Friday, June 05, 2009

Guinea-Bissau army kills senior pols

The army in Guinea-Bissau has reportedly killed the minister of territorial administration (who was a candidate the June 28 presidential election) as well as a former defense minister, in a move described by the military as putting down a coup attempt. South Africa's Daily Mail and Guardian adds that local radio is also reporting that a former prime minister was also killed in the operation.

In March, the longtime-head of state was assassinated, apparently in revenge for the murder of the army chief.

Guinea-Bissau is considered Africa's first narco-state, which is a major cause of the country's dysfunction and instability.



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