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Vol 56 No 8

Published 17th April 2015

Guinea Bissau

New beginnings

The international community is backing the new optimism about the country’s prospects with cash but the military’s bad habits die hard

The euphoria that greeted the pledge of some US$1.5 billion at the 25 March donor conference in Brussels has not stifled all doubts about the political future. There is no shortage of foreign good will towards the nine-month-old all-party coalition government under Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira. President José Mário Vaz appointed Pereira, of the Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC), after winning the presidential election in May last year.

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