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28 Oct 2019 | 11:25 AM UTC

Guinea Bissau: Heightened tensions in Bissau October 28

Guinea-Bissau News Alert

Tensions remain high in Bissau as of October 28, following a violent protest on October 26; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bissau). COUNTRY/REGION Bissau


Tensions remain high across the capital Bissau as of Monday, October 28, following violent protests which erupted on Saturday, October 26, to demand a postponement of the presidential elections set to take place on November 24. At least one person was killed during the demonstrations after police forces used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters.

As of Monday, a heavy security presence has been reported across the capital.

Further protests are possible in the coming days, amid a heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and security forces are likely.


Opposition supporters are demanding an overhaul of the electoral register to limit potential voter fraud.


Individuals in Guinea-Bissau are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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