Umaro Sissoco Embaló

Umaro Sissoco Embaló

Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló (born 23 September 1972) has been the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau since 18 November 2016.
Umaro Sissoco Embaló
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Ex-Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Assumed office
18 November 2016
President José Mário Vaz
Preceded by Baciro Djá
Personal details
Born September 23, 1972 (age 44)
Political party African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Alma mater Technical University of Lisbon
Complutense University of Madrid
Religion Islam
Military service
Allegiance  Guinea-Bissau
Service/branch Military of Guinea-Bissau
Years of service Until 2012
Rank Brigadier general



He was born in Bissau.

He holds a degree in International Relations from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the Technical University of Lisbon and a Masters Degree in Political Science and Doctorate in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and competent in English, French, Arabic and Swahili.[2]

He served in the military, undertaking National Defense Studies at the National Defense Center of Spain, and further studies on National Security in Brussels, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Japan and Paris. He rose to the rank of Brigadier-General. [2]

He now specialises in African and Middle-Eastern affairs and in matters of defence, international co-operation and development. He is a former Minister of African Affairs.

He formed his cabinet on 13 December 2016 after having been appointed Prime Minister by President José Mário Vaz on 18 November 2016.
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