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Sao Tome crisis will be over by weekend: junta boss

The head of the junta that seized power in Sao Tome and Principe last week said ousted president Fradique de Menezes’s hold on power was “not in question” and the crisis in the small west African island state would be resolved by the weekend. “We will resolve things by the end of this week,” Major Fernando Pereira told reporters on the third day of negotiations with international mediators in the capital of the impoverished Gulf of Guinea archipelago. He said ousted president de Menezes would be able to return from Nigeria, where he has been stranded since the bloodless coup last Wednesday, “at any time, as soon as the memorandum of agreement has been signed.” Full Story

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