Guinea Bissau
  • Upcoming polls in Guinea-Bissau vital to prevent ‘relapse’ into instability, says UN envoy
    31 august 2018 06:42:20
    ew York, US (PANA) - Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country has reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability. Full text...
  • ECOWAS mission to help secure Guinea Bissau's November polls
    04 august 2018 09:43:32
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - The ECOWAS peace Mission in Guinea Bissau, ECOMIB, has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its total commitment to complementing the national security agencies in securing Guinea Bissau’s parliamentary elections slated for 18 November. Full text...
  • ECONEC, Nigeria mobilise support for Guinea Bissau’s November polls
    03 august 2018 10:06:47
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - At the request of the Guinea Bissau government and facilitation by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), the Nigerian government is to provide crucial logistics and voter registration support to facilitate the holding of Guinea Bissau’s November legislative elections. Full text...
  • Guinea Bissau appeals for electoral support
    02 august 2018 09:16:29
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - Guinea Bissau’s Interior Minister Mutaro Djalo has appealed to development partners and friendly nations for support to enable the country conduct a success legislative election next November and mitigate the country’s political fragility. Full text...
  • Guinea Bissau Supreme Court president receives ECONEC delegation
    02 august 2018 06:30:39
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - The Predident of Guinea Bissau's Supreme Court Justice Paulo Sanha on Tuesday in Bissau received a visiting delegation of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) led by its governing board President Prof Mahmood Yakubu. Full text...
  • FAO reiterates support to Portuguese-speaking countries to eradicate hunger, malnutrition
    17 july 2018 08:59:31
    Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde (PANA) - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on Monday reiterated his support to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in the implementation of their Regional Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition to eradicate hunger and ensure adequate food in the Lusophone countries. Full text...
  • Heightened political tension may dent business climate in Guinea-Bissau, IMF warns
    03 april 2018 09:58:32
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) – Strong growth of government revenue and contained expenditure, sharply narrowed Guinea-Bissau’s overall fiscal deficit on commitment basis from 4.7 percent of GDP in 2016 to 1.5 percent in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...
  • AU Peace and Security Council reiterates concern over political standoff in Guinea Bissau
    14 february 2018 18:03:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has underscored the need for the security and armed forces of Guinea Bissau to refrain from interfering in the country’s political and institutional crisis and to continue to uphold the national constitution. Full text...
  • Guinea-Bissau: Good cashew prices boost household incomes in Guinea-Bissau
    04 october 2017 09:39:54
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - Record high prices of cashew have significantly increased incomes for rural households in Guinea-Bissau, besides supporting general economic activity in the West African country, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) that has just concluded a two-week visit to the capital, Bissau. Full text...
  • US: UN Security Council calls on Guinea-Bissau leaders to find swift resolution of political crisis
    13 september 2017 18:30:26
    New York, US (PANA) – Concerned by the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged political actors to “put the interests of [the people] above all other consideration” and called on the country's leaders to engage in genuine dialogue, find common ground and implement the Conakry Agreement of 14 October 2016, including by appointing a consensus Prime Minister, as required by that accord. Full text...
  • Congo: Guinea Bissau's president visits Congo
    12 september 2017 10:46:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The President of Guinea-Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, arrived on Monday evening in Brazzaville for a two-day visit to Congo aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries, Congolese public radio announced on Tuesday.Full text...
  • US: IMF Board nods approval to Guinea-Bissau's public financial management
    07 july 2017 09:36:24
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau's economic activity has remained robust and there has been good progress in improving public financial management, supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since July 2015. Full text...
  • Guinea-Bissau: IMF says firm fiscal discipline vital for Guinea-Bissau's economic rebound
    19 may 2017 18:28:37
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - For Guinea-Bissau to maintain its currently positive economic trajectory, continued efforts will be needed to maintain and strengthen fiscal discipline and advance structural reforms, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team concluded on Friday at the end of discussions on the third review of the country's IMF-supported programme under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Full text...
  • Nigeria: Osinbajo pledges support to end crisis in Guinea Bissau
    09 march 2017 18:04:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Umoru Sissco Embalo for discussion on how to end political upheaval in that country. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office
    23 february 2017 20:11:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October. Full text...
