Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau candidate swears himself in as president despite vote row

2020-02-27 22:00

Umaro Sissoco Embalo swore himself in as the new president of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, defying a bitter ongoing row about the outcome of the December 29 elections.

Guinea Bissau losing presidential candidate condemns vote as fraudulent

2020-01-04 20:01

Guinea Bissau's losing presidential candidate on Saturday said the number of ballot papers cast in two rounds of voting exceeded registered voters by tens of thousands, a day after appealing to the Supreme Court to annul the result.

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal

2018-08-03 18:22

Public-sector workers in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau have called off a strike after securing a pay increase in talks with the government, their main trade union has said.

G Bissau parliament meets for the first time in two years

2018-04-19 21:38

Guinea Bissau's parliament has met for the first time in nearly two years after the appointment of a consensus prime minister to end a dragging political crisis.

West African bloc slaps sanctions on Guinea-Bissau politicians

2018-02-06 20:45

West Africa's regional bloc has slapped sanctions on 19 lawmakers and associates of the president in Guinea-Bissau, including his son, over the continued failure to end a political impasse, a statement has said.

Guinea-Bissau teachers end third strike since September

2017-11-27 15:37

Teachers in Guinea-Bissau have ended their third strike since September over pay and conditions but warned they could stage another walkout in 2018 if unresolved issues are not addressed.

Guinea Bissau suspends Portuguese TV, radio broadcasts

2017-07-01 11:34

The troubled west African state of Guinea Bissau says it has "suspended" broadcasts of Portuguese television and radio, triggering an angry response from its former colonial ruler.

More than 45 000 people have fled The Gambia: UN

2017-01-20 13:00

More than 45 000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, says the UN, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

IMF could soon help Guinea-Bissau

2016-09-12 19:30

An IMF representative says following an evaluation mission, the fund could lift a suspension on payments aimed at helping 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.


Candidate in chaotic Guinea-Bissau vote says inauguration set for Thursday

2020-02-26 21:57

One of two candidates in Guinea-Bissau's presidential elections said he would be sworn in on Thursday, even though a bitter row over the vote remains unresolved after nearly two months.

60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize

2018-10-03 19:31

A small boat carrying migrants has capsized off Guinea-Bissau, a port official has said, adding that the vessel may have had more than 60 people on board when it set off.

Public workers in Guinea-Bissau march for higher wages

2018-07-11 19:17

Hundreds of civil servants took to the streets of Guinea-Bissau to demand a hike in the minimum wage and better living conditions.

11 killed in minibus blaze in Guinea-Bissau

2018-03-09 18:16

Eleven people died when a minibus became trapped in a forest fire in rural Guinea-Bissau, police and doctors have said.

Ecowas threatens Guinea-Bissau sanctions as crisis drags

2017-12-17 07:23

West African leaders have threatened to slap Guinea-Bissau with sanctions unless the country's grinding political crisis was resolved within two months.

Guinea-Bissau reaps reward as world goes nuts for cashews

2017-09-24 14:01

Sustained global demand for cashews has helped Guinea-Bissau's farmers rake in record prices, but the industry wants a crack at more revenue by processing the wonder nut at home.

Guinea Bissau president's critic beaten up, his group says

2017-04-15 11:23

The leader of a Guinea Bissau civil society group critical of President Jose Mario Vaz, has been violently attacked in his home by unidentified assailants, his group has told AFP.

Guinea-Bissau opens slave memorial with history, tourists in mind

2016-09-25 07:38

The museum's first display spares little: a naked slave kneels with her hands tied, right shoulder freshly branded with her owner's mark by a white man with sleeves rolled to his biceps.

UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau

2016-07-04 15:28

The UN health agency says three cases of the Zika virus have turned up in Guinea Bissau, but it's unclear whether the strain is the same strain as one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities in Brazil and elsewhere.

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.

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