Guinea-Bissau


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.

Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk GBissau border

2015-05-29 09:37

Guinea-Bissau says it has strengthened health screening at its borders after a rash of Ebola cases in neighbouring Guinea.

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'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.

Babies killed in Guinea-Bissau building collapse

2015-08-04 22:09

A four-storey building in Guinea-Bissau has collapsed, killing 11 people including two babies.

Guinea-Bissau 5 year logging moratorium

2015-04-02 20:55

Guinea-Bissau has announced a five-year moratorium on logging to try to clamp down on an illegal timber trade fuelled largely by Chinese demand.

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.

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