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Vol 64 No 20

Published 5th October 2023

Guinea Bissau

Two hands on the levers of power

Faction fighting between members of the old ruling party paralyses government and threatens catastrophe for vital cashew exports

A new government took office in mid-August pledging cohabitação (cohabitation). But the cohabitees– parliament and president – look as divided as ever as the economy heads into meltdown. A coalition government dominated by the Plataforma Aliança Inclusiva – Terra Ranka ('Inclusive Alliance Platform – the country takes off!'), which won the 4 June legislative elections, is nominally in charge.

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