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A series of coups and their attempts in Africa: Guinea-Bissau is next

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Shots were fired in the capital of Guinea-Bissau, Bissau. The shooting continued for at least five hours. As it became known later, a group of servicemen mutinied and surrounded the building of the government residence. The rebels captured President Umaro Sissoku Embalo and Prime Minister Nuno Nabian. However, unlike in Burkina Faso, in Guinea-Bissau the rebels were not lucky. Military units loyal to the government arrived to help the president.


For more than five hours, skirmishes between rebels and government troops continued. In the end, the military, who remained loyal to the head of state, managed to recapture Embalo from the rebels. The President and the Prime Minister were transported to the presidential palace under heavy guard.

Umaro Sissoko Embalo called the events an attack on democracy in the West African country. Later, the President of Guinea-Bissau said that the attempted rebellion could have been inspired by people associated with drug trafficking. By the way, Embalo is a former military man himself, a retired brigadier general of the Guinean army, which led to his support from part of the government troops.

Guinea-Bissau is a problematic country. One of the poorest states even by African standards, Guinea-Bissau has experienced many military coups in the forty-odd years of its political independence. But not a single regime has been able to improve the economic situation of the country, to make people's lives more well-fed and safer. Probably, the Guineans are already accustomed to constant military coups, so the shooting at the residence of Umaro Sissoko Embalo is unlikely to surprise them much.

Another question is, who could need a military coup in this country and why did it take place immediately after the coup in Burkina Faso? Firstly, the Guinean rebels could simply be inspired by the example of a neighboring country and consider that since the military of Burkina Faso managed to seize power, then the worse the Guineans. Secondly, both Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso share many similar economic and social problems.

With very high poverty, these countries have a very high birth rate by world standards. The population of West Africa is growing, getting younger, but there are no guarantees of well-being in life. Someone leaves for Europe, but most remain in their native countries, where a more or less well-fed life is guaranteed either by military service, or by crime, and more recently by terrorist groups that are actively developing West Africa.

It is clear that it was easier for President Embalo to blame the drug dealers for what happened (and this problem is really very acute in Guinea-Bissau, since the country is a transit point for the Latin American drug mafia) than to admit that there are many social problems and mistakes in the work of their own government. But the fact remains that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the West to control the situation in the former colonies in Africa. The governments with which the West is trying to engage in dialogue are engulfed in corruption, govern extremely inefficiently, and this causes great discontent among the population, which, in turn, is successfully exploited by the ambitious military.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 2 February 2022 10: 46
    +2
    Hot, and even burning continent ... what else can be said.
    1. den3080
      den3080 2 February 2022 10: 56
      +5
      I remember one ... mmm ... student from Guinea-Bissau
      His name was Mamadou. It was such a nice one. Gouging.
      Although I learned to speak Russian very quickly. Mat :)
      We teased him: Hey Mamadou. Here our country is called the USSR. Here you can see it on the map.
      Where is yours?
      He turned pale :) and answered: Why do you say so ... uh ...
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 2 February 2022 11: 20
        +3
        Although I learned to speak Russian very quickly. Mat :)


        Yes, most of them are mastered by matyugi in the first place, and it was African blacks who differed in this. laughing
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 2 February 2022 13: 02
          +1
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Yes, most of them are mastered by matyugi in the first place, and it was African blacks who differed in this.

          No, the Negro puts one fist on his belly, "and with the second fist he knocks on the first and pronounces the first words -" Hey, Sanya, chop-chop!
        2. Alexander Salenko
          Alexander Salenko 2 February 2022 14: 17
          +1
          And not only, Indians have been studying with us since Soviet times. the same.
        3. Tank jacket
          Tank jacket 3 February 2022 04: 03
          0
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Although I learned to speak Russian very quickly. Mat :)


          Yes, most of them are mastered by matyugi in the first place, and it was African blacks who differed in this. laughing

          I am very interested, will the Russian language become compulsory for studying in schools / universities in Guinea-Bissau, following the example of the Central African Republic?
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 2 February 2022 13: 32
        -1
        They also learned from us. For the most part, he's very pretty. But the students from Chad were ugly guys.
        1. Charik
          Charik 3 February 2022 12: 30
          -1
          Chivo? What are you talking about? Everything okay?
    2. Barberry25
      Barberry25 2 February 2022 11: 09
      -1
      and also very fat, in fact a bunch of ownerless resources
  2. sergo1914
    sergo1914 2 February 2022 10: 51
    -3
    Black lives matter!!!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 February 2022 10: 59
    0
    Africa activated, events one after another. Either the French are politely (for now) being driven out of Mali, then the coup attempts are one after another.
    It is becoming increasingly difficult for the West to control the situation in the former colonies in Africa
    And that's fine.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 2 February 2022 11: 03
      -4
      Takes an example from Ukraine.
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 February 2022 11: 02
    +10
    Umaro Sissoko Embalo called the events an attack on democracy in the West African country.

