Guinea-Bissau’s political crisis deepens
20 May 2022 | 6:09 am
Opposition parties and constitutional experts have slammed President Umaro Sissoco Embalo's decision to dissolve parliament. The move has heightened fears in the coup-prone West African nation.
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5 Mar 2020
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4 May 2020
A shipment of a Malagasy herbal tea, that President Andry Rajoelina has touted as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus and hopes to distribute across West Africa and beyond, arrives in Guinea-Bissau. Baptised Covid-Organics, the drink is derived from artemisia -- a plant with proven efficacy in malaria treatment -- and other indigenous herbs.
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20 Dec 2021
The country's military government has its work cut out for it, as it copes with the threat of Islamic extremism and ECOWAS sanctions.
31 Dec 2021
The president of Guinea-Bissau has negotiated an oil deal with his counterpart from Senegal, without parliamentary approval. Umaro Sissoco Embalo is now facing a ministerial uprising supported by civil society.
18 Jan 2022
The Super Eagles of Nigeria may further consolidate her position as the country faces Guinea Bissau in the third group stage game of the AFCON 2022 tournament this evening. Nigeria edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first game of the competition and the Falcons of Jediane to secure a top position in the group. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
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Guinea-Bissau's president says the situation is back under control after an attempted coup in the country. Earlier in the day, gunfire was heard at the presidential palace. Also, South Africa is coming out of its fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with schools set to reopen. And we hear from the first woman referee at the Africa Cup of Nations. Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga says she is honoured, excited and wants to encourage more women and girls to do the same.
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