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Little message from Guinea-Bissau after the unrest: we stay

(B2)After the double assassination of the Chief of Staff and the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the small civilian ESDP security reform assistance mission (EU SSR) remains on site. According to its officials, “the situation is tense but tenable. And there is no need for the moment to evacuate the members of the mission. There is risk of a failed state
(failed State). But we are not facing a new coup d'etat.
insists my interlocutor.

«The constitutional order is and has been respected. What is needed now is to continue commitments in the region. It is possible to continue the mission.”


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).