Citing corruption and other issues among deputies, Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved the country's parliament with elections set for the end of the year.
Opposition parties and constitutional experts have slammed President Umaro Sissoco Embalo's decision to dissolve parliament. The move has heightened fears in the coup-prone West African nation.
Domingos Simoes Pereira, opposition leader in Guinea-Bissau, speaks to DW
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?
Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has said an attempted coup on Tuesday may have been linked to drug trafficking. Lucy Fielder has more. Guinea Bissau's president has said an attempted coup on Tuesday may have been linked to drug trafficking.
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.
31 Dec 2021
The president of Guinea-Bissau has negotiated an oil deal with his counterpart from Senegal, without parliamentary approval. Umaro Sissoco Embalo is now facing a ministerial uprising supported by civil society.
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29 Apr 2020
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5 Mar 2020
Two months after Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff, projected winner Umaro Sissoco Embalo claimed victory and immediately installed a new cabinet. The largest party in parliament called it a coup.
4 Jan 2020
Former Guinea-Bissau PM Embalo wins the presidency; but can he deliver change?
1 Dec 2019
Voters had been hoping the presidential elections would end years of political chaos. But the day ended with scuffles and accusations of cheating.
22 Nov 2019
Guinea-Bissau gears up for election after weeks of political turmoil