Guinea-Bissau schools shut as political crisis grinds on

2016-10-13 13:02

Most Guinea-Bissau schools have shut down as teachers went on strike after being left unpaid for months due to an internal ruling party crisis that has left the government without a budget.

Guinea-Bissau records first three cases of Zika

2016-07-02 22:36

Guinea-Bissau has recorded three cases of Zika, becoming the second country in West Africa where the dangerous viral disease has been detected, the government says.

President of crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau names new PM, triggering protests

2016-05-27 07:48

Two weeks after sacking his entire government, the president of Guinea-Bissau has named Baciro Dja as the west African country's new prime minister, in a move that triggered immediate protests from the ruling party.

Drug trafficking, production up in West Africa

2016-03-02 22:18

UN says drug trafficking is a growing problem in West Africa, as production of synthetic drugs and their use increases in the region.

Guinea-Bissau forms new government after stalemate

2015-10-13 11:00

Guinea-Bissau has formed a new government, according to a presidential decree, ending a two-month political stalemate in the coup-plagued west African nation.

Tensions flare between Guinea-Bissau leader and new PM

2015-10-04 09:32

Guinea-Bissau’s president has accused the new prime minister of overstepping his constitutional bounds by claiming the right to name the cabinet.

Guinea-Bissau gets third PM in 5 weeks

2015-09-17 20:00

Guinea-Bissau's ruling party has selected veteran politician Carlos Correia as prime minister after two predecessors were removed in the space of weeks in the coup-prone West African state.

Guinea-Bissau's new PM resigns

2015-09-09 21:31

Guinea-Bissau's new prime minister has announced his resignation just two days after his government was sworn in.

Guinea-Bissau's new PM sworn in

2015-08-21 08:32

Guinea-Bissau’s new prime minister Baciro Dja has been sworn in despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked.

Guinea Bissau president dismisses the government

2015-08-13 13:51

Guinea Bissau’s president Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following disagreements with Prime Minister Domingos Pereira, a report says.


Narco-state or failed state? Guinea-Bissau and the framing of Africa

2016-07-11 21:05

For the vast majority, knowledge and understanding of the African political landscape is gained not from personal experience but from mass media, writes Keith Somerville.

Guinea-Bissau envoy: The country is 'practically paralysed'

2016-06-15 05:24

Guinea-Bissau is "practically paralysed" as a result of another political and institutional crisis that has led to a cut-off in international financial aid and is harming economic development, the country's UN envoy says.

Guinea-Bissau president sacks government

2016-05-13 08:20

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has sacked his entire government demanding that the ruling party choose a new cabinet to lead the west African country out of its political crisis.

Former Guinea-Bissau army chief indicted over alleged plot

2015-10-23 08:30

Guinea-Bissau's state prosecutor has charged a former army chief with terrorism, homicide and trying to subvert the country's constitutional order, one of his lawyers says.

Guinea-Bissau leader rejects proposed govt

2015-10-07 15:12

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has rejected a cabinet proposed by his new prime minister, dealing a blow to efforts aimed at turning the page on a crisis that has threatened to destabilise the coup-plagued west African nation.

Ex-Bissau military chief jailed

2015-09-24 11:37

A former head of Guinea-Bissau's armed forces, held under house arrest for the past month, has been transferred to a military prison.

West Africa's Ecowas extends mission in crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau

2015-09-13 07:33

West Africa's Ecowas regional bloc has extended a security force in Guinea-Bissau into 2016 to help protect state institutions amid a political crisis that has left the country without a government.

Guinea-Bissau parliament adopts resolution to 'depose' new PM

2015-08-25 10:29

Guinea-Bissau lawmakers have adopted a proposal to try and get rid of the country’s new prime minister through legal means in a bid to resolve a political crisis over his appointment.

Guinea-Bissau in turmoil as president sacks government

2015-08-14 09:12

The troubled west African nation of Guinea-Bissau has plunged into fresh political turmoil after the president sacked the government in a row with the prime minister.

Guinea-Bissau president dismisses government

2015-08-13 11:06

The president of the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has dismissed the government led by Prime Minister Domingo Pereira.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.