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Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

Population: 1.86 mn.
GDP: $1.35 bn.
Debt: $0.33 bn.

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Vaz gives in

After two-and-a-half years of conflict between President José Mário Vaz and the majority of his Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC), led by Domingos...


Vaz defies sanctions

As Ecowas tries to intervene, the standoff between the President and the reformist wing of his own party drags on

President José Mário Vaz's conflict with members of his own party and with West African and other international bodies is no nearer resolution, despite fresh attempts to pressure h...


Vaz clings to power

The President is ignoring the constitutional requirement to call elections and Parliament is deadlocked

Three years after general elections that were widely hailed as free and fair and which ended two years of post-coup transitional government, and two years after a promising donor r...


Big win for Vaz

In what most opponents of Guinea-Bissau's corrupt elite view as a serious blow, the Supreme Court ruled on 14 July that the appointment of Baciro Djá as Prime Minister by President...


A 'presidential coup'

Despite a court ruling against him, the head of state has re-appointed a controversial Prime Minister

President José Mário Vaz's appointment of ruling party renegade Baciro Djá as Prime Minister on 27 May marks a tactical victory in the chronic conflict between the reform faction a...


War for the soul of the state

The struggle between a rent-seeking old guard and young reformers bent on making history of impunity has reached a crucial juncture

Almost six months after President José Mario Vaz 'Jomav' sacked the popular Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira, a deadly struggle for power grinds on. Both sides are represent...


The old demons return

Just as the country begins to recover from military rule, the governing party’s cracks re-open, bringing back instability

The governmental crisis has rapidly become a constitutional crisis as the battle lines are drawn between supporters of President José Mário Vaz and those of the Prime Minister he d...


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...


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