Guinea-Bissau - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Several arrests in the army headquarters following an attack Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:55:31 +0200 Ojong Debra Struggling for Democracy in Guinea-Bissau: Drug Trafficking, Military and Politics Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:47:11 +0100 Dr. Landry Signé Guinea-Bissau: A time for change Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:07:43 +0200 The government of Guinea-Bissau, including its military, civil society, political parties and diplomatic corps have been challenged to work together and build a stable nation, and save the continually plummeting reputation of its leadership. Konye Obaji Ori Guinea-Bissau: EU and U.S. lose war against crime? Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:11:04 +0200 The European Union has given up on its mission to build a stable democracy in Guinea-Bissau just two years after it launched a mission in the West African country to help introduce laws to help administer the armed forces, police and judiciary; to create a civil society. Konye Obaji Ori Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war? Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:17:14 +0200 Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn (street value) worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large quantities of cash and arms, and arrested over 12 suspected drug traffickers, reports claim. Theophilus O'Donkor, Konye Obaji Ori IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Guinea-Bissau Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:25:32 +0200 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Paulo Drummond visited Guinea-Bissau during April 15-18, 2010. The mission met with President Malam Bacaí Sanhá, Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior, President of the National Assembly Raimundo Pereira, Minister of Finance José Mario Vaz, Minister of Economy Helena Embaló, as well as development partners. UN Security Council press statement on Guinea Bissau Fri, 02 Apr 2010 15:54:22 +0200 The members of the Security Council express their concern and also support the statement of the Secretary General over the recent military incidents in Guinea Bissau. Guinea-Bissau: A confused coup d'etat? Fri, 02 Apr 2010 04:21:18 +0200 Civil unrest in Guniea-Bissau has intensified as rebellion leader threatens to kill kidnapped prime minister, while the army chief remains in detention in what has been described as a coup attempt. Portugal and France have immediately condemned the military juntas, calling for a return to constitutional order in the country. Konye Obaji Ori West Africa: A common visa for UEMOA states Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:31:22 +0100 The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has moved a step closer to establishing a common visa that will allow free movement within its eight member states. Capucine Dayen Guinea-Bissau presidential elections: Fate of results in the hands of the military? Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:27:50 +0200 The second round of presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau, Sunday, saw two political elephants standing against each other: Malam Bacai Sanha (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, ruling party) and Koumba Yalla (Social Renovation Party, opposition). The two made development and the fight against violence a number one concern in their manifestos. The country's history is deeply rooted in instability and drug trafficking. Franck Salin Guinea Bissau: Elections so far free and fair Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:46:55 +0200 The European Union monitored elections in Guinea Bissau has been reported to be void of any rigging or violence so far. EU observers posted to 80 out of the 2,700 polling stations received no reports of incidents or complaints during the vote. The elections have come three months after President Vieira was killed by soldiers in an apparent revenge for the death of the head of the army. Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by coups since independence in 1974. Desmond North Guinea Bissau: Political killings unmask a top narco-state Sat, 06 Jun 2009 13:44:24 +0200 Guinea-Bissau Military have killed presidential aspirant Mr. Baciro Dabo and former defense minister Helder Proenca, three weeks ahead of national polls. Ex-prime minister Faustino Embali and several other politicians - all members of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, have been arrested and detained by the military. Will Ghartey-Mould, Konye Obaji Ori Guinea Bissau: High profile killings linked to rivalry Tue, 03 Mar 2009 13:38:48 +0100 Monday's high profile killings in the Guinean capital city of Bissau have neither been linked to a coup d'état nor connected with the booming drug trade in the poor West African country. Rivalry between President Joao Bernardo Vieira and General Tagme Na Waie is Theophilus O'Donkor, Konye Obaji Ori Guinea-Bissau: Military chief killed, President follows suit Mon, 02 Mar 2009 14:29:14 +0100 Political and social instability has been an issue in the relatively poor and fragile west Africa country, by regional standards, since its independence from portugal in 1974. After fighting alongside the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde in 1960, President Vieira took over power in his country, in ... Desmond North Suspected brain behind Guinea-Bissau coup arrested Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:17:14 +0100 In the meantime, the Investigation Commission in charge of the failed putsch is still conducting its investigations with the other suspects already behind bars.