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WHO launches awareness campaign on correct wearing of masks in Guinea-Bissau

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The World Health Organization (WHO) launched on Friday a major awareness campaign called "The Correct Use of Protective Masks" to contain the spread of...
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Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency for another 15 days amid COVID-19 crisis

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President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo announced on Monday night his decision to extend the country's state of emergency for another 15 days until...
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UN envoy calls for continued international engagement with Guinea-Bissau

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The top UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Monday stressed the need for continued international engagement with the country after the expected departure of the...
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Guinea-Bissau reports 17 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 1,195

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Guinea-Bissau reported 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,195. The health authorties of...
A staff member unloads Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Guinea-Bissau receives more donation of medical supplies from Alibaba foundations

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Guinea-Bissau on Monday received a third batch of medical supplies donated by China's Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations to support the country's COVID-19 response,...
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COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau surpass 1,000 with 48 new cases

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Guinea-Bissau's health authorities on Monday reported 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 1,038. ...
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Guinea-Bissau reports 59 new COVID-19 confirmed cases

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Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday reported 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provisional number to 820 cases in the country, the country's health authorities...

COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau reach 761, with 35 new cases

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Guinea-Bissau on Monday reported 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provisional number to 761 cases in the country, according to a senior...
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COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau surpass 500, with 89 new cases

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Guinea-Bissau reported 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 564, Tumane Balde, spokesperson of the...
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Guinea-Bissau reports 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 72 hours

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Guinea-Bissau on Monday reported 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 72 hours, bring the country's total number of confirmed cases to...
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Guinea-Bissau reports 131 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

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Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday reported a record number of 131 new COVID-19 cases in the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to 205 in...
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COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau rise to 74, with 20 new cases

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Guinea-Bissau reported on Monday 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 74,...
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Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency for another 15 days

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President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo on Sunday announced to extend the state of emergency again across the country till May 11. ...
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Guinea-Bissau reports its first death related to COVID-19

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Guinea-Bissau reported the country's first death related to COVID-19 on Sunday, announced Dionisio Kumba, member of the interministerial commission for the prevention and fight...
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Ghanaian president urges local strategies to combat COVID-19 in Africa

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged leaders in Africa to fashion out local strategies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak...

UN chief asks Guinea-Bissau to move ahead after region endorses outcome of presidential poll

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked political players in Guinea-Bissau to accept the results of last year's presidential election and work to form...
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ECOWAS recongnizes Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recognized on Thursday the victory of Umaro Sissoco Embalo in the second round of the presidential...
China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Guinea-Bissau receives medical donation from Chinese government

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Guinea-Bissau received on Saturday afternoon a donation of medical supplies from the Chinese government, official sources told Xinhua. Secretary of State for...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council concerned over Guinea-Bissau post-electoral crisis

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed "deep concern" over the crisis in Guinea-Bissau spawned by the December election that fractured the country's...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief concerned about Guinea-Bissau post-election crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about recent developments of the electoral dispute in Guinea-Bissau, his spokesman said Tuesday. "The secretary-general is...
The incumbent president of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz votes at a polling station near the presidential palace in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Dec. 29, 2019. Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff kicked off here on Sunday between two former prime ministers, Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Guinea-Bissau’s new president nominates PM

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Guinea-Bissau's newly sworn-in president Umaro Sissoco Embalo issued a decree Friday evening nominating Nuno Gomes Na Biam, president of the Assembly of the People...
The incumbent president of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz votes at a polling station near the presidential palace in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Dec. 29, 2019. Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff kicked off here on Sunday between two former prime ministers, Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

UN envoy asks for international support for Guinea-Bissau amid political tension

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The top UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Friday asked for international support for the West African country amid political instability. Rosine Sori-Coulibaly,...
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ECOWAS, Monetary Zones and the Dialectics of Regional Integration

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Currency reforms must be linked to genuine unity and sovereignty There has been much discussion and debate over the potential for adoption of a new...
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AU commends smooth running of recent presidential elections in Guinea Bissau

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat commended the smooth running of the recent presidential elections in Guinea Bissau. ...
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AU, UN urge calm ahead of presidential election in Guinea-Bissau

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The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and African regional economic communities on Tuesday urged all political actors in Guinea-Bissau to resolve any...
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UNSC Congratulates Guinea-Bissau Over Legislative Elections

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The UN Security Council on Tuesday congratulated Guinea-Bissau for the peaceful conduct of March 10 legislative elections. In a statement, the Security Council expressed its...
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Guinea-Bissau: Former PM Named Head of AU Election Mission

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The African Union (AU) on Monday announced that former Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe, Joaquim Rafael Branco, will lead the AU's election...
President Michel Aoun meets Guinea-Bissau's Speaker Cipriano Cassama, Jan. 8, 2019. | Dalati Nohra

Guinea-Bissau invites in Lebanese Business Investors

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Cipriano Cassama, president of the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau, on Tuesday pledged to offer all kinds of help for Lebanese who wished to...
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Electricity Regulatory Authority Soon for Guinea Bissau

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Guinea Bissau is at the last stage of finalizing arrangements to establish a national electricity regulatory authority, in compliance with a June 2013 Directive...
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UN Security Council welcomes political progress in Guinea-Bissau

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The Security Council on Thursday welcomed the appointment of a prime minister and the announcement of the date for legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau. Members of...