The former transitional president of Guinea Bissau, Henrique Rosa, passed away Wednesday, May 15, at 66 years of age. He had been in treatment several months at São João do Porto Hospital in Portugal.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reiterated its previous affirmation that Guinea Bissau’s former navy chief, Bubo Na Tchuto, was arrested in international waters. The DEA did not, however, specify if it had Cape Verde’s support in the operation.
Guinea Bissau’s former navy chief Bubo Na Tchuto, who was arrested by DEA agents and taken to the United States two weeks ago, appeared Monday, April 15, before a court in New York with a public defender, alleging that he “cannot afford” to hire a private lawyer.
Guinea Bissau’s transitional President, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, has characterized news about his alleged involvement and that of Prime Minister Rui Duarte de Barros in drug-trafficking activities as “criminal, false and slanderous information.”
Guinea Bissau’s director general of State Intelligence Services, Serifo Mané, was relieved of his functions this Wednesday, April 10. The dismissal, signed by the transition government’s Interior Minister, António Suca Ntchama, did not specify any motive for Mané’s firing, and merely
The Attorney General of Guinea Bissau, Abdu Mané, said Wednesday morning that alleged links between drug traffickers and the country’s government and presidency are false. Mané went so far as to speak of a supposed “smear campaign against the state.”
The United States ambassador to Senegal and Guinea Bissau has affirmed that there exists evidence of the involvement of several of Guinea Bissau’s civilian and military leaders in drug trafficking. The ambassador, Lewis Lukens, spoke to the press following a visit to Bissau, during which he met
A delegation of representatives from various international organizations will arrive in Guinea Bissau this Sunday, December 16, to gather information on the current situation in the country, according to Ovídeo Pequeno, the African Union representative in Guinea Bissau. The fact-finding mission will
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has no doubts that drug trafficking has “intensified” considerably and that violence directed against oppositionists and activists has increased since the April 12 coup d’état in Guinea Bissau, led by Armed Forces Chief of Staff General António
Iancuba Indjai, the leader of Guinea Bissau’s Solidarity and Labor Party (PST), was beaten by military personnel Monday, but is alive and undergoing treatment in a clinic in Bissau, according to information provided to Portuguese news agency Lusa by a family source.