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Osinbajo to Attend Ecowas Extraordinary Summit On Guinea Bissau

[Vanguard] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Friday attend an Extraordinary ECOWAS summit in the Republic of Niger, put together to address the crisis in Guinea Bissau. (AllAfrica)

UN Security Council Issues Call for Stability, Elections

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council on Monday joined regional voices calling for restraint and dialogue to end the latest political crisis in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau. (AllAfrica)

Citizens Hold Their Breath - Again - As Uncertainty Deepens

[The Conversation Africa] Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz announced earlier this week that he had sacked the government. His decision threw the West African country into further chaos and casts doubt over elections planned for this month. (AllAfrica)

Coup, Drug Claims Rock Guinea Bissau Politics

[East African] A blame game has ensued among Guinea Bissau's political elites after President Jose Mario Vaz dissolved the government led by Prime Minister Aristide Gomez on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Mr. Mamadou Diallo of Guinea - Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS)

[UN] New York -United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau. (AllAfrica)

AU, UN Urge Calm Ahead of Presidential Election

[Ghanaian Times] The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and African regional economic communities on Tuesday urged all political actors in Guinea-Bissau to resolve any disputes through discussions as the West African country is set to hold presidential election in November this year. (AllAfrica)

Bissau-Guinean Chiefs Urge Gambians to Jealously Guard Peace

[The Point] In a meeting with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on Friday, a visiting delegation of traditional chiefs from Guinea Bissau urged Gambians to jealously guard and strongly cherish the prevailing peace and stability in the country. (AllAfrica)

Rivalries Ahead of Election Raise Questions About Stability

[The Conversation Africa] In recent times, Guinea-Bissau has made promising political gains despite a long history of coups. This was reflected most clearly when the country held peaceful and successful legislative elections in March. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Down Guinea Bissau to Top Group F

[CAF] Cairo -Second half strikes from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey handed Ghana a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau in their Group F Day Three match on Tuesday in Suez and a place at the knockout stage of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ghana to Tame the African Wild Dogs

[Ghanaian Times] GHANA'S avowed bid to win this year's African Cup of Nations and break a 37-year-old hoodoo, is still on despite garnering only two points from two games in the campaign. (AllAfrica)

Black Stars Search for Goals to Avoid Early Exit

[Monitor] El Hadji Diouf, a two-time African Footballer of the Year (2001, 2002), praised Ghana Black Stars for their tactical display against Cameroon during their Group F clash in Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. The match in Ismailia ended goalless. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Sends Envoy to Guinea Bissau Ahead of Elections

[Premium Times] 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. (AllAfrica)

AU Deploys an Election Observation Mission for the Legislative Elections in Guinea - Bissau

[African Union] African Union deploys an Election Observation Mission for the Legislative Elections in Guinea -Bissau (AllAfrica)

Underpaid and Abused, Domestic Workers Seek Protection

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bissau -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. (AllAfrica)

UN Security Council Visits Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

[Africa Renewal] 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. (AllAfrica)

In West Africa, UN Security Council Visits Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

[UN News] In Abidjan, Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba of Equatorial Guinea, Council President and co-lead of the mission to Côte d'Ivoire (centre left), meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire, Marcel Amon-Tanoh alongside a Ministry delegation. (AllAfrica)

Govt Naturalizes Senegalese Refugees

[VOA] Senegalese refugees in Guinea-Bissau are getting identification cards after years -- and, for some, decades -- of living in a state of limbo. (AllAfrica)

Sub-Regional Training On Mediation

[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia- Bissau Guinea Women Peace Forum held two workshops from 19 to 25 November 2018 in Ziguinchor. (AllAfrica)

Women Team Up to Boost Business Know-How, Sales

[VOA] A group of young female business owners in Guinea Bissau have banded together to increase their business knowledge. They say the cooperation is increasing sales. From street vendors to women who own their own shops, Adele Gomes likes to encourage young female entrepreneurs in Guinea Bissau. (AllAfrica)

Namibia, Guinea Bissau Share Spoils - Brave Warriors Remain On Top

[Namibia Economist] NFA -The Brave Warriors and Guinea Bissau played to a thrilling goalless draw at the Sam Nujoma Sadium in Windhoek in their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals qualifiers to remain top of Group K on eight points each. (AllAfrica)

We Can Still Qualify for 2019 Afcon, Says Hopeful Mannetti

[New Era] Windhoek -Despite being held to an exhilarating goalless draw by the visiting Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau in Saturday's 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group K crunch qualifier at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, all hope is not yet lost for the Brave Warriors as chances remain aplenty for Namibia to make a historic third appearance at Africa's biggest football showpiece. (AllAfrica)

Buhari, Guinea Bissau Leader Meet Over Elections

[Guardian] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari and his Guinea Bissau counterpart, Jose Mario Vaz, yesterday met behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa. (AllAfrica)

Buhari, Guinea Bissau President in Closed Door Meeting

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting behind closed doors with the Guinea Bissau President, Jose Mario Vaz at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

AFCON Qualifiers 2019 - Crunch Game On Saturday According to Mannetti

[CAF] The Brave Warriors will have to be on top of their game on Saturday when they take on joint Group K leaders Guinea Bissau in their penultimate 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals qualifiers with victory sealing a place at the finals in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Provides Vehicles, $.5m to Support Guinea Bissau Election

[Daily Trust] The federal government has approved US$500,000 electoral kits and number of vehicles to support the conduct of legislative election in Guinea Bissau. (AllAfrica)

Recovering From the Storm

[IFRC] Under heavy rain, Ica Lopes Da Silva, accompanied by her son Julio Cesar, tries to carry, towards a rented tricycle motorbike, the items she has just received from the Red Cross of Guinea Bissau. The 53-year-old woman lives with disability but insists she has to participate in the offloading and loading exercise. It took lengthy negotiations by Red Cross volunteers to dissuade and spare her from this difficult task. (AllAfrica)

Communiqué On the Visit of the Chairperson of the Commission in Guinea-Bissau

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, visited Guinea-Bissau today as part of his tour of West Africa, during which he traveled to Senegal, from 1 to 3 October 2018, and The Gambia, from 3 to 4 October 2018. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Bissau Condemns U.S. Blockade On Cuba

[New Dawn] Guinea Bissau Ambassador to Cuba Abel Coelho has rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States maintains against Cuba. (AllAfrica)

Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

U-20 Afcon Qualifier - Eneji Tips Flying Eagles to Pip Guinea Bissau

[Vanguard] As the Flying Eagles jet out today for Guinea Bissau for the first leg of the 2019 U20 AFCON qualifier on Saturday, Plateau United striker, Peter Eneji has assured that the team will not disappoint. (AllAfrica)

Flying Eagles Off to Bissau

[Guardian] Nigeria's U-20 boys, Flying Eagles, will depart for Guinea Bissau today to take on their Guinea Bissau counterparts in the first leg of a 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations second round qualifying fixture on Saturday. (AllAfrica)