Guinea-Bissau: President revokes Interior Minister and hands portfolio to Deputy Prime Minister

The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, dismissed, this Thursday (09.03), the Interior Minister, Sandji Fati, and appointed a new director-general of the Security Intelligence Service.
In several presidential decrees released to the press, the Guinean Head of State dismissed the Interior Minister, and the portfolio is now held by the Deputy Prime Minister, who was also dismissed, but named again Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister.
The decree stated that Soares Sambu is no longer minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs and Coordinator for the Economic Area.
The portfolio of Minister of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs is now held by Malal Sané.
Lieutenant General Sandji Fati will be the advisor of the President of the Republic for the area of National Defense. At the level of the General Directorate of the Security Intelligence Service, the Guinean President decided to dismiss Brigadier General Celso Simão Rosa de Carvalho and appointed Brigadier General Armando da Costa Marna to the position.

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