Coup attempt rocks Guinea-Bissau
Residents walk past parliament in Bissau last month. Military forces are in the streets of the capital Friday.
April 13th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Coup attempt rocks Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's military has arrested acting President Raimundo Pereira and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes during an apparent coup, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who is the current president of the U.N. Security Council.

Rice said that the men's whereabouts are not clear and that the council has "condemned the military action and urged the immediate restoration of civilian authority."

A statement put out by the group behind the coup bid, calling itself the Military Command, said the revolt was in response to a "secret deal" between the governments of Guinea-Bissau and Angola.

This "deal" was drawn up by the Guinea-Bissau government to allow Angolan troops in the country and mandates "Angola to attack Guinea-Bissau's military," a communique from the group said.

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  1. breakingewes says

    Ven Vernanke says monetary policy had nothing to do with housing bubble.
    He just knows Alad Greedslab ain't in the best health. He doesn't want Alad to feel bad.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gosh


    April 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right wing Insanity"

    My body odor was used as a "secret weapon" during the coup.

    April 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Z

      Jerk. Grow up.

      April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lucy

    No mention on here of the prez making nearly $800000 last year. He paid in taxes and his secretary made $100000 and paid %. He is so adamant about the rich paying their fair share but he doesn't follow his own B.S. no surprise that CNN doesnt do a story on this.

    April 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • 8

      Probably not, as this is a thread about the "Coup attempt rocks Guinea-Bissau"

      April 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Go to the Political Ticker site. There you will find the story, plus what it really says. I can see you're another of those "I heard a story and will repeat it without checking the facts first" types.

      April 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Game James

      He paid 20%. Been on CNN at least twice today.

      April 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lmao ty big game james! Betcha he dont listen tho, hater that he is!

    April 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    oops meant she not he.

    April 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Uh oh....
    I just pooped in my Depends diaper.....again.

    April 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael

    Why would a nations leaders want another nations military to enter their lands? When they stand to make millioms in bribes by secretly selling mineral rights to foreign firms against their nation best interest. MPRI out of Ruxton Virgina@ Part of a very powerfull and well State Dept. funded group of millitary cotractors that our regular military caljs@ The Army of Virginia@ was the trainer of the Forces nfw entering Guinea Bissau, The Angolan Rapid Intervention Forces. MPRI is owned by a wellknon US financial, LEHMAN BROTHERS that along with certain Israelis with ties to Canadian mining interest that all have very large investments mainly in S. Central African nations Rare Earth Elements. This is not some Big Bad Bank rogue play but what is just what is once more a planned out geopolitical move into Central Africas and maybe worlds richest and largest sourced mineral wealth. None of the euro/centric nations economys can survive

    April 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

    No euro/centric nations high tech and scietific or military and telecommunicatins can continue to grow without access and control of minerals and secure routes to them. US MILITARY DESPERATELY NEEDS THEM for all planned future weapon systems.A large proportion of all Central African violence stems from Euro/Centric funding one group or State against another while virtualy stealing those minerals. Europes cell phone and telecomnunications indurtry was bvilt largely on those stolen minerals. US/Brit/Israel/ France and Belgium all have very Bloody hands. Now US has Chair of UN Security Council watch for Humanitarian Interventioms.Guinea Bissau mineals are deep within its lands, but very close to Ugaudas transportation routes. Lots of changes planned for Central African leaders that all they can do is bow down to its old colonial exploiters and be sweet to its newest one, the US. a nation that once enslaved their Ancestors.

    April 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |