Guinea-Bissau‘s prime minister Gomes Junior imprisoned in military coup

Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior who has been imprisoned (photo:dpa)
Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior who has been imprisoned (photo:dpa)

The danger of Guinea-Bissau becoming a failed state is now close to political reality as armed forces attacked the home of Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior on Thursday, April 12, and took him prisoner. They stormed the national radio station, government ministries and attacked the homes of government ministers and supporters in one of the world’s poorest countries. There have been eight attempted coups since 2008.

TROOPS armed with mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers attacked the home of Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister, Carlos Gomes Junior on Thursday night, April 12, 2012, and took him prisoner.

The military coup, led by Guinea-B...

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