Guinea-Bissau president arrested in coup

2012-04-13 15:29

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's interim President Raimundo Pereira was arrested by troops during an apparent coup bid in the troubled west African state, one of his bodyguards said on Friday.

"He was arrested at his residence on Thursday evening by a group of soldiers... and taken to an unknown destination," the bodyguard said.

Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior was also arrested after his residence came under attack on Thursday night, his wife said earlier.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-13 17:32

    Maybe the AU should have a permanent "CRISIS TEAM" on 'stand by' to attend to the seemingly endless coups. And than have a AU rule, not more than one coup at a time !!!!

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