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10 min ago | United Nations

UN chief commends Guinea-Bissau people for orderly, peaceful elections

Civic education officials visit communities to explain voting procedures ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on 13 April, 2014 Photo: UNDP Guinea Bissau 14 April 2014 &#150 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the people of Guinea-Bissau for their orderly and peaceful participation in yesterday's presidential and ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

CNN

Ebola outbreak claims more lives

A Guinea-Bissau customs official watches arrivals from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on Tuesday, April 8. Conakry is being ravaged by an Ebola virus epidemic, and Guinea-Bissau officials are concerned about a possible case inside their borders.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Washington Post

Monkey Cage: The multiple international dimensions of an election in a small African country

On April 13, Bissau Guineans went to the polls to elect a new president and 102 members of its parliament, the Assembleia Nacional Popular.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Polio hits Equatorial Guinea, threatens Central Africa

Via NPR's Shots blog: Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa . This is not Guinea-Conakry or Guinea-Bissau; it's south of Nigeria and Cameroon.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

Ex-finance minister Vaz to face Nabiam in Guinea-Bissau presidential run-off

Guinea-Bissau's former finance minister, Jose Mario Vaz, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate, in a May 18 presidential run-off after no candidate secured a majority in the first round, the election commission said.

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CNN

Gupta: Inside an Ebola isolation ward

The wards are a cluster of unassuming white tents in the middle of a large field, not far from the center of the city.

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Ghanamma.com

Ghana Assumes ECOWAS Chair At UN

Ghana's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Ken Kanda has assumed chairmanship of the ECOWAS group at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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News24

US congratulates G-Bissau on 'peaceful' polls

An election official shows a ballot during ballot counting at a polling station in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau during national elections.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Iol.co.za

Observers happy with Guinea-Bissau poll

Observers from the West African regional bloc Ecowas on Monday said Guinea-Bissau's weekend election was free and fair, and called on international donors to restart co-operation suspended in the wake of a 2012 coup.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Art Daily

First UK retrospective of visionary French artist Chris Marker opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia artist Chris Marker .

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Iol.co.za

Guinea-Bissau counts ballots

Vote-counting began in Guinea-Bissau after a heavy turnout in Sunday's legislative and presidential elections meant to bring stability to the West African state after years of coups and political infighting.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Newswatch

April 13, 2014

Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National. Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the... ABC NewsThe people of Guinea-Bissau are heading to the polls on Sunday and the question on everyone's mind is whether this tiny West African nation, known as a transit... UPI.comCast member ... (more)

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KAUZ

Guinea-Bissau vote aims to bring stability

By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who... By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on ... (more)

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Al Jazeera

Guinea-Bissau votes for new president

West African country goes to the polls for the first time since the 2012 military coup to elect a new president.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Telegraph

Stamp of love for Tagore

A scene from the play Aaj Basanta staged at the Academy of Fine Arts on April 8. Designed and directed by Rajat Gangopadhyay, the play is set in the Sixties post the India-China war.

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Suria

Japan minister visits controversial war...

A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Guinea Bissau: Nation Heads to Polls Sunday

In no other African state has an election been postponed so often as in Guinea-Bissau.

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AllAfrica.com

Guinea Bissau: A History of Endemic Instability

Since independence 40 years ago, no Guinea Bissau leader has ever completed his term.

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IRIN

Back to the ballot-box - Guinea-Bissau seeks stability

BISSAU, 11 April 2014 - Guinea-Bissau observers doubt that the long-delayed post-coup presidential election set for 13 April will be sufficient to jolt the country back to stability.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

United Nations

Providing West African communities with sound information crucial to curbing spread of Ebola a " UN

Experts from the European Union Mobile Laboratory ready to support Ebola samples testings in Gueckedou, Guinea.

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