More Guinea-Bissau land mine deaths

2014-09-30 06:08

The death toll in the Guinea-Bissau land mine blast has risen to 22, as 2 more people die from their wounds.

G-Bissau president sacks army chief behind coup

2014-09-16 21:34

Guinea-Bissau’s president Jose Mario Vaz has sacked army chief General Antonio Indjai, who was behind a 2012 coup and is wanted by the US for alleged drug trafficking, officials say.

Guinea-Bissau's new leader pledges stability

2014-06-24 11:14

Guinea-Bissau's new president Jose Mario Vaz has vowed to fight poverty and bring stability to the impoverished west African nation as he was sworn into office.

Jose Mario Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau election

2014-05-20 18:21

The front-runner in Guinea-Bissau's presidential race, Jose Mario Vaz, has won the decisive run-off, according to preliminary results released by election officials.

Guinea-Bissau: 2nd round voting begins

2014-05-18 10:33

Presidential elections in the chronically unstable west African nation Guinea-Bissau have gone into a second round.

US congratulates G-Bissau on 'peaceful' polls

2014-04-16 10:20

The US has praised the holding of successful elections in Guinea-Bissau as an "important step" towards a better future after years of political instability and violence.

Guinea-Bissau votes after 2012 coup

2014-04-13 12:30

Voters in Guinea-Bissau have begun casting their ballots to elect a new president and lawmakers in an election meant to draw a line under a 2012 military coup that plunged the West African nation into chaos.

Guinea-Bissau calls elections for April

2014-02-22 10:25

Guinea-Bissau has announced presidential and parliamentary elections to end a period of political instability which began with a coup two years ago.

Guinea-Bissau smashes child slavery ring

2013-11-17 21:10

Guinea-Bissau says it has dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to the Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.

UN warns of delay in Guinea-Bissau poll

2013-09-07 07:25

The UN special representative to Guinea-Bissau says the country's planned November presidential election may need to be delayed.


19 killed in Guinea-Bissau land mine blast

2014-09-27 12:23

At least 19 people aboard a minibus have been killed when a landmine exploded in northern Guinea-Bissau, police say.

Guinea-Bissau shuts border with Ebola-hit Guinea

2014-08-13 07:21

Guinea-Bissau is closing its border with Guinea, one of the west African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus.

G-Bissau presidential candidate concedes defeat

2014-05-23 08:53

The losing candidate in the run-off election for Guinea-Bissau’s presidency, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, says he accepts the results after initially rejecting them citing alleged fraud.

Guinea-Bissau votes for new leader

2014-05-19 09:11

Guinea-Bissau has voted in a presidential election seen as a key test for the fragile state but marred by reports of violent intimidation tactics against supporters of the front runner.

G-Bissau vote goes to second round

2014-05-16 08:48

Guinea-Bissau will pick between two presidential hopefuls in a run-off vote to decide who is best-placed to return stability to a country plagued by drugs.

G-Bissau poll commission hails strong turnout

2014-04-14 14:57

The turnout in Guinea-Bissau’s presidential and parliamentary polls could exceed 70%, the election commission says.

UN Security Council urged to consider Bissau sanctions

2014-02-27 09:49

The UN special representative to Guinea-Bissau has urged the Security Council to consider imposing sanctions against anyone who attempts to undermine the country’s forthcoming general election.

W African defence chiefs to bolster troops in Bissau

2014-02-20 13:35

The Economic Community of West African States is to strengthen its military presence in chronically-unstable Guinea-Bissau as the country prepares for nationwide elections, it has announced.

G-Bissau rejects amnesty for coup leaders

2013-09-11 15:25

Lawmakers in Guinea-Bissau have rejected a proposal that would have given amnesty to all the military officials involved in last year's coup.

Guinea-B ex-army chief wants drug probe

2013-09-05 21:39

Guinea-Bissau's former army chief is calling for an independent commission to investigate accusations that he is involved in drug trafficking.

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