Bissau

Guinea-Bissau still needs strong international support, says Security Council

The United Nations Security Council today underscored the need for continued international support for Guinea-Bissau, while voicing their concern over security in the West African country which faced an unsuccessful coup attempt last month by elements of the military.

UN peacebuilding arm stresses need for political stability in Guinea-Bissau after failed coup

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has called on Guinea-Bissau’s Government and other senior national figures to do all they can to maintain political stability and avoid violence in the wake of last weekend’s unsuccessful coup attempt by dissident elements of the military.

Security Council strongly condemns failed attempt to overthrow Guinea-Bissau leader

The Security Council today strongly condemned the attempted coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau over the weekend and urged all political groups in the fragile and impoverished West African country to resolve their disputes peacefully.

Secretary-General deplores armed attack on Guinea-Bissau President's residence

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned this morning's attack on the residence of the Guinea-Bissau President by elements of the armed forces, just one week after legislative elections were held in the troubled West African country.

Ban voices concern over instability ahead of elections in Guinea-Bissau

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the volatile security and political atmosphere in Guinea-Bissau, where crucial elections are slated to take place next month, in his latest report to the Security Council on the West African country.

UNICEF boosts efforts to tackle deadly cholera epidemic in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped up its efforts to control an especially virulent outbreak of cholera in Guinea-Bissau, where at least 96 people have died since mid-May and almost 300 new cases were reported in just two days last week.

Guinea-Bissau: UNICEF helps fight cholera outbreak

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is helping Guinea-Bissau's Ministry of Health to tackle a cholera epidemic that has rapidly spread across the West African nation.

Ban deeply concerned about rising tensions in Guinea-Bissau

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep concern over the mounting political and security tensions in Guinea-Bissau, where the President swore in a new Government on Saturday following a failed coup attempt by military officers in the West African nation.

Guinea-Bissau’s efforts against drug trade must continue – Security Council

Applauding recent efforts by Guinea-Bissau to bring drug traffickers to justice, the Security Council today urged the West African country’s Government to strengthen its international and regional cooperation to fight the narcotics trade and organized crime.

Guinea-Bissau needs more support in fight to make economic gains – UN report

Guinea-Bissau’s economic and financial situation remains dire, despite some signs of possible improvement, a new United Nations report says, calling for greater international support to help the West African country emerge from its predicament and fight drug trafficking and organized crime.