Barely 1 month after a military coup occured in Mali, which removed President Toure from power, another military coup has happened again in West Africa. Malam Bacia Sanhan, the president of Guinea Bissua, as well as his Prime Minister has been removed from power.
The soldier who carried out the coup, said the reason for their action was to protect their country from what they called “foreign military forces” — which could be a reference to a small Angolan Army in the country.
Guinea Bissau, one of the poorest countries in the world, has been unstable in recent times, partly due to the increasing growth in drug route from Latin America to Europe. If sanctions are to placed on the country, they could be face a much greater economic crisis, compared to that of Mali.
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