Umaru Sissoko Embalo wants an anti-coup force – Jeune Afrique

Umaru Sissoko Embalo wants an anti-coup force – Jeune Afrique

The recent change at the helm of the current presidency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) appears to herald just as much of a velvety hand as the Iron Glove. If the replacement, at the beginning of July, by Ghanaian Nana Akufo-Addo by Guinean Bissau Umaru Sissoko Embalo seems consistent with the lifting of economic sanctions on Mali and with a consensus on the duration of the transition in Burkina Faso, then the visit of the French president inspired you to fight more president Guinea-Bissau…

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On Thursday, July 28, during a joint press conference with Emmanuel Macron, Embalo did not utter the words in his fluent French: “Everyone must” understand that we are in the 21st century and that it is unacceptable and unacceptable to carry out the coups of Dr. Etat. And to add that “One can only think of reaching the top of the state, it is a fast track [une voie rapide] And that only “the people have the right to punish the rulers, not military coups.”

Did you say “coup”?

To join a sketch of an action for the word, Embalo announced the creation of an “anti-coup force.” In the crosshairs of this soldier – the brigadier: the unfortunate habit of other soldiers to seize power, whether they are Malians, Guineans, or colonels from Burkina Faso…

Did you say “coup”? Guinea-Bissau knows what you’re talking about. Since gaining independence from Portugal in 1974, it has experienced a series of military coups, including the last Success dates back to 2012. Sometimes bloody power acts, such as the one that killed Amilcar Cabral’s companion, Bernardo Vieira, in 2009. Umaro Sissoko Embalo, in particular, knows what he’s talking about: last February, there was talk of A failed coup attempt forced the head of state to remain locked up in a government palace for several hours, fueled with heavy weapons. It was the Economic Community of West African States in which the savages then called for help, to obtain the creation of a stabilizing force.

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Moreover, even the head of a Portuguese-speaking country, Umaro Sissoko Embalo, is no less familiar with the situation in French-speaking West Africa. He was born to a mother of Malian origin and a father from Burkina Faso.

The question that politicians often shirk from remains: “Concretely?”. Concretely, to what level of military intervention would the anti-coup force “on the table” be willing to go? The armed forces of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecomog) have faced much criticism in the United States Years 1990…

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