Umaro Sissoco Embaló

President of Guinea-Bissau

Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló (born 23 September 1972) is a politician. He is the President of Guinea-Bissau since February 2020.[2] He is a political scientist and military officer. He was prime minister between 18 November 2016 and 16 January 2018.[3]

Umaro Sissoco Embaló
President of Guinea-Bissau
Assumed office
27 February 2020
Prime MinisterNuno Gomes Nabiam
Geraldo Martins
Preceded byJosé Mário Vaz
18th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
18 November 2016 – 16 January 2018
PresidentJosé Mário Vaz
Preceded byBaciro Djá
Succeeded byArtur Silva
Personal details
Born (1972-09-23) 23 September 1972 (age 51)
Bissau, Portuguese Guinea
Political partyMadem G15 (Movimento para Alternância Democrática)
Spouse(s)Dinisia Reis Embaló[1]
Alma materTechnical University of Lisbon
Complutense University
Military service
Allegiance Guinea-Bissau
RankBrigadier General

In February 2022, a failed coup d'état that killed six people tried to remove Embaló from power.[4]

References change

  1. "Guinée-Bissau – Umaro Sissoco Embaló : « Alpha Condé, Macky Sall, Compaoré, Sassou Nguesso, Kadhafi et moi » – Jeune Afrique". (in French). 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2023-06-07.
  2. "Umaro Sissoco Embalo swears himself in as Guinea-Bissau president". BusinessDay. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  3. "Guinea-Bissau names new prime minister, fifth in nine months - Africa - DW - 19.11.2016". DW.COM.
  4. "Guinea-Bissau president says 'many' dead after 'failed attack against democracy'". France 24. 1 February 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.