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Guinea-Bissau - News and Analysis

Guinea-Bissau: Out With the Old, in With the New?

For the first time in two decades, the divisive figure Kumba Yalá is not watching over Guinea-Bissau's elections. But his legacy of corruption and unrest remains.

Guinea-Bissau: Back to Cabral?

Since the April 2012 coup, the situation in Guinea-Bissau has barely changed. But that outward inaction could be deceptive.

How Will West African Posturing Affect Guinea Bissau?

Anger is mounting over perceived external control in Guinea Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau: Uncertainty Despite Military Handover to Transitional Rule

With top-ranking military figures in key ministerial positions despite the power transfer, greater stability is far from guaranteed.

Guinea-Bissau Coup Puts Angolan Investments at Risk

The new government looks likely to reduce Angola's economic footprint in the country.

Guinea-Bissau's Political Tempest

An assassination, accusations of vote-rigging and a boycott by the second-placed candidate have ignited Guinea-Bissau's presidential election.

Election Violence Likely in Guinea-Bissau and Senegal

Disputes over the legitimacy of elections in Guinea-Bissau and Senegal have a good chance of becoming violent.

Political Risks Over Christmas and New Year

Disputed election results in the DRC, rebel leader Athor's death in South Sudan, Kenya's invasion of Somalia, the health of Guinea-Bissau's president, and an industrial dispute in Guinea all pose significant risks over the Christmas period.

Consensual Rape in Francafrique Currency Markets

Fourteen African countries are set to suffer as a result of France's neo-colonialist self-interests.

A New Deal on African Fishing Rights?

A meeting in Brussels may signal hope for a more equitable agreement on fishing access between the EU and African nations.