Guinea-Bissau

By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2014
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Nearly 800,000 people, most going to the polls for the first time, are expected to cast their vote Sunday for one of 13 politicians seeking the presidency, with 15 parties fielding candidates for parliamentary seats. The election aims to usher in new leadership in the impoverished West African nation...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 6th, 2013
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A former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau in western Africa appeared in a New York City courtroom on Friday to face charges regarding cocaine trafficking, according to a drug enforcement official, Ronald Kubisty. Rear Admiral Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto was flown to New York City after he was detai...
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Dec 10th, 2012
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Ghana’s incumbent President John Dramani Mahama has been re-elected with 50.7 per cent of the vote. That’s according to results posted on the Electoral Commission’s Facebook page. But Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party lead by Nana Akufo-Addo has accused the governing party of conspiring with Com...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Oct 21st, 2012
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Six people have been killed in a gunbattle in troubled of Guinea-Bissau in what officials are calling a failed coup attempt. Officials in the West African country say government troops repelled an attack before dawn Sunday on the airforce base near the capital, Bissau. Casualties among the government...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 22nd, 2012
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Six weeks after it toppled the government and derailed elections, Guinea-Bissau’s military junta said on Tuesday it was handing power back to the West African state’s civilian leaders. This follows a deal between the self-styled Military Command and the regional bloc ECOWAS that put in pl...
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May 18th, 2012
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On 12 April 2012 the people of Guinea-Bissau and the international community were surprised by another coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau. There have been several since the country declared its independence in 1973. While Guinea-Bissau has become accustomed to violence and tragic events (military cou...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 18th, 2012
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About 70 soldiers from Burkina Faso were deployed in Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, the advance party of a 600-strong West African force that is due to replace Angolan troops and oversee a transition back to civilian rule. Plagued by decades of coups and instability and now also a major hub for cocaine s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 15th, 2012
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Abuja – West African regional powerhouse Nigeria said on Monday it will deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau this week to shore up security after a coup in the former Portuguese colony last month. Nigeria remains “committed” to pledges to deploy troops to both Guinea-Bissau and Mali follo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 14th, 2012
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Bissau – West Africa’s regional bloc has named a politician in Guinea-Bissau to lead the transitional government after a coup. The group met earlier in the week in the West African nation and named Serifo Nhamadjo to the post for one year. He was among a group of presidential candidates w...
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In Documents
May 2nd, 2012
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ECOWAS has imposed diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions on Guinea Bissau after talks in Banjul on 29th April 2012 between Foreign Ministers of the regional Contact Group and Guinea Bissau’s political stakeholders failed to reach an arrangement to return the country to constitutional rul...