    I am most touched by the words about "democracy" in some countries of the white continent (neighbors), but democracy and Africa are just as incompatible as tar and honey. While the USSR helped the RSL, it was something decent, because how many we learned in our educational institutions, but Africa will always remain Africa. I remember my conversation with one cadet from Bissau, when my ref mechanic says to him "Well, you study your specialty, you will become a normal ref." and he answered him, “I study in the USSR, I have a social orientation, and I am a member of the ruling party. So I look at your political officer, he does nothing for the entire six months of the flight, and I will also be a political officer, I will have three houses, three wife, three cars, three telephones, I will sit on bows and do nothing, it’s you who don’t understand the ref, but I understand everything. That's about the kind of democracy they have, or rather the concept. Gathered kodley, threw off the rulers, lucky they themselves began to rule, no luck, well, call the lads.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 February 2022 13: 06
      +1
      Quote: tihonmarine
      So I look at your political officer, he does nothing for the entire six months of the flight, and I will also be a political officer, I will have three houses, three wives, three cars, three telephones, I will sit on bows and do nothing, it's you you don't understand the ref, but I understand everything ...

      If only Africans thought like that, now it is a global trend: "I don't want to work, but I want a lot of money"...
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 February 2022 13: 14
        +1
        Quote: Doccor18
        If only Africans thought like that, now it is a global trend: "I don't want to work, but I want a lot of money" ..

        I always say - "you can not have contacts with such people, they do not lead to anything good."
      2. Alexander Salenko
        Alexander Salenko 2 February 2022 14: 20
        -1
        There are three parts

        I don't think blacks can work in this.
      3. Snail N9
        Snail N9 6 February 2022 09: 13
        0
        Probably this trend did not appear out of nowhere, but from the fact that one work at least for 24 hours and you won’t earn anything, because the other wants to lie in a sun lounger on Miami or on the Cote d’Azur lazily drinking martinis for your work. Labor has ceased to be paid, only the "ability" to "make" money is paid well - namely, "to make", and not to earn.
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 6 February 2022 12: 18
          0
          Quote: Snail N9
          Perhaps this trend did not appear by chance ...

          Nothing comes out of nowhere.
          Of course, beggarly wages do not contribute to diligence and patience, self-improvement and self-confidence. But this is capitalism, where 5% have everything, and the rest "did not fit into the market." Also, all kinds of media constantly add fuel to the fire, with their propaganda of a beautiful and carefree life. But the reality is completely different, and "helik with a mansion" almost does not shine for anyone, but, for some time now, almost everyone wants them ...
  5. Dart2027
    Dart2027 2 February 2022 11: 04
    +4
    Guinea-Bissau has experienced many military coups in the forty-odd years of its political independence.

    That's interesting, but at least one country with a Negro population began to live well?
    1. BABAY22
      BABAY22 2 February 2022 12: 22
      +18
      No, but there is a country on the southernmost tip, where everything was fine, then the Negroes came to power and kirdyk came to her.
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 2 February 2022 12: 54
        0
        Quote: BABAY22
        then blacks came to power and kirdyk came to her

        Why were they brought to power?
      2. Doccor18
        Doccor18 2 February 2022 13: 10
        +3
        Quote: BABAY22
        No, but there is a country on the southernmost tip where everything was fine...

        Everything was "good" there only because the whites ruled. But even this concept of "good" did not really fit with apartheid in South Africa. Then the whites fled, it got even worse ...
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 2 February 2022 13: 18
      +1
      Quote: Dart2027
      That's interesting, but at least one country with a Negro population began to live well?

      When Apartheid was in South Africa, they didn’t die of hunger, well, Kenya doesn’t die of hunger either, and this is already very good. And when you work there, it's hard to watch for the first five years, and then you get used to it.
    3. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 2 February 2022 13: 37
      +2
      Judging by GDP per capita, Gabon, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, and several other countries seem to be doing relatively well. Mostly with a not very large population and with large natural resources and tourism potential. On the other hand, one must look at how national wealth is distributed among the population.
    4. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 2 February 2022 14: 26
      0
      You probably have ancestors of peasant origin, or your wife there, for example, if any, mother-in-law and so on. Well, tell me why the Russian peasants lived frankly shitty for centuries?
      Africa has been milked for centuries, where can a developed society come from, but if these people are educated, they can give quite normal results, I hope you are not a racist? Above I gave an example in the form of a video with Kostya Anisimov, I recommend watching it.
      Even the mentality that is often cited is the result of economic development, or underdevelopment. But for example, the same Negroes in the USA in the 19th century, when they worked in the cotton harvest, there were not enough Negroes themselves in the suffering and the slave owners hired the free white population. So, the whites' output was two times less than that of the blacks.
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 2 February 2022 15: 31
        +2
        Quote: Valentina Salenko
        Well, tell me why Russian peasants have lived frankly shitty for centuries?

