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National radio: Guinea-Bissau president dies

 FILE In this June 30, 2011 file photo, Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha listens during a session of the 17th African Union Summit at the Sip...

Guinea Bissau President Dies

FILE In this June 30, 2011 file photo, Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha listens during a session of the 17th African Union Summit at the Sip...

National radio in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau is reporting that the president has died.
No other immediate details were given Monday, but President Malam Bacai Sanha has been known for his frequent hospitalizations abroad.
The 64-year-old leader won the 2009 presidential elections that were held after the country's former president was assassinated.
Since independence from Portugal in 1974, the nation has been wracked by coups and has become one of the main transit points for drug traffickers ferrying cocaine to Europe.


Updated : 2021-05-08 05:42 GMT+08:00