Guinea-Bissau

‘A new chapter’ dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official

The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, has congratulated politicians, voters and officials across the country for the peaceful conduct of Sunday’s national assembly elections.

Voters head to polls with expectation of ‘peaceful, free and fair' elections: UN News special report from Guinea-Bissau

After months of preparation by hundreds of national and international officials, including the United Nations, around 760,000 registered voters from Guinea-Bissau headed to the polls on Sunday to choose new members of the National Assembly.  

Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday.