After the recent coups d’état in the Republic of Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso, another West African country saw its president escape yesterday Tuesday, February 01, 2022, to an attempt to push, Guinea Bissau.
Umaro Sissoco Embalo, the President of Guinea-Bissau, a former general who arrived in 2020, escaped a coup attempt on Tuesday. For several hours, in the afternoon, shots were heard outside the presidential palace.
President Embalo, Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam, the members of the government and the chiefs of the army had met for an extraordinary council of ministers in the government palace when they were surprised by men in arms with motives still unknown. But for President Emballo, “it can be the fact of those who are against the decisions I have made, especially in the fight against drug trafficking and corruption».
Guinea-Bissau, with a population of about two million, borders Senegal and Guinea. He has known four putschs since his independence from Portugal in 1974.