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African Union to send Election Observors to Guinea Bissau

The African Union has announced that it will be sending election observers to Guinea Bissau in view of the Parliamentary and Presidential elections scheduled for March 16th this year. The mission will arrive in the country this Monday February 10th and will conclude its work on 30th March. The army led by General Antonio Ndjai carried out a coup in April 2012 as the country was preparing for a second round of the presidential election. The Prime-Minister was arrested and the constitution was suspended. Since then the country has been suspended by the African Union and targeted sanctions have be imposed against the coup leaders. Guinea Bissau became independent from Portugal in 1974, but since then it has suffered four coup d’états .


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