Guinea Bissau News


Wednesday, 11-26-14, 9:14Security Council Extends UN Guinea-Bissau Office Through February 2015[UN News]The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country. read more...
Tuesday, 11-04-14, 11:07IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$5.24 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF)1 equivalent to SDR3.55 million (about US$5.24 million) for Guinea-Bissau to enable the authorities to meet their urgent balance of payment and fiscal needs. The Board's approval enables the immediate disbursement of the full amount, which is equivalent to 25 percent of Guinea Bissau's quota in the IMF. read more...
Friday, 10-31-14, 10:07Public-Private Partnerships for Competitiveness[AIM]Maputo -The Business Confederation of PALOPs (Portuguese-speaking countries) is taking place between Oct. 29-30 in partnership with the government of Guinea-Bissau and with the support of the Business Confederation of the CPLP (the confederation of Portuguese speaking countries), the CCIAS GB and other Guinean business associations. read more...
Thursday, 10-16-14, 9:35OIG Audit in Guinea-Bissau Questions Whether PBF Is Possible Where Performance Data Are Not Reliable[GFO]Investigations in Mali and Ghana uncover some misuse of grant funds read more...
Monday, 10-13-14, 16:00Presidents Sall, Vaz, & Aziz Attend 20th Revolution Anniversary[Daily Observer]The presidents of the Republics of Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania, Their Excellencies Macky Sall, Jose Mario Vaz and Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz were the three heads of state that attended the 20th anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution. read more...
Wednesday, 10-01-14, 7:17President Pardons 2012 Coup Attempt Soldiers[VOA]Guinea -Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has pardoned a group of soldiers convicted for a 2012 coup attempt. read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 12:22IMF Mission and Guinea-Bissau Reach Staff-level Agreement on Financial Assistance Under The Rapid Credit Facility[IMF]End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision. read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 10:54UNFPA Donates Motorcycle Ambulances to Save Lives of Women, Children in Rural Areas[UNFPA]In order to ensure women and under 5 children can reach in time local health services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is donating motorcycle ambulances to rural areas. By the end of this year, 7 regions will receive those helpful vehicles read more...
Wednesday, 09-24-14, 13:34Kerry On Republic of Guinea-Bissau's Independence Day[State Department]STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY read more...
Tuesday, 09-23-14, 15:23On the Occasion of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau's National Day[State Department]Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate all Bissau-Guineans on the 41th anniversary of your independence on September 24. read more...


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