Guinea Bissau president dies in France: report

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Guinea Bissau’s President Malam Bacai Sanha has died in hospital in France where he was being treated, according to a statement from his office read over local radio on Monday.

Sanha, who has been dogged by poor health since coming to power in 2009, left Bissau in late November for treatment abroad, raising worries about a possible military takeover in a West African state that has suffered repeated coups.