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Friday, June 11, 1999 Published at 12:21 GMT 13:21 UK


World: Africa

Deposed Guinea-Bissau's president arrives in Portugal


The deposed president of Guinea-Bissau, Joao Bernardo Vieira, has arrived in Portugal, where he was granted political assylum.

He was overthrown in a military coup last month and hid in the Portuguese embassy until his release was negotiated with the new rulers of the West African country.

A spokesman for the Portuguese Foreign Ministry Horacio Vale Cesar said the ousted president would not be allowed to carry out any political activities while in Portugal.

The new authoroties in Guinea-Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, want Mr Vieira to be tried for various alleged crimes including arms trafficking and corruption.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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