Citizens of Guinea-Bissau head to the polls in the second round of the country's latest presidential election.
A coup attempt is made in Guinea-Bissau. President Umaro Sissoco Embaló says that "many" members of the security forces have been killed in a "failed attack against democracy" as both the African Union and ECOWAS condemn the attempted coup.
The latest presidential election in Guinea-Bissau has to go into a second round on December 29 as no candidate managed to win more than 50% of the votes during the first round. The second round will be a run-off between Domingos Simões Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embaló while incumbent president José Mário Vaz was eliminated from the race.
Military leaders and a group of political parties in Guinea-Bissau announce the formation of a Transitional National Council after the recent coup; the acting president and prime minister remain in detention.