West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

2017-03-15 19:47

Kenya's government is banning the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

Guinea-Bissau islands feel the bite of antivenom crisis

2016-11-29 06:07

The vivid red wound at the base of Gina's ankle has remained open for three months and refuses to heal, leaving the Guinea-Bissau islander in constant pain.

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 leader orders parliament to reopen

2017-05-19 21:07

Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dared his adversaries to open parliament , threatening the administration of his own party after its failure to sit for more than a year.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

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.

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