The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, appointed two new officials responsible for his security who took office on Monday without linking this decision to recent coups in Africa, in a country accustomed to coups.

President Embalo Rules Out Any Risk of Coup d’etat in Guinea-Bissau

These new appointments take place in a context marked by coups in Niger and Gabon , led by presidential security officials.

Generals Tomas Djassi and Horta Inta were respectively named head of presidential security and chief of staff of the President of the Republic on Friday. These two positions, provided for in the official organization chart, had not been filled for several decades.

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“To speak seriously, I reassure you that there will be neither February 2 nor February 3. Any suspicious movement will have an adequate response,” Embalo said.