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Guinea Bissau News
Amnesty International has spoken of “increasing repression" amid last Thursday's military coup in Guinea Bissau.In a statement, Amnesty said “growing restrictions on protesters, the media and freedom of movement are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea Bissau.”
The stage is set for ECOWAS encounter with another military junta, as a delegation from the sub-regional bloc arrives in Guinea Bissau on Monday, after the new military junta on Sunday announced the formation of a National Transitional Council (NTC).
Amid the precarious situation in Guinea Bissau, UN Secrtary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned the military coup in the West African country and demanded immediate return to constitutional order.
Five of Guinea Bissau’s nine presidential candidates are claiming there was fraud in last Sunday’s election, with the official results expected to be announced on Thursday.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lauded the conduct of Sunday's presidential election in Guinea Bissau, noting there were 'no major incidents to render the voting process irregular'.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the government, political parties, civil society and all citizens in Guinea Bissau to ensure that the poll takes place in a peaceful, orderly and transparent manner on Sunday.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
The UN Special Representative to Guinea Bissau Josef Mutaboba has said it would be very difficult for that country to organize an anticipated presidential election in two months, after the death of the Président Malam Bacai Sanha.
Guinea Bissau’s President Malan Bacai Sahna is dead.He was 64.
His death comes after a protracted illness.
The African Union Commission chairperson, Jean Ping, has urged Bissau Guineans to stop the culture of violence and embrace dialogue to resolve the country’s political problems.