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