The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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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'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-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.
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 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.
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.
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 a political crisis in The Gambia this month, says the UN, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.
An IMF representative says following an evaluation mission, the fund could lift a suspension on payments aimed at helping Guinea-Bissau.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of civil servants took to the streets of Guinea-Bissau to demand a hike in the minimum wage and better living conditions.
Eleven people died when a minibus became trapped in a forest fire in rural Guinea-Bissau, police and doctors have said.
West African leaders have threatened to slap Guinea-Bissau with sanctions unless the country's grinding political crisis was resolved within two months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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