Guinea Bissau

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United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea Bissau (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 01/10

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ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau

Begin: 04/12

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Talks to bring opposition into Guinea-Bissau government break down (29.09.2015)

Guinea-Bissau's largest opposition party, the Party of Social Renewal (PRS), will not be joining a new government that is seeking to turn the page on a crisis that has threatened to destabilize the nation, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

Prime minister’s appointment ‘important step’ for ending crisis, says Security Council (21.09.2015)

The United Nations Security Council took note of the recent appointment of Carlos Correia as the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau as an important step towards ending the country’s political crisis, and stressed the importance of forming a new Government at the earliest.

ECOWAS extends mission in crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau (12.09.2015)

West Africa's ECOWAS regional bloc on Saturday extended a security force in Guinea-Bissau into 2016 to help protect state institutions amid a political crisis that has left the country without a government.

Guinea-Bissau prime minister resigns (08.09.2015)

Guinea-Bissau's prime minister has resigned after 20 days in the post and two days after appointing his cabinet. Baciro Dja handed in his resignation after the Supreme Court ruled his appointment violated the constitution. There has been political turmoil in the West African nation since President...

UN officials warn political turbulence in Guinea-Bissau puts past gains at risk (28.08.2015)

With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders would rise to their “historic responsibility” to preserve the gains made so far in the interest of the...

Nigeria: Buhari mandates Obasanjo to mediate in Guinea Bissau crisis (21.08.2015)

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched former President Olusegun Obasanjo to Guinea Bissau to mediate and help find a solution to the political crisis brewing there. Trouble erupted in Guinea Bissau following the dismissal of Prime Minister, Domingos Simoes Pereira, and his cabinet by President...

Security Council says dialogue key to peaceful resolution of country's crisis (17.08.2015)

Expressing concern over the current political developments in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council has called on leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving the crisis in the interest of peace in the country.