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Guinea-Bissau: Transition after the Coup

22 August 2012: On 12 April 2012 a military uprising ousted former prime minister Carlos Gomes Júnior just as he was about to compete in a run-off presidential election that he was poised to win.

Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Senior Communications Officer for the International Crisis Group, and Vincent Foucher, Crisis Group West Africa Senior Analyst, were in Bissau to examine the current situation in the country, the reasons for the overthrow and the priorities of the new transitional government. They met with policy makers and civil society representatives. In this video you can see a few of the interviews.

 
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Report

Beyond Turf Wars: Managing the Post-Coup Transition in Guinea-Bissau

Africa Report N°190

17 Aug 2012: Beyond Turf Wars: Managing the Post-Coup Transition in Guinea-Bissau, urges the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), notably Angola and Portugal who are driving its policy, to set aside differences and work with the transitional authorities to define a mandate for the ECOWAS mission in Bissau and then seek UN Security Council approval of it.

Photos

Flag of Guinea-Bissau

View photos from Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Senior Communications Officer, on her trip to Guinea-Bissau to examine the current situation in the country, the reasons for the overthrow and the priorities of the new transitional government. View photos from her trip on flickr.

Podcast

Guinea Bissau Podcast

In this podcast Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Senior Communications Officer, and Vincent Foucher, West Africa Senior Analyst, discuss the reasons for the overthrow and the priorities of the new transitional government in Guinea-Bissau. Listen to the podcast.