updated Fri. December 15, 2023
April 25, 2018
... 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 sensitizedÃâÃÂ ...
SCORE NIGERIA (blog)
April 24, 2018
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 areÃâÃÂ ...
April 17, 2018
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 summitÃâÃÂ ...
April 16, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
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 andÃâÃÂ ...
International Monetary Fund
April 2, 2018
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)  and on the authorities' request for one-yearÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
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 andÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
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 theÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
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 toÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
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-BissauÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
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.
March 5, 2018
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 awayÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
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 inÃâÃÂ ...
February 22, 2018
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 IntegratedÃâÃÂ ...
February 16, 2018
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. DifficultiesÃâÃÂ ...
Capital FM Kenya
February 15, 2018
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 “inÃâÃÂ ...
UN News Centre
February 14, 2018
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 saidÃâÃÂ ...
February 6, 2018
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 sinceÃâÃÂ ...
Voice of America
February 6, 2018
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 ofÃâÃÂ ...
February 6, 2018
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 powerÃâÃÂ ...
February 4, 2018
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 EconomicÃâÃÂ ...
February 1, 2018
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 hasÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
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 parliamentaryÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
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 inÃâÃÂ ...
news and opinion