May 272014
Guinea-Bissau : Japan, on the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau

  Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau TOKYO, Japan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Japan welcomes the fact that the second round voting for the presidential election in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau took place on May 18 in a peaceful manner. Japan […]

May 202014
Secretary-General welcomes large voter turnout in Guinea-Bissau run-off vote

  Photo by Radio Nederland Wereldomroep NEW YORK, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:   The Secretary-General welcomes the generally peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday’s run-off presidential election in Guinea-Bissau. Once again, Bissau-Guineans have demonstrated their commitment to peace […]

May 202014
Guinea-Bissau : Statement by Catherine Ashton representative

  Statement by the Spokesperson of the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following the second round of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the context of the second round of the presidential election in Guinea Bissau, the Spokesperson of the High Representative for Foreign […]

May 122014
Guinea-Bissau : Secretary-General appoints Marco Camagnani special representative

  SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS MARCO CARMIGNANI OF BRAZIL DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN GUINEA-BISSAU NEW YORK, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Marco Carmignani of Brazil as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).   Mr. Carmignani brings […]

May 122014
Guine Bissau election : AUC Chairperson Approves the Deployment of an AU Observation Mission

  AUC Chairperson Approves the Deployment of an African Union Observation Mission to May 18, 2014 Presidential Election run off in the Republic of Guinea Bissau ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following an invitation from the National Electoral Commission (CNE) of Guinea Bissau, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission […]

May 122014
Twenty-sixth High-Level Meeting of Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the invitation of Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), the Heads of the United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa held their Twenty-sixth high-level consultation meeting on 9 […]

May 032014
Canadian Leadership Saving Lives of Women and Children in sub-Saharan Africa / The Birth Registration project will accelerate progress on maternal, newborn and child health

OTTAWA, Canada, May 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta—Richmond East, British Columbia, joined by Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood—Port Kells, British Columbia, announced […]

Apr 252014
UK / FCO Minister comments on Guinea-Bissau election results

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds welcomes results of the first democratic elections in Guinea-Bissau since the 2012 coup.   On 23 April Guinea-Bissau announced the official results of the Presidential and legislative elections held on 13 April. The outcome of the Presidential election will now […]

Aug 192013

Cholera resurgent in Guinea-Bissau DAKAR, 16 August (IRIN) – More than 700 people have been sickened by cholera in Guinea-Bissau, the highest number of cases so far this year in West Africa, which has nonetheless seen a significant drop [ ] in cases this year compared to 2012. Isolated health centres, insufficient medical personnel and detrimental […]

Jul 282013

New EU support for access to health care for women and small children in Guinea-Bissau BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union has decided to finance a new programme to facilitate access to basic health care for pregnant women and children under five in the regions of Biombo, […]

Jul 192013

Hunger warning for Guinea-Bissau as cashew price dips DAKAR, 18 July (IRIN) – A slump in cashew nut prices in Guinea-Bissau has left nearly half of the population eking out food, with families skipping meals or selling livestock to survive until the next harvest in September, aid groups say. The average price per kg of […]