Guinea Bissau

4 suspected jihadists held in Guinea-Bissau

2016-03-15 09:29

Investigators in Guinea-Bissau say 4 men suspected of collaborating with an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist who attempted to kill the president of Mauritania were in detention under heavy security.

Guinea Bissau names new government amid political row

2015-09-08 08:44

Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has named a new government with the backing of the second-biggest party, weeks after his dismissal of the previous cabinet sparked fears of a return to turmoil in the coup-plagued West African nation.

Guinea Bissau party : Bring sacked PM back

2015-08-15 07:01

The ruling party in the troubled west African country of Guinea Bissau has demanded the reinstatement of prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira.

Guinea Bissau pardons accused in failed coup

2014-10-01 16:03

Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio.

Guinea-Bissau has record turnout in elections

2014-04-24 09:35

Turnout in Guinea-Bissau's watershed presidential and parliamentary polls was just under 90 percent, a record for the impoverished west African nation.

Ex-G-Bissau leader Kumba Yala dies aged 61

2014-04-04 13:18

Former Guinea Bissau President Kumba Yala, who ruled the west African nation from 2000 to 2003, has died at the age of 61, a statement says.

Bissau president in US drugs case

2013-04-09 07:33

Guinea-Bissau's caretaker president may have co-operated with the planners of a doomed cocaine-and-weapons smuggling scheme meant to arm Colombian rebels, according to US court filings.

At least 22 dead in Guinea Bissau shipwreck

2012-12-28 22:01

At least 22 people have died and 69 are missing after their overloaded boat sank off the capital of Guinea-Bissau.

G-Bissau accuses Portugal of 'coup bid'

2012-10-22 10:22

Guinea-Bissau has accused Portugal, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and a former prime minister of backing a coup bid after a gun battle that claimed at least seven lives.

Ecowas ministers meet on Mali, G Bissau

2012-09-17 07:44

West African defence and foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on the political and security crises in Mali and Guinea Bissau, a statement says.


Soldiers plotting to destabilise Guinea-Bissau will 'pay with life': Army chief

2016-03-04 07:49

The army chief of coup-plagued Guinea-Bissau warned that any soldier involved in a plot to destabilise the west Africa nation would be put to death.

Guinea-Bissau marchers demand reinstatement of sacked PM

2015-08-18 07:38

At least 1 000 people have marched in the capital of Guinea-Bissau calling for the restitution of the prime minister, who was sacked after a standoff by the west African country’s president.

Guinea-Bissau cracks down on illicit diplomatic passports

2015-02-11 11:44

Guinea-Bissau has announced a crackdown on the trafficking of diplomatic and government passports after 1 600 documents were discovered in use by people with no right to them.

AU ends Egypt, Guinea Bissau suspensions

2014-06-18 05:00

The African Union has ended the suspension of Egypt and Guinea Bissau from the grouping after the two countries elected new leaders.

G-Bissau presidential vote to head to run-off

2014-04-17 12:52

A former finance minister from Guinea-Bissau’s dominant party and a bureaucrat with the backing of the military will face each other in a presidential election run-off, the election commission says.

Kidnapped bomb disposal experts freed

2013-05-28 12:58

Three women who were among 12 bomb disposal experts kidnapped three weeks ago by separatist rebels in Senegal have been released in neighbouring Guinea-Bissau.

G-Bissau 'drug lord' captured, sent to US

2013-04-05 07:45

The former head of Guinea-Bissau’s navy has been captured and sent to the US, which suspects him of drug trafficking, reports and sources say.

G Bissau arrests coup plotter

2012-10-28 12:42

The suspected leader of a failed counter-coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau has been arrested.

Guinea-Bissau asks for help

2012-09-25 12:31

Guinea-Bissau, a hub of international drug trafficking, is powerless to fight the narcotics trade alone, its interim president has said.

West African ministers tackle coup crises

2012-05-19 18:58

West African ministers are meeting to try to resolve the impasse gripping Mali and speed up the return to constitutional rule in Guinea-Bissau, both struggling to recover from coups.

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