Guinea-Bissau’s President Vaz Sacks His Government

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz (Courtesy Photo)
Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz (Courtesy Photo)
Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz (Courtesy Photo)

(BBC) – Guinea-Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following a rift with Prime Minister Domingos Pereira.

The two men are said to have disagreed on a number of issues including the use of aid money and the return to Guinea-Bissau of a former army chief of staff.

The West African state returned to civilian rule in June last year.

With a history of coups, no elected leader has served a full term since independence from Portugal in 1974.

Many senior military officers have also been accused of turning the country into a narco-state as it a major hub for cocaine smuggled from Latin America to Europe.

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