Guinea-Bissau: Plot to neutralise former prime minister revealed

Former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior is a target (photo:dpa)
Former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior is a target (photo:dpa)

Fears of a plot to neutralise and incriminate Guinea-Bissau's former Prime MInister Carlos Gomes Junior have emerged as the country struggles to reassert democratic rule. The transitional government, installed by the army after a military coup in April 2012, has been condemned by many international organisations. Now the United Nations Security Council is calling for talks involving international partners to find a solution.

FEARS of political assassination have emerged as the social and economic situation in Guinea-Bissau deteriorates.

The military-backed government, put in place after the April 2012 coup, is resisting international pressure to rest...

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