Guinea Bissau

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ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau

Begin: 04/12

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United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea Bissau (UN-Peacebuilding)
Authorization date: 06/09

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Guinea-Bissau newly appointed PM resigns under pressure from Ecowas (09.11.2019)

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said.

UN Security Council issues call for stability, elections (05.11.2019)

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. Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz triggered the latest escalation in an ongoing power struggle with the ruling PAIGC...

Guinea-Bissau President names new PM but old one refuses to go (29.10.2019)

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister on Tuesday but his sacked predecessor refused to step down, intensifying a bitter power struggle between Vaz and the ruling party weeks ahead of a presidential election.

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections, Security Council hears (10.09.2019)

Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the...

Guinea Bissau in power vacuum after president's term ends (26.06.2019)

Guinea Bissau has been plunged into a power vacuum after the president's term ended on Sunday without a government in place despite the naming of Aristides Gomes as prime minister. President José Mário Vaz is now blackmailing Parliament to extend his reign until November 24 when elections are...

‘A new chapter’ dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official (10.03.2019)

The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, has congratulated politicians, voters and officials across the country for the peaceful conduct of Sunday’s national assembly elections. … Last month, the Security Council approved a resolution which will see the...

AU deploys election observation mission for legislative elections (03.03.2019)

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) … has approved the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission (STO) to the Republic of Guinea -Bissau to observe the country's legislative elections scheduled for the 10th of March 2019.

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