Guinea-Bissau president says he is fine after coup attempt


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Tiros foram ouvidos na região do palácio do governo, onde presidente e primeiro-ministro participavam de reunião

Shots were heard in the area of ​​the government palace, where the president and prime minister were attending a meeting| Photo: EFE/EPA/ANTONIO AMARAL

Shootings heard in the region of the government palace of Guinea-Bissau, in the capital Bissau, generated fears this Tuesday (1st) of a possible coup d’état in the country located on the west coast of Africa, just a few days after the military deposed the president of Burkina Faso.

According to the newspaper O Democrata, the palace, where a meeting was taking place with the presence of President Umaro Sissoco Embalo and Prime Minister Nuno Nabiam, was surrounded by soldiers. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) issued a statement requesting peace and respect for the institutional order in the country.

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