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Guinea Bissau Election Marred by Assassination

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Guinea Bissau’s election commission has asked for more security at election offices after a top military official was killed the same day of presidential polling. Desejado Lima da Costa tells VOA that the military has agreed to provide the extra security. He says the country’s army chief has also given assurances that […]

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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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50 Repprted Killed in Road Accident in Guinea

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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About 50 people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in a road accident in eastern Guinea on Saturday. Local government official Alhassane Conde issued a statement saying a truck was involved in the accident. He expressed condolences to the family. The French news agency quotes a witness as saying that 46 bodies […]

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Guinea Charges Official Over 2009 Stadium Massacre

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Guinean court has filed charges against a government official for his alleged role in the 2009 massacre of anti-government demonstrators. Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara is the highest-level official to be charged in connection with the crackdown, in which government forces fired on people protesting the military junta that ruled Guinea at the time. More […]

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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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