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Cabinet of Guinea-Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló Prime Minister Florentino Mendes Pereira Minister of State, Energy and Industry Botché Candé Minister of State and Interior Aristides Ocante da Silva Minister of State, Combatants of […]

New government announced in Guinea Bissau

Recently appointed Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embaló has announced the members of his Cabinet who were sworn in to office yesterday afternoon. There are 37 members of the government with […]

President dismisses his Cabinet in accordance with the Conakry Agreement

President José Mário Vaz has announced the dismissal of his Cabinet in accordance with the Conakry Agreement which was signed on 14th October. The agreement follows a sustained period of […]

Agreement reached on new Cabinet

Following two months of political deadlock Guinea-Bissau now has a new Cabinet. The drama started when President José Mário Vaz dismissed his Prime Minister, Domingos Simões Pereira, in mid-August and […]

Carlos Correia appointed PM for fourth time

President Bissau José Mário Vaz has nominated Carlos Correia to become the country’s new prime minister. Correia, who is 81, will be taking up the post for the fourth time […]

PM resigns

Prime Minister Baciro Djá has resigned following a ruling by the Supreme Court that his appointment was unconstitutional. Djá was appointed by President José Mário Vaz in mid-August soon after […]

Baciro Djá named Prime Minister

President José Mário Vaz has appointed Baciro Djá to be the new prime minister of Guinea-Bissau. Vaz sacked his previous prime minister, Domingos Simões Pereira, last week after a simmering […]

President sacks PM and Cabinet

Following a period of political crisis in the country, President José Mário Vaz has dismissed his Prime Minister, Domingos Simões Pereira, and all the members of his Cabinet. In a […]

José Mário Vaz elected President

The National Elections Commission (CNE) announced yesterday that José Mário Vaz (known as Jomav) of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) won the […]

Presidential 2014

The election took place in two rounds, on 13 April and 18 May 2014. In the first round results were as follows: José Mário Vaz (PAIGC) 40.89% Nuno Gomes Nabiam (Independent) […]

Presidential election second round today

Guinea-Bissau will vote for the second time to elect a President today. In the first round turnout was 89.29%, a record amount which amply demonstrates the will of the people […]

Presidential runoff on 18th May

Jose Mario Vaz, Guinea-Bissau’s former finance minister and candidate for the ruling PAIGC party will face Independent Nuno Gomes Na Bian in a second round runoff for the presidential election […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National People’s Assembly took place on 13 April 2014. African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (Partido Africano da  Independência da Guiné e […]

Fourth time lucky; Guinea-Bissau finally goes to the polls

The 775,500 voters of Guinea-Bissau will go to the polls today to elect a new president and parliament. The elections were due to be held in 2012 but a military […]

Second minister resigns over Syrian refugees

A second minister has resigned over the incident of 74 Syrian refugees being forced onto a TAP (Portuguese Airlines) aircraft to Lisbon, Portugal. This time it is Interior Minister António […]

Foreign Minister tenders resignation over human trafficking

The Foreign Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Fernando Delfim da Silva has tendered his resignation to Acting President Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo. The Foreign Minister made his decision after it emerged that 74 […]