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Guinea-Bissau forms new government after stalemate

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau has formed a new government, according to a presidential decree issued early Tuesday, ending a two-month political stalemate in the coup-plagued west African nation.

Guinea-Bissau's new PM sworn in despite ruling party disapproval

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's new Prime Minister Baciro Dja was sworn in despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked.

Sacked PM renominated in new twist to Guinea Bissau row

Bissau - 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 president dissolves govt after row with PM

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following a row with the prime minister in the troubled country, a presidential decree said on Thursday.

Gambian president 'returns home' after failed coup

Bissau - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh returned home overnight after a failed coup by disaffected soldiers while he was abroad, a military source said Wednesday, voicing fears of a possible purge.

G.Bissau gets new government

Bissau - 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 votes for new leader

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau began electing a new president on Sunday in a key test for a fragile state plagued by powerful cocaine cartels and upended in a military coup two years ago.

Guinea-Bissau presidential vote goes to run-off

Bissau - 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.

Guinea-Bissau votes in watershed elections

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau held watershed elections on Sunday for a president and parliament aimed at ushering in a new era of stability in a country plagued by drugs and upended by a military coup.

'Cocaine hub' Guinea-Bissau votes for new leaders to bring reform

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls on Sunday in search of a new president and parliament who can return stability to a country plagued by drugs and upended in a military coup two years ago.

A child trafficking network in Guinea-Bissau dismantled

On Friday, November 15, a caravan of child traffickers en route to Gambia was intercepted by police in the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea Bassau promises a warm welcome to Gaddafi

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.

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

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.

'People first' stressed on 20th Anniversary edition of HDR

New York - People are the real wealth, reiterates the 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) 2010. It also comes up with three new measures for discussing poverty and inequality.

UN wants Guinea Bissau to restore order after coup attempt

Bissau - The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, has called on Guinea Bissau to return to some order after an apparent attempted coup in the fragile West African state.

Russian of African Descent Seeks Political Office

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.

Guinea Bissau's Runoff Vote Under Cloud of Uncertainty

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.

UN Secretary-General Condemns Assassination

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the killing of the president of Guinea-Bissau and his chief of staff.

Guinea-Bissau President and Army Head Dead In Separate Attacks

The President and head of the army in Guinea-Bissau have been killed in separate attacks just hours apart. Guinea-Bissau is one of the five poorest nations in the world.

Guinea-Bissau: UNICEF Helps Fight Cholera Outbreak

UNICEF is helping Guinea-Bissau's Ministry of Health to tackle a cholera epidemic that has rapidly spread across the West African nation.
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