Security Council Presidential Statement, Deploring Military Interference, Urges Guinea-Bissau Authorities to Ensure Elections Without Further Delay
[UN]Addressing the situation in Guinea-Bissau today, the Security Council strongly deplored the repeated military interferences in civilian affairs and called for respect of the constitutional order, including the electoral process.
Guinea-Bissau - Security Council Warns of Potential Sanctions If Elections Hindered
[UN News]The United Nations Security Council today urged a return to constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, which has postponed presidential and legislative elections until next year, and warned that it would consider further measures - such as sanctions - against anyone who hampers such efforts in the West African country.
Sub-Saharan Africa Scores Badly on Corruption Index
[VOA]Several African nations were among the worst performers in Transparency International's annual report on perceived corruption.
Newly-Found HIV Strain Leads More Quickly to Aids
[VOA]Researchers say a new strain of HIV found in West Africa leads to faster development of AIDS.
Credible Elections Vital for Restoring Constitutional Order, Says UN Envoy
[UN News]The holding of credible and peaceful elections next year is vital for the process of restoring constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, urging continued international support to help the West African nation complete this process.
China Offers 1,400 Tonnes of Rice to Guinea Bissau
[Focac]Bissau -China has offered 1,400 tonnes of rice to Guinea Bissau to help it address the problem of food shortage, an official source in Bissau said on Tuesday.
Nation Needs International Engagement
[Chatham House]Guineans should have been casting ballots today, 24 November, but elections have once again been postponed until 16 March 2014. This is an opportune moment for the international community to engage with Guinea-Bissau.
Credible Elections Key to Restoring Constitutional Order in Guinea-Bissau
[UN]Progress in restoring constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau following the 2012 coup d'├ętat remained "frustratingly slow" amid electoral delays and a generalized climate of fear, the United Nations senior official in the West African country told the Security Council today, stressing that the onus was now on the transitional Government to ensure the timely holding of presidential and legislative elections next year.
Govt Continues Following Up Guinea Bissau Situation
[ANGOP]The Angolan Foreign Minister, Georges Chikoti, said Thursday in Luanda that the country, through the Portuguese-speaking Community (CPLP) and other partners, continues to follow up the political and military process in Guinea Bissau.