Tag Archives: ecowas

Guinea: military leaders rejected ECOWAS transition warning

Guinea: military leaders rejected ECOWAS transition warning

Guinean military leaders rejected a warning issued to them by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore civilian rule within two years. ECOWAS rejected the junta’s proposed three-year transition and said it was maintaining economic sanctions against Guinea unless it accelerated its proposed three-year transition to democracy. …

Read More »

Guinea-Bissau: “failed coup could be linked to drug trade” – President Embalo

Guinea-Bissau: "failed coup could be linked to drug trade" - President Embalo

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survived an attempted coup on Tuesday but said many members of the security forces had been killed repelling an attack on democracy that may have been linked to drug trafficking. Earlier, heavy gunfire rang out near a government compound where Embalo had been chairing a …

Read More »