UPDATE: Monday, April 16th:
Presidential candidates who were set to face-off in an election on April 29 denounced the current military coup that placed prime minister Carlos Gomes, Jr., and interim president Raimundo Pereira in military custody, according to the Associated Press. Mediators are heading to Guinea-Bissau to ease tensions and to pave a path towards a peaceful election.
Africa.com is keeping track of articles about the arrest of prime minster Carlos Gomes, Jr., the prime minster of Guinea-Bissau, who evidently has been deposed in a coup by the country’s military.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Gomes was expected to win in an electoral run-off scheduled for April 29, one that opposition parties were planning to boycott. Gomes has talked about reducing the size and impact of the military during his terms in office.
Al Jazeera English has video coverage of the news in Guinea-Bissau.