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Long known as Africa’s ‘narco-state,’ Guinea-Bissau’s reputation will be tough to...

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The former Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau has been dogged by unrest and instability since its independence in 1974. The government was overthrown about six...

Over 30 dead during Guinea-Bissau health worker strike, union says

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More than 30 people have died because a health workers’ strike in Guinea-Bissau has paralysed the healthcare system, a spokesperson for the nurses’ union...

Migration agency head nabbed for cocaine trafficking

The head of Guinea-Bissau’s migration agency was arrested for suspected involvement in cocaine trafficking, police said, one of the most senior officials in the...

ECOWAS recognises Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president

West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as winner of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election as it attempts to draw a line under a...

ISS: Could military interference derail peace prospects in Guinea-Bissau?

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More than three months after the second round of presidential elections on 29 December 2019, Guinea-Bissau is sinking into political deadlock. A return to...

Guinea-Bissau convicts 12 for smuggling record 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

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A court in Guinea-Bissau has convicted 12 people for cocaine smuggling following the seizure last year of 1.8 tonnes of the drug hidden in...

Soldiers occupy Guinea-Bissau court

A dozen soldiers took over the grounds of Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court, the court said, deepening a post-election crisis and the appointment of rival presidents...

Guinea-Bissau governance crisis

Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday, after Umaro Cissoko Embalo, inaugurated winner of December’s election, swore in a new...

Embalo is new Guinea-Bissau president

The outgoing Guinea-Bissau president handed power to the declared winner of December’s election, former army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo, as the Supreme Court considered...

New Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister resigns

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation after an ultimatum from West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said....

New Guinea Bissau PM named, incumbent refuses to leave

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister but his sacked predecessor refused to step down, intensifying a power struggle between Vaz...

Interpol part of major Guinea Bissau cocaine bust investigation

An Interpol team deployed to Guinea Bissau is assisting national authorities investigate one of the country’s largest ever drug seizures. Police made 10 arrests following...

Major cocaine seizure in Guinea-Bissau

Police in Guinea-Bissau seized more than 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in flour bags - the biggest seizure in the country’s history, authorities said. ...

Advisor to Niger official arrested in Guinea Bissau drug bust

A man arrested in Guinea Bissau following the seizure of nearly 800 kg of cocaine from a fish truck is an adviser to the...

Fears migrants drowned off Guinea Bissau

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Around 60 migrants are missing believed drowned after their boat was seen sinking off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, a coast guard commander...

ECOWAS sanctions imposed on top Guinea-Bissau residents

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes accusing them of...

ISS: Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

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The conclusions of this weekend's 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of...

Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia strengthen defence ties

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On 8 August, Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for establishing a defence cooperation agreement with his...

Millions of bed nets to fight malaria delivered in west Africa

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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...

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS is ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking implementation of a deal...

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