Guinea-Bissau’s president has revealed that HEAVY GUNFIRE which broke out in the capital on Friday was an attempted coup. He had been out of the country at the time, attending the UN’s COP28 climate conference in Dubai.
Speaking at the weekend, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló promised “serious consequences” for the perpetrators. This is the second foiled coup against his leadership in under two years.
The unrest began late on Thursday evening into Friday mid-morning. A man described as the leader of a group of soldiers who tried to free a detained minister and a senior state official in Guinea-Bissau has been caught, according to the country’s military.