Macron wraps up three-nation African tour in Guinea-Bissau

Macron wraps up three-nation African tour in Guinea-Bissau

President Emmanuel Macron of France wrapped up a three-nation tour of West Africa with a visit to Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, meeting with President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló to discuss regional security issues. His meeting with Embaló, who took over this month as commissioner of the Economic Community of West African States…

Embaló confirms deaths, injuries in Guinea Bissau coup attempt

Embaló confirms deaths, injuries in Guinea Bissau coup attempt

In Guinea Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló was unharmed following Tuesday’s attempted coup at the government building, but an unknown number of people were killed or seriously injured during the violence. The death toll remained unclear, with the Bissau capital heavily guarded. Images shared on social media earlier in the…

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

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…