  • UN: UN envoy urges political stability in Guinea-Bissau
    14 february 2017 22:01:02
    New York, US (PANA) - In the face of continued political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, a more sustained and well-coordinated approach is required to sustain economic gains, the UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau, Modibo Toure has called for "faithful" implementation of a regionally-brokered road-map. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Guinea-Bissau’s rice development project receives AfDB support
    24 january 2017 17:14:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau’s proposed Rice Value Chain Development Project to be implemented in the Bafata and Oio regions of the country on Tuesday received the African Development Bank Group’s support with a loan and a grant amounting to US $5.67 million. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Buhari pledges to ensure peace in Guinea Bissau
    28 december 2016 19:57:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that as Chairman of ECOWAS Contact Group on Guinea Bissau, he will do his best to ensure that the country does not relapse into crisis. Full text...
  • UN: UN chief urges Guinea-Bissau leaders to resolve political crisis
    21 december 2016 14:31:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing concern over the impact of a prolonged political and institutional crisis in Guinea-Bissau, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the country's leadership to work towards a long-lasting political solution to the crisis on the basis of a regional roadmap agreed in September this year.Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council lauds move to end political crisis in Guinea Bissau
    21 october 2016 14:16:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry by Alpha Conde, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in that country. Full text...
  • US: Ban welcomes start of Guinea-Bissau talks
    12 october 2016 05:11:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming the start of an inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged all the parties to engage in constructive discussions and “seize this opportunity for a favourable outcome” in the interest of the country’s people”. Full text...
  • US: Guinea-Bissau authorities commit to IMF credit requirements
    09 october 2016 10:54:05
    Washington D.C., US (PANA) - Guinea-Bissau authorities will implement the needed fiscal efforts to close the outstanding fiscal gap in 2016, comprising mainly proceeds from the sale of timber seized by the government, resuming normal operations at customs, broadening the tax base, improving tax administration, and rigorous spending controls, it was learnt here Sunday. Full text...
  • UN: Guinea-Bissau leader urges synergy between SDGs, Addis Ababa Agenda
    22 september 2016 15:26:06
    New York, US (PANA) - President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday stressed the need for synergy between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, urging world leaders to honour the commitments they made in the two global agreements. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council tasks Guinea-Bissau leaders on resolving political impasse
    05 september 2016 05:58:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Sunday in New York expressed concern over the political impasse in Guinea-Bissau and urged leaders in the West African country to find a solution to the crisis, and ensure a functioning government. Full text...
  • UN: UN envoy tasks Guinea-Bissau leaders on political impasse, economic reforms
    31 august 2016 13:44:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Guinea-Bissau, Modibo Toure, has emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population.Full text...
  • Nigeria: Buhari receives UN envoy on Guinea-Bissau
    15 august 2016 18:14:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Guinea Bissau, Mr Modibo Toure, appealing to political leaders in Guinea Bissau to embrace unity and avoid any act that could plunge the nation into further crisis.Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council urges political solution to Guinea-Bissau crisis
    16 june 2016 06:02:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council late on Wednesday in New York urged Guinea-Bissau politicians and other stakeholders to abide by the constitution and rule of law, while striving to find a political solution to the crisis in the country. Full text...
  • UN: UN envoy warns on prolonged political crisis in Guinea Bissau
    14 june 2016 21:30:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Toure on Tuesday warned that the longer the political crisis continues in Guinea Bissau, the more likely the country could see setbacks to its development and economic gains.Full text...
  • UN: Ban urges political stakeholders in Guinea-Bissau to avoid violence
    27 may 2016 21:46:20
    New York, US (PANA) - In the wake of protests in Guinea-Bissau, UN Secretary-General Full text...
  • Kenya: Ban appoints new head of UN peacekeeping mission in Guinea Bissau
    09 may 2016 16:39:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Modibo Touré of Mali as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), according to a UN statement made available to PANA in Nairobi. Full text...
  • UN: Ban appoints Malian as new UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau
    05 may 2016 22:30:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed Full text...
  • Guinea Bissau: Improved power, water supply raise activity in Guinea Bissau's economy
    07 april 2016 18:02:02
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - Though preliminary information points to mixed progress in implementing structural measures in Guinea Bissau, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission has said once the current political impasse in the West African country is settled, it will be crucial for Parliament to approve a 2016 budget aligned with necessary medium-term fiscal consolidation. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council extends UNIOGBIS mandate in Guinea-Bissau
    27 february 2016 08:23:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, for an additional 12 months so that it can continue to assist the country in its path towards peace and reform. Full text...
