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Umaro Sissoco Embalo the president of Guinea-Bissau has appointed two new officials to protect his security, following the spate of coups d’etat in the region.
The private security started their job on Monday, September 4.
The security appointments were made shortly after coups in Niger and Gabon, both carried out by the security officials of the government.
Guinea-Bissau has suffered four military coups since independence in 1974, most recently in 2012.
“It’s true that coups d’état carried out by presidential security officers have become fashionable,” the president told reporters on Monday, while assuring that “any suspicious movement will be met with an appropriate response”.
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