Guinea Bissau’s former interim President Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo was buried at his family vault in Bissau’s military quarter on Saturday.
His body arrived in the country on Friday, two months after he died, due to the lockdown in both Portugal and Guinea Bissau as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Umaro Sissoco Embalo attended the funeral in parliament and his office later announced that Mr Nhamadjo was posthumously awarded the Amilicar Cabral medal, the country’s highest distinction.
Mr Nhamadjo was a member of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC).
Mr Nhamadjo had also served as the first deputy Speaker of the country’s Parliament.