Gen. Batista Tagme Na Wai



Age: 60


Summary: longtime chief of staff of Guinea Bissau's antipolitical armed-wing forces who had served in a military junta that overthrew ousted ruler Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira during civil war in the 1990's, who was outspoken in his criticism of the president after Vieira's return to power in the 2005 presidential elections, and who reported surviving an assassination attempt in January when a militia assigned to the presidential palace opened fire on his staff car, although the militiamen denied it was an assassination attempt.



Cause of Death: Killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack


Born: 1949


Died: March 1, 2009


Location: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau