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Guinea-Bissau

ISS: Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

The conclusions of this weekend’s 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be decisive in resolving the political deadlock in 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.
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