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June 14, 1998 | From Reuters
Troops from Senegal and Guinea helped drive rebels from their barracks stronghold in neighboring Guinea-Bissau's capital on Saturday, but fighting continued elsewhere in the city, the Senegalese army said. An army statement said 60 rebels had been killed in the assault on the Bra Barracks in the north of Bissau, the capital, and an unspecified number wounded. One Senegalese soldier was killed and several were wounded, it added.
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December 1, 2000 | From Reuters
Former military junta chief Brig. Ansumane Mane, who tried to lead an uprising against the elected Guinea-Bissau government, has been shot dead, Portuguese state television RTP reported Thursday. RTP showed footage of the body of the former army chief, who defied the government of the tiny West African nation by declaring himself head of the armed forces Nov. 20.
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NEWS
June 12, 1998 | Reuters
Guinea-Bissau's state radio said Thursday that the government of President Joao Bernardo Vieira had accepted an offer of mediation by religious and political leaders aimed at avoiding all-out confrontation with rebels in the West African state.
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November 25, 2000 | Reuters
The small West African nation of Guinea-Bissau was calm Friday after a day of shooting during which the bulk of the army sided with civilian President Koumba Yala in a dispute with former military junta leader Brig. Ansumane Mane. But there was confusion in the former Portuguese colony over the whereabouts of Mane, who had challenged Yala's authority by proclaiming himself armed forces chief of staff after a disagreement over promotions.
NEWS
December 1, 2000 | From Reuters
Former military junta chief Brig. Ansumane Mane, who tried to lead an uprising against the elected Guinea-Bissau government, has been shot dead, Portuguese state television RTP reported Thursday. RTP showed footage of the body of the former army chief, who defied the government of the tiny West African nation by declaring himself head of the armed forces Nov. 20.
NEWS
November 25, 2000 | Reuters
The small West African nation of Guinea-Bissau was calm Friday after a day of shooting during which the bulk of the army sided with civilian President Koumba Yala in a dispute with former military junta leader Brig. Ansumane Mane. But there was confusion in the former Portuguese colony over the whereabouts of Mane, who had challenged Yala's authority by proclaiming himself armed forces chief of staff after a disagreement over promotions.
NEWS
February 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Warring sides in Guinea-Bissau signed a cease-fire agreement after four days of battles in Bissau, the capital, a Portuguese news agency reported. Details of the deal signed by President Joao Bernardo Vieira and rebel leader Ansumane Mane were not immediately known. Diplomatic sources in the region said they expected West African peacekeepers, including about 300 troops from Benin and Niger waiting on a French navy ship off Bissau, to go in immediately.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Senegalese troops bombarded the town of Ingore in the northern part of this African nation, and relief workers said as many as 100 people may have been killed, Portugal's Antenna One radio said. The Dakar government has sent forces to back the elected government of President Joao Bernardo Vieira as it battles a military revolt. Government troops, backed by soldiers from neighboring Senegal and Guinea, were trying to drive the rebels out of their remaining bastions.
NEWS
May 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Triumphant rebel forces skirmished with a small number of troops loyal to the deposed president, but they remained firmly in control of the West African country, Portuguese officials said in Lisbon. Leaders of the renegade military faction promised that planned elections would proceed and weighed whether to allow ousted President Joao Bernardo Vieira to go into exile.
NEWS
June 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy shellfire rocked the capital, Bissau, after a brief lull as government forces and their Senegalese and Guinean allies fought to flush rebels out of their strongholds in the city. But the task was proving difficult, with insurgents still controlling parts of the sprawling Bra military garrison and access to the airport and with loyalist forces having to pick their way forward through rebel minefields.
NEWS
May 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Triumphant rebel forces skirmished with a small number of troops loyal to the deposed president, but they remained firmly in control of the West African country, Portuguese officials said in Lisbon. Leaders of the renegade military faction promised that planned elections would proceed and weighed whether to allow ousted President Joao Bernardo Vieira to go into exile.
NEWS
February 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Warring sides in Guinea-Bissau signed a cease-fire agreement after four days of battles in Bissau, the capital, a Portuguese news agency reported. Details of the deal signed by President Joao Bernardo Vieira and rebel leader Ansumane Mane were not immediately known. Diplomatic sources in the region said they expected West African peacekeepers, including about 300 troops from Benin and Niger waiting on a French navy ship off Bissau, to go in immediately.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Senegalese troops bombarded the town of Ingore in the northern part of this African nation, and relief workers said as many as 100 people may have been killed, Portugal's Antenna One radio said. The Dakar government has sent forces to back the elected government of President Joao Bernardo Vieira as it battles a military revolt. Government troops, backed by soldiers from neighboring Senegal and Guinea, were trying to drive the rebels out of their remaining bastions.
NEWS
June 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy shellfire rocked the capital, Bissau, after a brief lull as government forces and their Senegalese and Guinean allies fought to flush rebels out of their strongholds in the city. But the task was proving difficult, with insurgents still controlling parts of the sprawling Bra military garrison and access to the airport and with loyalist forces having to pick their way forward through rebel minefields.
NEWS
June 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Fighting between rebel soldiers and government troops in Guinea-Bissau intensified Sunday, with the empty U.S. Embassy reportedly hit and the insurgents denying government claims that they had been crushed. The Senegalese army, fighting in support of Guinea-Bissau's president, insisted that it had wrested control of a key military compound in the capital, Bissau, from rebellious troops.
NEWS
June 14, 1998 | From Reuters
Troops from Senegal and Guinea helped drive rebels from their barracks stronghold in neighboring Guinea-Bissau's capital on Saturday, but fighting continued elsewhere in the city, the Senegalese army said. An army statement said 60 rebels had been killed in the assault on the Bra Barracks in the north of Bissau, the capital, and an unspecified number wounded. One Senegalese soldier was killed and several were wounded, it added.
NEWS
June 8, 1998 | Associated Press
A recent shake-up in Guinea-Bissau's military ranks sparked a shootout Sunday among rival factions, news reports said. The fighting killed 10 soldiers in the West African nation. The gunfire at military headquarters in the capital, Bissau, lasted more than three hours until troops loyal to the government restored order, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.
NEWS
June 12, 1998 | Reuters
Guinea-Bissau's state radio said Thursday that the government of President Joao Bernardo Vieira had accepted an offer of mediation by religious and political leaders aimed at avoiding all-out confrontation with rebels in the West African state.
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