Guinea-Bissau’s president has issued a decree dissolving parliament after saying that he had survived an attempted coup last week.
Heavy battles raged in the early hours of Friday in the capital Bissau between members of the National Guard, which is linked to the interior ministry, and the presidential guard.
At least two people died in the clashes.
President Umaro Sissoco Embalo was at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai at the time, and returned home on Saturday. On Monday, he dissolved parliament, saying STATE INSTITUTIONS could no longer
function normally owing to “complicity” between the National Guard and “certain political interests.”