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Guinea-Bissau takes delivery of Madagascar’s herbal mixture covid-organics

Madagascar on Saturday delivered to Guinea-Bissau a shipment of a herbal tea that President Andry Rajoelina has touted as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus and hopes to distribute across West Africa and beyond.Baptised Covid-Organics, the drink is...

Guinea-Bissau PM, 3 ministers test positive for Covid-19

Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for the novel coronavirus alongside three members of his cabinet, the health ministry said on Wednesday.Nabiam, Interior Minister Botche Cande and two other ministers were diagnosed on Tuesday and have...

Columbian and Bissau-Guinean drug lords handed record jail terms

A court in Guinea-Bissau has handed record jail terms to two suspects accused of trafficking almost two tonnes of cocaine into the country, the AFP news agency reports.The West Africa nation has for many years been used as a...

Guinea-Bissau crisis deepens as UN urges peaceful solution

An ongoing dispute in Guinea-Bissau over December presidential election results, is casting a military shadow over the West African country. After rival parties both inaugurated different presidents, troops this week occupied the Supreme Court building and shut down state...

Soldiers occupy Guinea-Bissau supreme court grounds

A dozen soldiers have occupied the grounds of Guinea-Bissau's Supreme Court, the court said Tuesday, deepening a post-election crisis that has resulted in the appointment of rival presidents and the silencing of state media.The West African country's military, which...

Guinea-Bissau president resigns after one day

One of the two men who had been declared president of Guinea Bissau, Capriano Cassamá resigned his office on Sunday - after just one full day in office.Despite not being in the December ballot Cipriano Cassamá was appointed by...

Guinea-Bissau crisis deepens with 2 rival presidents and PMs

Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday, after Umaro Cissoko Embalo, the inaugurated winner of December’s election, swore in a new premier, but parliament appointed a rival interim president.The flurry of clashing appointments adds to...

Guinea-Bissau president sworn in despite request for annulment

Former army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo was sworn in Thursday as president of Guinea-Bissau despite a pending Supreme Court decision on a request to annul the election results.Outgoing President Jose Mario Vaz, who lost in the first round in...

Candidate in chaotic Guinea-Bissau vote says inauguration set for Thursday

One of two candidates in Guinea-Bissau's presidential elections said he would be sworn in on Thursday, even though a bitter row over the vote remains unresolved after nearly two months.Umaro Sissoco Embalo made the announcement on social media on...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission will today convene permanent and non permanent members of the National Electoral Commission, as well...
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