Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls on March 10 to elect a new parliament in the hope of ending a protracted leadership deadlock in a country that has become well-known for drug trafficking and instability. The ruling party fielded candidates along with 20 opposition parties, voting was peaceful and turnout was high - but the question that remains is whether or not the poll will mark the end of a long period of political crisis and the beginning of a new era in the West African country.
Will Elections in Guinea-Bissau End Years of Political Crisis?
Deutsche Welle, 9 March 2019
On Sunday a new parliament will be elected in Guinea-Bissau. 21 parties are battling for 102 seats. Guineans hope the poll will mark the end of a long period of political crisis in… Read more »
'A New Chapter' Dawns for Democracy in Guinea-Bissau - Top UN Official
UN News, 11 March 2019
The UN's Deputy Special Representative in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, has congratulated politicians, voters and officials across the country for the peaceful conduct… Read more »
The central Avenida dos Combatentes da Liberdade da Pátria avenue in the capital Bissau (file photo).
Buhari Sends Envoy to Guinea Bissau Ahead of Elections
Premium Times, 5 March 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as special envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections in the country. Read more »
AU Deploys an Election Observation Mission for the Legislative Elections in Guinea - Bissau
African Union, 3 March 2019
African Union deploys an Election Observation Mission for the Legislative Elections in Guinea -Bissau Read more »
Underpaid and Abused, Domestic Workers Seek Protection
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 22 February 2019
Guinea-Bissau, one of Africa's poorest states, excludes domestic workers from its national labour law, giving them little protection against exploitation and abuse, activists say. Read more »
UN Security Council Visits Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau
Africa Renewal, 19 February 2019
Members of the United Nations Security Council are on a mission to West Africa where they are reviewing strides made in peacebuilding by both Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. Read more »
The country's political crisis was top of the agenda of the recent Ecowas summit in Liberia.
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has noted the commitment of Nigeria to continue supporting the ECOWAS-led mediation process and the full restoration of peace in Guinea Bissau. ... Read more »
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