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2012 in Guinea-Bissau


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The following lists events that happened during 2012 in Guinea-Bissau.




  • January 9 - President Malam Bacai Sanhá dies at the age of 64 while undergoing treatment for an unknown ailment in Paris.[1]


  • March 18 - Voters in Guinea-Bissau go to the polls for a presidential election following the death of President Malam Bacai Sanhá in January.[2]


  • April 13 - The Economic Community of West African States condemns an apparent coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau.[3]
  • April 16 - Military leaders and a group of political parties in Guinea-Bissau announce the formation of a Transitional National Council after the recent coup; the acting president and prime minister remain in detention.[4]
  • April 17 - Guinea-Bissau is suspended from the African Union one week after a coup d'état.[5]
  • April 20 - The Economic Community of West African States condemns the election plan of the military junta which seized power in Guinea-Bissau.[6]


  • October 21 - A firefight in Guinea-Bissau kills six people.[7]


  1. ^ "Guinea-Bissau leader Malam Bacai Sanha dies in Paris". 9 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes counted in Guinea-Bissau presidential election". 18 March 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Concern over Guinea-Bissau 'coup'". 13 April 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Guinea-Bissau military leaders, political parties announce transitional council". 16 April 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Guinea-Bissau suspended from African Union". 17 April 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Guinea-Bissau refuses to bow to pressure". 20 April 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Six killed in Guinea-Bissau gunbattle - sources". 22 October 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
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