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Former East Timor president to mediate Guinea Bissau crisis, report

By Daniel Finnan

Guinea Bissau's the military has accepted the former president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, as a mediator to help resolve the crisis in the country, following last week's military coup, reports say. The 12 April coup has been unanimously condemned but ex-prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior still remains in the custody of the army.  Paulo Gorjao, a leading Bissau analyst, says that this latest coup is unlikely to succeed.

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