Embaló wins presidency in Guinea Bissau

Embaló wins presidency in Guinea Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló has won the presidential election in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau and will replace  outgoing President José Mário Vaz, according to official results released Wednesday by the National Election Commission. Embaló, the Movement for Alternative Democracy (MADEM G-15) candidate, received 53.6 percent of the vote,…

Guinea Bissau awaits election results

Guinea Bissau awaits election results

Voters in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau are waiting on official election results, due on Wednesday, to determine who will replace outgoing President José Mário Vaz. The second-round runoff between Domingos Simões Pereira, the African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) candidate, and Úmaro Sissoco Embaló…

Guinea Bissau: Vaz is voted out, now what happens?

Guinea Bissau: Vaz is voted out, now what happens?

In the West African nation of Guinea Bissau, incumbent President José Mário Vaz has lost this week’s presidential election, according to provisional results released Wednesday by the country’s National Election Commission. The results show that Domingos Simões Pereira , the African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) candidate, came…

Vaz reinstates PM amid concerns over a Guinea Bissau coup

As the nation of Guinea-Bissau moves toward the November 24 election, President José Mário Vaz has yielded to pressure from the West African regional organization ECOWAS – as well as concerns from the African Union – and reinstated his former prime minister amid growing political unrest. Vaz met with a…

ECOWAS welcomes Vaz decision on new Guinea Bissau PM

The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has welcomed the new appointment of a prime minister in Guinea Bissau, which has remained in a prolonged political crisis that began in 2015. President Jose Mario Vaz announced that Aristides Gomes, a fellow African Party of the Independence of Guinea…

Guinea Bissau: ECOWAS moves on sanctions, PAIGC re-elects Pereira

With no clear end to the Guinea Bissau political crisis in sight, the West African governing body ECOWAS has announced sanctions on “all persons or organizations who impede the process” of its resolution. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States said the sanctions – a long-discussed measure revisited in…