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Guinea-Bissau votes in presidential runoff to end turmoil

Dec 29, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The results are not expected until next week

ELECTIONS. A man gets ready to cast his vote at a polling station in Bissau early on November 24, 2019, as part of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau. File photo by John Wessels/AFPJOHN WESSELS / AFP

Second-round presidential campaign begins in Guinea-Bissau

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

It's a race between Domingos Simoes Pereira from the traditional ruling party, and opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo

CAMPAIGN. In this file photo, a campaign poster of one of the main opposition candidate, Domingos Simoes Pereira is seen along the road on the eve of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election on November 23, 2019, in Bissau. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Electoral frontrunners such as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz and ex-prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira promise to tackle endemic problems such as corruption and joblessness

AT THE POLLS. A man gets ready to cast his vote at a polling station in Bissau early on November 24, 2019, as part of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau. Some 700,000 voters are registered for the November 24 poll. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

11 killed in minibus blaze in Guinea-Bissau

Mar 09, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The accident occurs on Thursday night, March 8, after the overcrowded vehicle left the village of Konkoli, near the capital Bissau, on an 80-kilometer (50-mile) trip to a market in Bissora

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline passes

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

UPDATED Jammeh was given a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action but diplomats say he remained in The Gambia by 2330 GMT

EVACUATION. Tourists prepare to leave their hotel in Banjul on January 18, 2017 after the British Government changed the travel advisory for Gambia to amber due to the state of emergency issued by Gambian President Jammeh. Stringer/AFP

Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares a state of emergency just two days before he is due to step down

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Guinea-Bissau forms new govt after 2-month stalemate

Oct 13, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The new team includes 15 ministers and 14 secretaries of state mostly from the previous government and the ruling African party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde PAIGC

Health workers death toll mounts in West Africa as Ebola spreads

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED The World Health Organization voices concern about the unprecedented number of healthcare workers hit by the Ebola outbreak

French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) staff members standing wearing protective gear at the MSF ELWA hospital in Monrovia, 21 August 2014. Zoom Dosso/AFP

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

A total of 399 people have died of Ebola 280 of them in Guinea The World Health Organization however insists that travel bans are not the answer

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Egypt readmitted to African Union

Jun 18, 2014 - 5:18 PM

The African Union also readmitted Guinea Bissau which was suspended following a military coup in 2012

Jose Mario Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau election

May 21, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Vaz tells journalists he s very happy and a bit surprised by the enthusiasm shown for him

VICTORY. Chief of State Major of Army of Guinea-Bissau Antonio Indjai (L) with new president Jose Mario Vaz (R) after being declared winner of the elections, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, May 20, 2014. Mussa Balde/EPA