        English, French, German, Spanish, etc. peasants lived no better ... And also for centuries.
        Quote: Valentina Salenko
        So, the whites' output was two times less than that of the blacks.

        Most athletes are black, and for a black slave they gave many times more than for a white slave, because they are much more enduring. Physiology-s.
        Quote: Valentina Salenko
        but if these people are educated, they can give quite normal results

        Something is imperceptible.
        1. nnm
          nnm 3 February 2022 07: 47
          -2
          Colleague, I do not agree:
          1. At a minimum, by the end of the 19th century, in fact, they were no longer on the rights of slaves, like our ancestors with you, in many cases, even Stolypin could not destroy the communal way of life.
          2. Depends on the sport. The same commercials about the Maasai say that they have been running huge distances since childhood, as well as Kenyans, for example. And have you seen a lot of blacks in gymnastics, swimming? But these are also physically demanding sports. So, the question is not only and not so much physiology.
          3. This is not noticeable only because of the difference in available education. But are they telling you correctly that, before the revolution, many of the peasants became scientists and engineers? No. And as soon as education became universal and accessible in the USSR, the situation changed.

          Yes, societies are at different stages of their development, but talking about some kind of physiological dominance / backwardness in the 21st century is simply ridiculous.
          1. Dart2027
            Dart2027 3 February 2022 10: 31
            -1
            Quote: nnm
            At a minimum, by the end of the 19th century, in fact, they were no longer on the rights of slaves
            So blacks in Africa were not slaves. And the peasants under Stolypin too.
            Quote: nnm
            Depends on the sport
            Depends. But in this example, they have an advantage.
            Quote: nnm
            This is not noticeable only because of the difference in available education.
            Here is the example of South Africa. When whites were removed from power, everything began to fall apart.
            Quote: nnm
            Yes, societies are at different stages of their development, but talking about some kind of physiological dominance / backwardness in the 21st century is simply ridiculous.

