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In 1994, 20 years after independence from Portugal, the country's first multiparty legislative and presidential elections were held. An army uprising that triggered a bloody civil war in 1998 created hundreds of thousands of displaced persons. A military junta ousted the president in May 1999. An interim government turned over power in February 2000 when opposition leader Kumba YALA took office following two rounds of transparent presidential elections. Guinea-Bissau's transition back to democracy will be complicated by its crippled economy, devastated in the civil war.

In 1994, 20 years after independence from Portugal, the country's first multiparty legislative and presidential elections were held. An army uprising that triggered a bloody civil war in 1998 created hundreds of thousands of displaced persons. A military junta ousted the president in May 1999. An interim government turned over power in February 2000 when opposition leader Kumba YALA took office following two rounds of transparent presidential elections. Guinea-Bissau's transition back to democracy will be complicated by its crippled economy, devastated in the civil war.
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... beans, pulses and tubers. Cooperating partners are local NGOs AD, COAJOQ and KAFO. • During March, WFP completed its quarterly food distribution to WFP-supported schools across the eight of nine regions of Guinea-Bissau supported by a private transport company whose drivers were all ...
Aware of the huge expectations of Nigerians on the squad who did not qualify for the 2017 U20 AFCON, skipper Ikouwem Udoh said they are focusing on the Guinea Bissau match with a view to ensuring victory. "Guinea Bissau are a strong team, they proved that by eliminating Sierra Leone so we ...

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz appointed veteran politician Aristides Gomes as prime minister on Monday, according to a decree read on state-owned media, in an attempt to end a prolonged political crisis. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The nomination followed a weekend ...
Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz on Monday officially nominated Aristide Gomes as prime minister, a bid to "put a definitive end" to years of ... Guinea-Bissau has been in the grip of a power struggle since August 2015, when President Vaz sacked his then prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira.
Recalls its previous communiques and press statements on the situation in Guinea-Bissau, in particular, Press Statement [PSC/PR/BR.(DCXXXIV)] adopted at its 734th meeting, held on 13 February 2018, calling Bissau-Guinean stakeholders to abide by their commitments so as to resolve the crisis ... Peace Security Council

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from March 21 to April 3, 2018, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Guinea-Bissau's IMF-supported program under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) [1] and on the authorities' request for ...
Silveira said that the CPLP's potential lies mainly in economic and business cooperation, but recalled that the decision to reform the organisation created in 1996 depends on the leaders of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and ...
Similarly, in Angola, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is dominated by the commanders of its former armed wing. Often, the only way to get these parties out of power, is for them to break apart or through coups, as in the case of the PAIGC of Guinea Bissau. In the ANC, although the ...
Those out of the bloc are Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Burundi, Eritrea, Benin, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau. “It would have been great if the two biggest economies on the continent, Nigeria and SA, had signed, but the most important is that the rest of the continent is sending a right message to ...
The project, entitled “Towards a New Balance in Guinea-Bissau: creating spaces for a real participation of women in conflict resolution and governance” is funded by the Gender Promotion Initiative of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund and is being implemented in the eight regions of Guinea-Bissau ...
Bissau - Eleven people died when a minibus became trapped in a forest fire in rural Guinea-Bissau, police and doctors said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night, after the overcrowded vehicle left the village of Konkoli, near the capital Bissau, on an 80km trip to a market in Bissora.
Political crisis deepens in Guinea Bissau as sanctions bite. EU diplomat fears a move into dictatorship in West African state as 'Jomav' ... For a country known as Africa's first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a couple of streets away ...
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2343 (2017), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 28 February 2018, and requested that I report every six months on the situation in ...
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):. The members of the Security Council were briefed on 14 February 2018 by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of the United Nations Integrated ...
Ten-year-old Aicha lives in Guinea-Bissau. She is energetic, fearless, and always on the move; running, playing, climbing as though life has no barriers. While at school, she's the life of the playground at recess. So it's hard to believe that only two years ago, Aicha wasn't attending school at all. Difficulties ...
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, United Nations, United States, Feb 15 – The UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday urged the Security Council to push the West African country to urgently hold elections to break a political deadlock. Modibo Ibrahim Toure asked the council to offer its support “in ...

