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Ex-Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidency; opponent disputes vote

Jan 02 2020

BISSAU Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo has won Guinea-Bissau's presidential vote, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, but his opponent complained of fraud and vowed to contest the result in court. | Video

Guinea-Bissau presidential candidate Embalo claims victory, opponent says wait

Dec 30 2019

BISSAU Former army general and ex-Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo said on Monday he was on course to win Guinea Bissau's presidential election and his opponent urged the nation to await official results. | Video

Guinea-Bissau tallies votes from run-off to choose new president

Dec 29 2019

BISSAU Guinea-Bissau began counting ballots on Sunday after a calm day of voting in a run-off presidential election between two former prime ministers who both promise to bring stability to the turbulent West African nation.

Guinea Bissau counts presidential ballots after weeks of chaos

Nov 24 2019

BISSAU Guinea Bissau began counting ballots on Sunday evening from a presidential election that voters hope will bring change after weeks of political chaos that sparked protests and deadlocked parliament. | Video

Presidential election in chaotic Guinea-Bissau could resolve political impasse

Nov 21 2019

BISSAU After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

Guinea-Bissau police say 1.8 tonnes of cocaine seized in biggest ever haul

Sep 03 2019

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

Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit

Mar 25 2017

BISSAU Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralyzed the coup-prone West African country.

Guinea Bissau PM to resign after appointment ruled unconstitutional

Sep 09 2015

BISSAU Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Baciro Dja said on Wednesday he would resign after the Supreme Court ruled that his appointment by the president last month violated the country's constitution.

China demand fuels illegal timber logging in Guinea-Bissau

May 21 2014

BUBA Guinea-Bissau When middlemen for Chinese traders approached Yusuf Diallo to cut timber from his farm in Guinea-Bissau, he says he knew he had no choice. Soldiers had simply threatened his neighbours when they refused.

China demand fuels illegal timber logging in Guinea-Bissau

May 21 2014

BUBA, Guinea-Bissau When middlemen for Chinese traders approached Yusuf Diallo to cut timber from his farm in Guinea-Bissau, he says he knew he had no choice. Soldiers had simply threatened his neighbors when they refused.

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