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(FILES) Former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize arrives prior his first press conference since his return at the Kwa Na Kwa headquarters in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), on January, 27, 2020. - A UN-backed court announced on April 30, 2024 it has issued an arrest warrant for Central African Republic's former president Francois Bozize over possible crimes against humanity committed by imprisoned soldiers between 2009 and 2013. Bozize who seized power in the Central African Republic in 2003 in a coup before being overthrown 10 years later by rebels and now heads the country's main rebellion, has been in exile in Guinea-Bissau since March 2023. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

Guinea-Bissau president declines to extradite C.Africa ex-leader

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has said he will not extradite the former leader of the Central African Republic, Francois Bozize, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant over possible
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n this file photo taken on April 14, 2012 Soldiers walk outside the National Assembly in Bissau. Sustained gunfire was heard on Tuesday near the seat of government in Bissau, the capital of the small coup-prone West African state of Guinea-Bissau, AFP reporters said. ALFA BALDE / AFP

Seven injured in Guinea-Bissau clashes

At least seven people were injured Friday in clashes between police and supporters of the former ruling party of Guinea-Bissau, according to an AFP journalist.
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Mission spouses

Head of Mission Spouses to empower widows

To commemorate International Women’s month, the Wife of Argentinian Ambassador and Head of Mission Spouses in Nigeria, Mrs. Maria Eugenia Herrero, is partnering with Heart for Widows International to empower and give
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Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo arrives for the first day of a European Union (EU) African Union (AU) summit at The European Council Building in Brussels on February 17, 2022. (Photo by JOHN THYS / POOL / AFP)

Guinea-Bissau president sacks navy chief, army general

Guinea-Bissau's president has sacked the commander of navy and the army's vice chief of staff, according to a decree, weeks after a failed coup attempt in the West African country.
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A videograb made on February 2, 2022 shows Guinea-Bissau's president Umaro Sissoco Embalo delivering a speech in Bissau on February 1, 2022. - Guinea-Bissau's president Umaro Sissoco Embalo said he survived heavy fire for five hours during an attempted coup which he claimed killed or injured many people in the unstable west African country. Appearing unharmed and calm, he added that the failed bid was linked to decisions taken by him "notably to fight drug trafficking and corruption". (Photo by Aliu EMBALO / AFPTV / AFP)

Guinea-Bissau leader accuses convicted drug baron over failed coup

Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo on Thursday accused a former Guinean navy chief with links to the drug trade and two accomplices of being behind a failed coup in the west African
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A soldier patrol the government palace area in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau, on February 1, 2022. Sustained gunfire was heard near the seat of government in the coup-prone West African state of Guinea-Bissau, AFP reporters said, as a regional bloc condemned what it called an "attempted coup". Heavily-armed men surrounded the Palace of Government, where President Umaro Sissoco Embalo and Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam were believed to have gone to attend a cabinet meeting. (Photo by AFPTV teams / AFP)

West Africa’s new wave of coups

As Guinea-Bissau's president says he has survived an attempted coup hot on the heels of a successful putsch in Burkina Faso, we look at the recent wave of military takeovers in West
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n this file photo taken on April 14, 2012 Soldiers walk outside the National Assembly in Bissau. Sustained gunfire was heard on Tuesday near the seat of government in Bissau, the capital of the small coup-prone West African state of Guinea-Bissau, AFP reporters said. ALFA BALDE / AFP

Gunfire heard in Guinea-Bissau, West African bloc says ‘attempted coup’

Sustained gunfire was heard on Tuesday near the seat of government in the coup-prone West African state of Guinea-Bissau, AFP reporters said, as a regional bloc condemned what it called an "attempted
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Fans at the Surulere viewing centre to watch the Super Eagles game at the ongoing AFCON in Cameroun

Soccer fans hail Nigeria’s 100% record at AFCON

Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos was agog on Wednesday, as football fans thronged the viewing centre put up at the stadium to watch the Super Eagles defeat Guinea-Bissau
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Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen (L) and Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong (R) talk during a press conference in Garoua, January 18, 2022, on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria anf Guinea-Bissau. (Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)

Eagles seek another record as alternate players start against Guinea-Bissau

Group D table toppers, Super Eagles of Nigeria, will be aiming for another record in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations when they file out against Guinea-Bissau this evening in Garoua, Cameroon...
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(Top L-R) Nigeria's goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defender Kenneth Omeruo, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, forward Taiwo Awoniyi, midfielder Joe Aribo, defender William Troost-Ekong, (bottom L-R) forward Kelechi Iheanacho, defender Ola Aina, defender Zaidu Sanusi, forward Samuel Chukwueze and forward Moses Simon pose prior to the Group D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Sudan at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 15, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP)

We don’t fear Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau boast

Players and officials of Guinea-Bissau have promised to end Nigeria’s unbeaten run when they clash today in their last group match in Garoua.
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