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Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Embalo elected ECOWAS chairman

– – Guinea Bissau President Umaro Embalo has assumed the position of ECOWAS Chairman for the next one year. He was elected at the Accra Summit to succeed Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, who held the position for almost two years. The Sixty-First Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States… Read More
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ECOWAS to deploy troops to Guinea-Bissau after coup attempt

– – ECOWAS leaders have said they will be deploying troops to Guinea-Bissau to help stabilize the country after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt. The country’s president Umaro Sissoco Embaló revealed this week that he and his cabinet were targeted in a coup attempt while attending a meeting. Gunfire was heard near the ministerial building where the meeting was taking place… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau President speaks after failed coup attempt

– – Calm has now returned to Guinea-Bissau after Tuesday’s failed coup attempt with the president Umaro Sissoco Embaló speaking out on the issue. He told reporters that calm has returned to the country after Tuesday’s incident assuring that the situation was now under control. Gunfire was heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and… Read More
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US offers $5m reward for former army chief of Guinea-Bissau

– – The United States government has offered a $5m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of former Guinea-Bissau military chief Antonio Indjai. Mr Indjai led a coup in the West African country in 2012 before he was dismissed two years later in a democratic transition. The US authorities indicted him in 2013 on accusations of plotting… Read More
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Guinea Bissau’s President fails to make it to run-off poll

Guinea Bissau’s incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz has failed to advance to the second round of voting in presidential election, finishing in a distant fourth. Results announced on Wednesday rather put two former Guinea-Bissau prime ministers in the lead. They would contest the presidential run-off vote. The electoral commission said Domingos Simoes Pereira finished first with 40% and Umaro Cissoko… Read More
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Guinea Bissau holds presidential poll after political chaos

Voters in Guinea Bissau are choosing a new president in Sunday’s presidential election after weeks of political chaos. More than 760,000 voters have registered to take part in the poll that opened at 07:00 GMT and will close at 17:00 GMT. There were violent protests ahead of Sunday’s elections after the incumbent president Jose Mario Vaz sacked his entire government… Read More
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Guinea Bissau: ECOWAS forces newly appointed PM to resign

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS has forced Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali to resign. ECOWAS had given Guinea-Bissau an ultimatum to reverse the sacking of the country’s previous prime minister, Aristides Gomes. President Jose Mario Vaz named Imbali prime minister last week after sacking his entire cabinet but the sacked prime minister Aristides Gomes refused to… Read More
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Guinea Bissau President ‘sacks his government’

President of Guinea Bissau Jose Mario Vaz on Monday sacked his entire government. He said the sacking was “with immediate effect.” The President’s decision was read out on national radio. President Vaz justified the sacking of the government saying it was as a result of a “serious political crisis” in the country. The radio announcement said the president considers the… Read More
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Guinea-Bissau’s Ansu Fati gets the world talking

On Sunday Barcelona‘s newest star Ansu Fati made his debut and the wonder-kid from Guinea-Bissau has got the world talking. He became Barca’s second youngest player of all time at the age of just 16, coming off the bench in their 5-2 win over Real Betis. Fati joined the Catalan giants refusing an offer from Real Madrid despite Los Blancos… Read More