Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on Friday named Umaro Sissoco Embalo as prime minister of the troubled west African state, replacing Baciro Dja whose government he dissolved earlier in the week.
Two weeks after sacking his entire government, the president of Guinea-Bissau named Baciro Dja as the west African country's new prime minister, in a move that triggered immediate protests from the ruling party.
The ruling party in Guinea Bissau has renominated Domingos Simoes Pereira as prime minister, three days after he was sacked by President Jose Mario Vaz, a leader of the PAIGC party told AFP Saturday.
Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira presented his new government Friday, less than two weeks after the president vowed to fight poverty and bring stability to the impoverished West African nation.
Guinea-Bissau's presidential election will go to a second round between the main party's candidate and the army-backed hopeful, the election commission said Wednesday, after no one secured a majority in the crunch poll.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to never leave the land of his ancestors. If he changes his mind though and fancies trying out exile, he will receive a warm welcome from the West African republic of Guinea Bissau.
France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
An African-born Russian farmer, partly inspired by President Obama is embarking on an improbable run for political office. If elected Joaquim Crima or Vasily Ivanovich in Russian, would become the first Black man to hold public office in Russia.
Voters in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau have gone to the polls in a presidential runoff poll between two former heads of state after the nation’s long serving leader,Joao Bernardo Vieira was assassinated in March.