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Stories about Guinea-Bissau

24 December 2019

8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist

Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system. 

4 December 2015

Why Doesn't It Rain in Guinea-Bissau Like It Used To?

While world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the decrease in rainfall and sea level rise are threatening the soil fertility and the subsistence of the people of Guinea-Bissau.

7 August 2015

Is Another Political Crisis Looming in Guinea-Bissau?

After coups in 2010 and 2012, a new political crisis between the President and Prime Minister is looming in Guinea-Bissau.

18 April 2014

Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

16 October 2013

‘Thinking with Our Own Heads, Walking with Our Own Feet’ in Guinea-Bissau

Youth collective Movement of Citizen Action was created last year to channel indignation in Guinea-Bissau.

14 October 2013

Fresh Air for Guinea-Bissau: A Country in Search of Prosperity

In a country isolated by coups d'etat, political tensions and economic imbalances, what are the future alternatives for the people of Guinea-Bissau?

15 April 2013

Guinea-Bissau President Caught up in ‘Arms for Drugs’ Conspiracy

A drug and arms trafficking scheme in Guinea Bissau appears to go straight to the top. On the eve of the first anniversary of a military coup in Guinea Bissau...

6 April 2013

VIDEO: Guinea-Bissau Community Radio Serves People, Not Politics

Guinea-Bissau's community radio does much more than fill local airwaves with music, according to the documentary "Voice of the Population". Stations have saved lives during a cholera outbreak, fought against...

25 March 2013

Nine Street Kids Die in Senegal Quran School Fire

A raging fire that broke out in Dakar, Senegal in a crowded Islamic school room where students were sleeping killed at least nine children on the night of Sunday 3...

7 February 2013

Panic and Terror Walk Hand-in-Hand in Guinea-Bissau

As the world's attention is focused on another part of West Africa, the citizens of Guinea-Bissau struggle to bring a worsening human rights situation to regional and international attention. Guinean...

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