March 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepulveda urged Guinea-Bissau authorities on Friday to address the needs of those living in the country in extreme poverty. Sepulveda called on Guinea-Bissau to "move the country's politics away from short-term power struggles," and address "the consistent decline ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Legislators in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday rejected a proposal extending amnesty to all military officials involved in the April 12 coup d'etat. With 40 votes in favor, the proposal fell short of the 51 votes needed to secure its passage. The country has been operating ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday urged all parties in Guinea-Bissau to resolve their differences peacefully. The call came amid a recent attack on the country's army base outside of the capital Bissau in which at least six people were killed. Rebel forces attacked the military base ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay insisted on Friday that anyone who engaged in violent acts relating to the April 12 coup d'etat in Guinea-Bissau should be held accountable for their actions. In the press release, Pillay voiced concern that the unstable situation in Guinea-Bissau ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The UN Security Council on Saturday urged immediate restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau. The presidential statement condemned the April 12 coup, during which the military took over the government, detained officials, including interim president Raimundo Pereira and former prime ...[read more]
April 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday demanded immediate restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau. His demand came after a military coup on Thursday that led to seizure of power over the government and detention of various officials including interim president Raimundo Pereira ...[read more]
March 17, 2012
by Jamie Davis
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged the people of Guinea-Bissau Friday to ensure that the country's upcoming presidential election is free and fair and warned that any violence during the election would be a violation of human rights. The presidential election, to be held on ...[read more]
August 2, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The EU on Monday declined to renew its mandate of reforming Guinea-Bissau security forces, citing the breakdown of law and order in the country. The EU SSR Guinea-Bissau Mission was first launched in June 2008 and was intended to provide assistance to the west African nation's security forces in ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on leaders in Guinea-Bissau to respect the rule of law and maintain constitutional order in the wake of a confrontation between the military and government in which the prime minister was detained and later released. A spokesperson for the ...[read more]

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