Guinea Bissau

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.

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.


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.

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.

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