The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau's national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, establish an inclusive Government, organize and conduct timely elections, and implement the priority reforms, a UN envoy for the West African country said ...
West Africa's regional bloc has slapped sanctions on 19 lawmakers and associates of the president in Guinea-Bissau, including his son, over the continued failure to end a political impasse, a statement said Tuesday. The impoverished West African nation has been in the throes of a power struggle since ...
West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on Tuesday, accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis. The decision followed the nomination by President Jose Mario Vaz of ...
Bissau - West Africa's regional bloc has slapped sanctions on 19 lawmakers and associates of the president in Guinea-Bissau, including his son, over the continued failure to end a political impasse, a statement said on Tuesday. The impoverished West African nation has been in the throes of a power ...
The critical political situation in Guinea Bissau is putting at risk its institutional and democratic order, with serious implications for the stability in the region. The EU has always acted in close coordination with the other members of the P5 group - the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic ...
Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late on Tuesday, in a bid to end a political crisis. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva was appointed by decree after the previous PM Umaro Sissoco Embalo resigned. The West African nation has ...
Guinea-Bissau, in an official decree announced Wednesday evening a new government comprising 18 ministers and eight secretaries of state.It is led by the new Prime Minister, Aristides Gomes, who doubles as Economy and Finance Minister. The new cabinet's main mission is to organize ...
The United Nations and the European Union earlier this week organized a round-table in Dakar, Senegal to mobilize funds for the holding of the 2018 legislative and 2019 presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau.“The round-table brought together international partners from Guinea Bissau residing in ...
Guinea Bissau will host Sierra Leone between March 30 and April 1 with the return leg in Freetown fixed for between April 20 to 22. The Flying Eagles will then play away to the overall winners of this first round clash on May 11, 12 or 13 with the return leg in Nigeria a week later. The overall winners of this ...
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):. The members of the Security Council were briefed on 14 February 2018 by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of the United Nations Integrated ...
Delivered on: 14 February 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Thank you Mr President, and thanks to SRSG Toure and the other briefers for sharing their views and insights. The situation in Guinea Bissau is concerning. It is not the first country in the world to experience a political ...
Ten-year-old Aicha lives in Guinea-Bissau. She is energetic, fearless, and always on the move; running, playing, climbing as though life has no barriers. While at school, she's the life of the playground at recess. So it's hard to believe that only two years ago, Aicha wasn't attending school at all. Difficulties ...
Conakry Agreement remains key to stability in Guinea Bissau - Kuwait envoy ... Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by chronic political instability since gaining independence in 1974, he noted, adding that more than one year has passed since the signing of Conakry Agreement without making a ...
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, United Nations, United States, Feb 15 – The UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday urged the Security Council to push the West African country to urgently hold elections to break a political deadlock. Modibo Ibrahim Toure asked the council to offer its support “in ...
Recalls its previous communiques and press statements on the situation in Guinea-Bissau, in particular, Press Statement [PSC/PR/BR.(DCXXXIV)] adopted at its 734th meeting, held on 14 November 2017, urging the Guinea Bissau stakeholders to work resolutely for the effective implementation of the ...
The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau's national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, establish an inclusive Government, organize and conduct timely elections, and implement the priority reforms, a UN envoy for the West African country said ...
Bissau - West Africa's regional bloc has slapped sanctions on 19 lawmakers and associates of the president in Guinea-Bissau, including his son, over the continued failure to end a political impasse, a statement said on Tuesday. The impoverished West African nation has been in the throes of a power ...
West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on Tuesday, accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The decision followed the ...
The critical political situation in Guinea Bissau is putting at risk its institutional and democratic order, with serious implications for the stability in the region. The EU has always acted in close coordination with the other members of the P5 group - the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic ...
3 February 2018 – The top leaders of the African Union and the United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, condemning the recent actions taken by the national authorities to prevent a political party from convening and holding its conference. “The Chairperson of the ...
He appointed Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva by decree after the previous PM resigned in a bid to end a political crisis. The new prime minister's first job will be to organise fresh parliamentary elections in the coming months. ALSO READ: How mega importers reap billions from hungry Kenyans.
Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late on Tuesday, in a bid to end a political crisis. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva was appointed by decree after the previous PM Umaro Sissoco Embalo resigned. The West African nation has ...
BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late on Tuesday, appointing Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva by decree after the previous PM resigned in a bid to end a political crisis. The new prime minister's first job will be to organise fresh parliamentary elections in the ...
Kosovo First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli has announced that Guinea Bissau “again confirmed” that it has recognized Kosovo. Pacolli told Pristina-based KTV that he received a note about the confirmation of recognition, and presented it to the viewers and to the host of the show, the ...
Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late on Tuesday, appointing Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva by decree after the previous PM resigned in a bid to end a political crisis. The new prime minister's first job will be to organise fresh parliamentary elections in the ...
BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late on Tuesday, appointing Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva by decree after the previous PM resigned in a bid to end a political crisis. The new prime minister's first job will be to organise fresh parliamentary elections in the ...
Infrastructure investment proposed by the Guinea-Bissau government under the State Budget for 2018 is welcome as it helps to fill serious gaps, but the process has to be very well managed, said the team from the International Monetary Fund which was on a mission to the country from 17 to 23 January.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from January 17-23, 2018, to evaluate the draft 2018 budget, assess the fiscal and debt implications of an intended scaling up of infrastructure investments, and discuss recent developments in the banking sector.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from January 17-23, 2018, to evaluate the draft 2018 budget, assess the fiscal and debt implications of an intended scaling up of infrastructure investments, and discuss recent developments in the banking sector.
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Jan 14 – Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo has submitted his resignation to the president, in a bid to end a two-year political crisis in the poor west African nation. Guinea-Bissau has been in the throes of a power struggle since ...
At its latest summit on December 16, the ECOWAS west African bloc urged Guinea-Bissau's leaders to resolve the crisis marring their tiny nation within two months, or else face sanctions. Vaz and former prime minister Pereira — who heads the ruling party — have accused each other of blocking the ...
On the coldest days in Yorkshire, with a family tragedy behind him, sooty black buildings all around and an uncertain future ahead, Ronaldo Vieira wondered what he was doing. There was the time his twin brother, Romario, cried because his hands were frozen and the afternoon when his coach warned ...
During the more than 10-year armed struggle for independence, Guinea Bissau was supported by communist countries such as Cuba and the Soviet Union. After independence in 1974, many Guinea-Bissauan citizens went to these countries to study. The first bank in Guinea Bissau was built by a female ...


 

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