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ECOWAS troops arrive in Guinea Bissau

  • The first group of a West African peacekeeping force has landed in Guinea Bissau in a bid to boost stability following last month’s coup.

    Around 70 soldiers from Burkina Faso have been deployed by regional bloc ECOWAS.

    A total of 600 troops are expected to arrive in the nation over the next week.

    Guinea Bissau was just weeks away from holding a presidential run-off vote when a military junta took over.

     

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