Voters went to the polls Sunday in Guinea-Bissau, where two former heads of state are in a run-off election for president of the coup-ridden West African nation which has become a haven for drug runners.
Elections in Guinea-Bissau to replace former President Joao Bernardo Vieira, who was assassinated in March, are to go to a second round after Sunday's vote failed to produce a winner, according to the country’s electoral commission.
Months after soldiers killed former President Joao Bernardo Vieira, Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls Sunday to elect a replacement amid widespread hopes for stability in the poor, coup-wracked African nation.
Five men were shot dead, including government minister and candidate for the country's June 28 presidential election Baciro Daba and former prime minister Faustino Fudut Imbali. The government denounces a foiled coup bid.
Guinea-Bissau laid to rest its long-time president, Nino Vieira, who was tortured to death on March 2. FRANCE 24’s François Picard found the funeral to be an understated affair for someone so long in the limelight.
A week after he was killed in a bomb blast, Guinea-Bissau's former army chief General Batista Tagme Na Waie was given a state funeral on Sunday. His death led to subsequent turmoil which saw the former president assassinated on March 2.
Guinea-Bissau's state prosecutor has been appointed to head an investigation into the murder of the country's president, while the military is busy searching for who may have betrayed their chief of staff.
After the assassination of his predecessor on Monday, Guinea Bissau’s interim president, Raimundo Pereira (pictured), must maintain order and plan new elections in one of Africa’s least stable nations. FRANCE 24 reports from Bissau.
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Raimundo Pereira, Guinea-Bissau's interim president, will organise new elections within two months following the assassination of his predecessor, Joao Bernardo Vieira, who was killed by army soldiers on Monday.