Link: President Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea-Bissau 'assassinated by army' [Times Online]

Link:  Guinea-Bissau president assassinated by military: official [AFP]

"The country will start up now. This man had blocked any momentum in this small country," Induta said.- AFP

I don't like the sound of that at all. It sounds like the country is heading straight back to military rule after their democratically elected president has been assassinated.

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Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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  1. No, on the contrary, the death of Nino Vieira is indeed a good chance for Guinea Bissau to get a new chance.

    Nino was elected, but because of the fact that he dominated the place. The military did not depose the government, that means a lot.

    Not that I agree with assassinating people, but the fact is that he was a spoiler.

    It's very hard for Guinea Bissau to get much worse than it is already, given the appalling poverty in which its people live. I don't think there'll be a civil war, in fact this death will rather prevent a civil war.

  2. Oh, thank you Sarah. I didn't know much about this to begin with but I can see I need to read up on it!

  3. Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world. Currently, it is being used as a safe haven for colombian drug cartels who used it as a basis in Africa for their traffic activities.


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