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UN “Pleased” With Guinea Bissau Election

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. mission in Guinea Bissau says the world body and its international partners are “very pleased” with the country’s presidential vote, as election workers count ballots in the coup-prone West African nation. A spokesman for the U.N. Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau , Vladimir Monteiro, told VOA that turnout was low early during Sunday’s […]

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UN “Pleased” With Guinea Bissau Election

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. mission in Guinea Bissau says the world body and its international partners are “very pleased” with the country’s presidential vote, as election workers count ballots in the coup-prone West African nation. A spokesman for the U.N. Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau , Vladimir Monteiro, told VOA that turnout was low early during Sunday’s […]

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Guinea Bissau Holds Presidential Poll

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in the coup-prone West African nation of Guinea Bissau cast their ballots for a new president on Sunday. Results are expected within one week. Nine candidates are seeking the presidency. The front-runners include former president Kumba Yala, who was overthrown in a 2003 coup, and Carlos Gomes Junior who resigned as prime minister to […]

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Guinea Bissau Holds Presidential Poll

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the coup-prone West African nation of Guinea Bissau are casting ballots for a new president on Sunday. Nine candidates are seeking the presidency in the tiny nation, which won independence from Portugal in 1974. Since then, Guinea Bissau has struggled through a dictatorship, three coups and the 2009 assassination of a president. No […]

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Voters Casting Ballots in Guinea Bissau’s Presidential Election

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Guinea Bissau are heading to the polls Sunday to choose a new president. The tiny west African nation has struggled through a dictatorship, three coups and the 2009 assassination of a president since gaining independence from Portugal in 1974. No president has served a full five-year term. A challenge facing the nine candidates […]

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Guinea Bissau Holds Presidential Election Sunday

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Guinea Bissau are choosing a new president Sunday. The tiny west African nation has struggled through a dictatorship, three coups and the (2009)) assassination of a president since gaining independence from Portugal in 1974. No elected president has served a full five year term since Guinea Bissau. A challenge facing the nine candidates […]

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Thousands Mourn Guinea-Bissau’s Late President

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners, including political and military officials, have been paying final respects to Guinea-Bissau’s late president Malam Bacai Sanha. Mr. Sanha died in a Paris hospital on January 9 at the age of 64 after suffering from a prolonged, undisclosed illness. His body was flown back for a public viewing on Saturday at the […]

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Guinea-Bissau President’s Funeral Sunday

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners, including political and military officials, have been paying final respects to Guinea-Bissau’s late president Malam Bacai Sanha ahead of Sunday’s funeral. Public viewing began Saturday at the National Assembly Hall in the capital, Bissau. Flags have been flying at half staff, marking the 7-day mourning period since his death Monday. Mr. Sanha […]

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UN Urges Fair Elections in Guinea Bissau

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is urging Guinea-Bissau to hold free and fair elections in a timely manner, following the death of president Malam Bacai Sanha early this week. The 15-member body says the military should respect civilian rule, and the council urged authorities to increase security in an effort to discourage any civil disobedience. The […]

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Guinea Bissau Opposition Rejects Plan for Interim President

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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One day after the death of Guinea-Bissau’s president Malam Bacai Sanha, opposition parties are rejecting a plan for the head of the National Assembly to serve as interim president. Under the constitution, the parliament chief is to serve as interim leader and organize elections, which are to be held within 90 days of the president’s […]

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