Military: Guinea-Bissau prime minister arrested

Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned and rejected the on-going attempt by a segment of the military in Guinea-Bissau to subvert that country's constitutional order. This was contained in a statement issued on

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau—An official has announced that Guinea-Bissau's presidential runoff will be held on April 29. Former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Jr. took nearly 49 percent of the first vote. Challenger Kumba Yala came second with about 23 percent.

Mortars blasted through the capital of the small, coup-prone nation of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, April 12, 2012 as the military sealed off the city's downtown area and lobbed grenades at the prime minister's home, according to a diplomat and witnesses

Guinea-Bissau presidential candidate and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior shows an inked finger after casting his vote in the first round of presidential elections on Mar. 18. He is now missing after his home was attacked during an attempted coup.

Guinea-Bissau's military coup brings to the fore a number of serious unresolved human rights concerns in the West African country.