Sacked government ministers in Guinea-Bissau have been sleeping at their offices for the past seven nights, in an unusual protest against President Jose Mario Vaz’s decision to appoint a new prime minister.
“Yes, yes, it’s been a week today,” sacked Communications Minister Agnelo Regala told the BBC’s Liliane Nyatcha, when asked to confirm that they were sleeping at their old ministerial offices.
A new prime minister and new cabinet members were sworn in last week, in a move the ousted ministers regard as unlawful.
Guinea-Bissau is one of the most unstable countries in Africa, and has had several coups since independence from Portugal in 1974. It has also become a base for Latin American drug cartels and has been dubbed a narco-state, BBC reports.