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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia strengthen defence ties

On 8 August, Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for establishing a defence cooperation agreement with his counterpart from Guinea-Bissau Eduardo Casta Sanha, who said he expects it to materialise into “concrete agreements in the military sphere”.

Millions of bed nets to fight malaria delivered in west Africa

Millions of insecticide-treated bed nets are being delivered to protect people from malaria in Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone, where the mosquito-borne disease is one of the biggest killers, aid agencies said.

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau

West African regional bloc ECOWAS is ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.

Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit

Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralysed the coup-prone West African country.

Guinea-Bissau receiving Spanish patrol boats

Guinea-Bissau is taking delivery of two patrol boats donated by the Spanish Civil Guard’s Naval Service.
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