            When I spoke about physiology, I had in mind exactly it, in relation to imerro to physical capabilities.
            1. nnm
              nnm 3 February 2022 11: 21
              -1
              1.Come on?! And there were no state serfs, those who were driven to factories, and there were no redemption payments for land (and they were already collected 8 times more than the cadastral value)? What slavery was. No, not legal, but factual. Yes, the landowner could not sell the serf, but to sell the land, together with him, it is easy to lose this land in cards! If this is not slavery, then I don’t know what to consider slavery. Or do you think why, one of the first decrees of the Soviet government was the decree on land?
              2. Yes, they do not have any physiological advantage, there is a circumstance due to the condition of life. Stop sending your children by taxi to dance clubs, and let them run 10-20 km to the neighboring school every day and back, take away their motivation that you can succeed in your country by becoming a famous athlete and get the same runners as the Kenyans.
              3. And what about South Africa? The fact that under apartheid the Negroes were the labor force, only a narrow stratum of them received education, and after the departure of the whites, a poorly educated population came to power in the country. The knife is not a problem of blacks, but a problem of the colonial system of government of the aborigines.
              4. See p2
              1. Dart2027
                Dart2027 3 February 2022 11: 33
                -1
                Quote: nnm
                No, not legal, but factual
                Any state is actual slavery. Though RI, even the USSR.
                Quote: nnm
                Yes, the landowner could not sell the serf, but to sell the land, together with him, it is easy to lose this land in cards!
                After the abolition of serfdom?
                Quote: nnm
                Stop sending your children by taxi to dance clubs, and let them run
                You can talk as much as you like about the fact that everyone is equal, but in fact it is blacks who dominate in some sports. Fact is fact. Moreover, this is not one or two unique ones, namely the majority of elite athletes. But with the development of their states, things are completely different for them - also a fact.
                1. nnm
                  nnm 3 February 2022 12: 23
                  -1
                  1. I don’t remember that in the USSR people could sell each other.
                  2. Yes, and after its cancellation as well. Because, like a decree is a decree, but there are a million by-laws. Just for example. According to the memoirs of a German doctor who worked in Russia, when examined by medical commissions of peasants called up for mobilization during the First World War, almost 2/3 of them had traces of flogging on their backs. And let me remind you, it was already 20!!! century .
                  3. It's like saying that since Caucasians have dominated chess for at least a hundred years, they are physiologically smarter. Well, crap. This is just a consequence of the standard of living and education.
                  1. Dart2027
                    Dart2027 3 February 2022 13: 44
                    -1
                    Quote: nnm
                    so that in the USSR people could sell each other.
                    After the abolition of the CP in the Republic of Ingushetia, they could not either.
                    Quote: nnm
                    when examined by medical commissions of peasants called up for mobilization during the First World War, almost 2/3 of them had traces of flogging on their backs
                    Flogging was used as a punishment for various minor offenses. I read such an episode in Kuropatkin's memoirs - one peasant stole something on his estate, was caught and his father begged on his knees to have his son flogged, and not put in jail.
                    Quote: nnm
                    Well, crap. This is only a consequence of the standard of living and education.
                    Once again, many sports are dominated by representatives of the Negroid race, and not only those who grew up in some Zimbabwe, but people from the quite developed USA, England, France, etc., who were born there, grew up, studied, etc. . Moreover, these countries are full of poor whites. It is a fact. The rest is theory.
      2. Snail N9
        Snail N9 6 February 2022 09: 17
        -1
        The best African country is Namibia. And it thrives because it managed to organize the sale of its natural resources in a civilized way - to the country's budget, which it spends on development, and not into the pockets of individuals, as in other places, including in the Russian Federation.
  6. Joker62
    Joker62 2 February 2022 11: 12
    -3
    And the "ears" are growing from somewhere .... what I think from a large puddle and Foggy Albinos .... what
    And you can expect anything from them... wassat
  7. LAlexAlex
    LAlexAlex 2 February 2022 11: 13
    +1
    According to anyone who controls drug trafficking, he is in Guinea-Bissau and vice versa, in addition, only fishing and agriculture bring income, otherwise the power cannot be retained, so the rebels rather wanted to become drug dealers.
  8. evgen1221
    evgen1221 2 February 2022 13: 05
    +3
    IMHO, in Africa, the West controls extremely effectively. Resources are dug up and exported at a Stakhanovite pace, just as they pay for the luxurious life of local kings. Everything is ok here. About the birth rate is directly proportional to the lack of affordable medicine and low wages. The more will give birth, the more will survive, the more will survive, the more hands with a salary for two bananas. It’s bad for everyone, except for the aboriginal slaves. And before the coups, many people want to live so luxuriously, and weapons are dofiga-beauty!
    1. nnm
      nnm 3 February 2022 07: 55
      -1
      Here's just one problem - Europe's population is declining, while Africa's is growing. At some point, Europe will need a labor force and then people will come to your home who hate you and at the same time multiply at a breakneck pace.
  9. Alexander Salenko
    Alexander Salenko 2 February 2022 15: 37
    -2
    [quote=Dart2027][quote=Valentina Salenko]English, French, German, Spanish, etc. peasants lived no better ... And also for centuries.
    [/ Quote]
    In the 19th century? The Lord is joking with you like that, but these are the problems of their peasantry, and my question is simple: Are you a racist?
    [quote] Most athletes are black, and they gave many times more for a black slave than for a white slave, because they are much more enduring. Physiology-s. [/ Quote]
    It’s like that, it’s just that many blacks cannot find themselves in other areas, these are blacks of both Americas, right? So they have to go into bandits, hang around, or go into athletes For endurance, I understand if these are African blacks, where does the endurance of American blacks, who lived in obscene conditions, come from?
    [quote] Something imperceptible. [/ quote]
    Pushkin's great-grandfather is quite a black man, became a general, by the way, a terrible serf-owner and a thunderstorm of the neighboring neighbors of the nobles. In general, I was talking about the video, where a couple of countries are described where blacks live normally without a white person.
  10. Alf
    Alf 2 February 2022 19: 02
    0
    and more recently, terrorist groups that are actively developing West Africa.

    And Western Europe.
    Perhaps the Guineans are already accustomed to constant military coups,

    Diplomats of developed countries have a hard time - they constantly have to remember new names. As long as you remember and can say one thing, you see, and he is already in the ground and you have to remember the next name ...
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus 3 February 2022 00: 31
    0
    I wonder what is mined in this Guinea-Bissau? Before that, there was a coup nearby, so the price of aluminum went to heaven. No matter how it happens now.
  12. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 3 February 2022 10: 20
    +1
    For nearly 70 years, monkeys have been fighting over bananas.