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Guinea-Bissau

Country archive · 34 posts


Latest stories about Guinea-Bissau

18 April 2014

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Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

16 October 2013

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‘Thinking with Our Own Heads, Walking with Our Own Feet’ in Guinea-Bissau

Youth collective Movement of Citizen Action was created last year to channel indignation in Guinea-Bissau.

14 October 2013

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Fresh Air for Guinea-Bissau: A Country in Search of Prosperity

In a country isolated by coups d'etat, political tensions and economic imbalances, what are the future alternatives for the people of Guinea-Bissau?

15 April 2013

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Guinea-Bissau President Caught up in ‘Arms for Drugs’ Conspiracy

A drug and arms trafficking scheme in Guinea Bissau appears to go straight to the top. On the eve of the first anniversary of a military coup in Guinea Bissau...

25 March 2013

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Nine Street Kids Die in Senegal Quran School Fire

A raging fire that broke out in Dakar, Senegal in a crowded Islamic school room where students were sleeping killed at least nine children on the night of Sunday 3...

7 February 2013

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Panic and Terror Walk Hand-in-Hand in Guinea-Bissau

As the world's attention is focused on another part of West Africa, the citizens of Guinea-Bissau struggle to bring a worsening human rights situation to regional and international attention. Guinean...

11 January 2013

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Nobel Peacemaker Ramos Horta's Mission to Guinea Bissau

The political chaos in which Guinea Bissau finds itself embroiled - and more so since the April 2012 coup d'etat - may be a little closer to finding a resolution...

13 April 2012

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Guinea-Bissau: Coup d'Etat and the Angolan Military Mission

At nightfall on April 12, the military started yet another coup d'etat in Guinea-Bissau. In recent weeks, allegations of "generalized fraud" in the presidential elections, and the announcement of the...

31 March 2012

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Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

30 March 2012

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Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional Limits on the Presidential Elections

Claims of widespread fraud during the presidential elections in Guinea Bissau, on 18 March, allows for the possibility that the April ballot will take place with a single candidate –...

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