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Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

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

news from Guinea Bissau

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Containers of corruption

The government of West Africa’s leading narco-state remains tight-lipped about a corruption case involving three officials of the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry who were ar...

A runaway army

Led by a ‘drug kingpin’, April’s coup may be part of a military struggle for control of international drug trafficking networks

The latest military coup to rock the tiny state of Guinea Bissau began on 1 April, when a pickup truck full of armed and drunken soldiers arrived at the United Nations office in Bi...

Mutually assured destruction

The main threat to peace in Bissau is a coup d’état following the fatal bombing of the Army Chief of Staff, General Batista Tagme Na Waie, on 1 March and the retaliatory killing of...

A cocaine coup fails

Things turned nasty in late July, when the Minister of Justice, Carmelita Pires, and the Public Prosecutor, Luis Manuel Cabral, received death threats. This was due to their persis...

Cocaine central

President Vieira's feeble regime is being almost overwhelmed by the drugs trade

Cocaine has been, after oil, West Africa's highest value export to Europe in recent months, according to regional police reports. The coca which forms the basis of the drug is not ...

The cocaine web spreads

Latin America's druglords are doing multimillion dollar business with West Africa's military and their politician pals

From their heydays in Nigeria in the 1980s, Latin America's druglords are diversifying their business in Africa. Nigerian traders still play a key role: they are regarded as world ...

On edge

Recounts in three regions are possible after losing candidate Malam Bacai Sanhá disputed provisional election results giving former military ruler João Bernardo 'Nino...

Yala the spoiler

In the second round of the presidential elections due on 17 or 24 July, Malam Bacai Sanha of the ruling Partido Africano da Independência de Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC)...

Yala's unlamented end

Africa's most predicted coup finally happened on 14 September when Army Chief of Staff General Verissimo Correia Seabra stepped in to end President Kumba Yala's ill-starred three a...

Death of a veteran

It seems that troops loyal to President Kumba Yala killed self-proclaimed Chief of Staff General Ansumane Mane in an ambush about 30 kilometres from the capital, Bissau, on 23 Nove...

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