  • Nigeria: 'Why I enlisted Obasanjo's help on Guinea Bissau crisis'
    06 december 2015 09:20:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he decided to enlist the assistance of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to mediate in the political crisis in Guinea Bissau because of his wide political and military experience as well as strong commitment to the unity of Nigeria and Africa. Full text...
  • UN: Guinea Bissau’s justice system sad, terrible - UN expert
    20 october 2015 13:12:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Ms. Monica Pinto, on Tuesday described the situation of justice in Guinea-Bissau as "sad and terrible". Full text...
  • Belgium: EU urges Guinea Bissau leaders to work for stability
    13 october 2015 18:07:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has called on Guinea Bissau's political leaders and institutions “to assume their responsibilities” by leading the country to stability and by strengthening the rule of law. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council commends Prime Minister’s appointment in Guinea-Bissau
    22 september 2015 13:54:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Tuesday described the recent appointment Full text...
  • UN: UN officials warn on political turbulence in Guinea-Bissau
    29 august 2015 15:30:26
    New York, US PANA) - With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the UN envoy in the county, Mr. Miguel Trovoada, has expressed the hope that political leaders would rise to their "historic responsibility" to preserve the gains made so far in the interest of the country and people. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Buhari sends Obasanjo to mediate in Guinea Bissau crisis
    21 august 2015 18:44:19
    ​Abuja, NIgeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sent former NIgerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo as a Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau to mediate in the country's political crisis, the presidency said on Friday. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council stresses dialogue to resolve crisis in Guinea-Bissau
    18 august 2015 13:31:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing concern over the current political developments in Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council urges Guinea-Bissau’s leadership to resume dialogue
    13 august 2015 15:27:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has called on all of Guinea-Bissau’s political leadership to resume dialogue in order to work together in the governance of the country as it emerges from previous periods of instability.Full text...
  • Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau, Morocco sign 16 cooperation agreements
    29 may 2015 21:26:39
    Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) – Guinea Bissau and Morocco on Friday signed 16 bilateral agreements covering a wide range of areas.Full text...
  • Tanzania: AfDB approves US $ 7 million emergency budget support for Guinea Bissau
    13 may 2015 18:49:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Helping to promote inclusive growth and poverty reduction in Guinea Bissau, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Wednesday announced approval of a US $7.03-million operation to support economic and financial reforms in the West African country. Full text...
  • US: IMF to support Guinea Bissau with US$23.9 million in July
    05 may 2015 18:58:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Subject to approval by its management and the Executive Board, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday it will grant a financial support of US$23.9 million to Guinea Bissau through the Fund's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Full text...
  • Senegal: MFWA says blog editor arrested in Guinea Bissau
    02 april 2015 17:01:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Thursday disclosed that authorities in Guinea Bissau have arrested Danilson Lopes Ferreira, a musician and editor of the blog Doka Internacional- O DENÚNCIANTE for “libel, slander and insulting language.”Full text...
  • ECOWAS: Human rights advocates in W/Africa tasked as conference opens
    19 march 2015 14:02:21
    Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (PANA) - Guinea Bissau Premier Domingos Simoes Pereira has challenged human rights advocates in West Africa to integrate other dimensions of human rights into their effort for a more holistic campaign, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU organises international fund-raising conference for Guinea Bissau
    16 march 2015 19:30:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) will on 25 March hold an international conference in Brussels for raising funds to finance development programmes in Guinea Bissau, official sources said here Monday. Full text...
  • Egypt: G/Bissau becomes Afreximbank's 37th member state
    21 february 2015 11:47:30
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Guinea Bissau has become the 37th country to join the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as a Participating State, following the signing of the Bank’s Establishment Agreement by the Government, the Bank has announced from its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Full text...
  • UN: UN Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissau office for another year
    18 february 2015 19:15:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the Full text...
  • UN: Guinea-Bissau situation remains 'fragile'
    06 february 2015 11:35:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau Miguel Trovoada said despite the efforts of Guinea-Bissau authorities to move the country forward, the situation remains fragile and the country still needs the support of the international community.Full text...

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