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Guinea-Bissau police say 1.8 tonnes of cocaine seized in biggest ever haul

03 Sep 2019

BISSAU Police in Guinea-Bissau have seized more than 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in flour bags in the biggest seizure in the country's history, authorities said on Tuesday.

Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit

25 Mar 2017

BISSAU Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralysed the coup-prone West African country.

Guinea Bissau PM to resign after appointment ruled unconstitutional

09 Sep 2015

BISSAU Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Baciro Dja said on Wednesday he would resign after the Supreme Court ruled that his appointment by the president last month violated the country's constitution.

China demand fuels illegal timber logging in Guinea-Bissau

21 May 2014

BUBA Guinea-Bissau When middlemen for Chinese traders approached Yusuf Diallo to cut timber from his farm in Guinea-Bissau, he says he knew he had no choice. Soldiers had simply threatened his neighbours when they refused.

China demand fuels illegal timber logging in Guinea-Bissau

21 May 2014

BUBA, Guinea-Bissau When middlemen for Chinese traders approached Yusuf Diallo to cut timber from his farm in Guinea-Bissau, he says he knew he had no choice. Soldiers had simply threatened his neighbors when they refused.

Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau presidential vote, loser rejects result

20 May 2014

BISSAU Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz won a high-stakes presidential run-off election in Guinea-Bissau meant to draw a line under a 2012 coup, the elections commission said on Tuesday, but the losing candidate rejected the result.

Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau presidential vote, loser rejects result

20 May 2014

BISSAU Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz won a high-stakes presidential run-off election in Guinea-Bissau meant to draw a line under a 2012 coup, the elections commission said on Tuesday, but the losing candidate rejected the result.

Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau presidential run-off: elections commission

20 May 2014

BISSAU Former Finance Minister Jose Mario Vaz has won a high-stakes presidential run-off election in Guinea-Bissau meant to draw a line under a 2012 coup, the elections commission said on Tuesday.

Voting ends in Guinea-Bissau post-coup presidential run-off

18 May 2014

BISSAU Guinea-Bissau's presidential frontrunner sought to dispel fears of potential meddling by the chronically unstable nation's army as voters cast their ballots on Sunday in a run-off election meant to draw a line under a 2012 military coup.

Voting ends in Guinea-Bissau post-coup presidential run-off

18 May 2014

BISSAU Guinea-Bissau's presidential frontrunner sought to dispel fears of potential meddling by the chronically unstable nation's army as voters cast their ballots on Sunday in a run-off election meant to draw a line under a 2012 military coup.

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