Latest Bissau Stories
By Alberto Dabo SAO DOMINGOS, Guinea Bissau (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau troops used rockets and mortars at the weekend to bombard southern Senegal separatist rebels in a border zone, killing at least one of the rebels, an officer said on Sunday.
BISSAU (Reuters) - The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Guinea-Bissau is approaching 300 and more than 4,000 new cases have been reported this month alone, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
By Rose Skelton BISSAU (Reuters) - Exhaling a plume of marijuana smoke while perched on the only chair in his shack, self-styled "combat musician" Bob Tones looks an unlikely candidate for the job of keeping Guinea-Bissau's politicians in check.
BISSAU (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 58 people in Guinea-Bissau since the middle of June and infected more than 4,000 others, with the disease spreading through islands off its Atlantic coast, a health ministry official said on Sunday.
By Alberto Dabo BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau voted on Sunday in an election that has raised hopes of a new era of democratic rule following a putsch two years ago but which has also sparked fears of violence in the coup-prone West African country.
(Corrects 8th paragraph to say 40,000 euros) BISSAU (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen attacked Guinea-Bissau's interior ministry on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding two of his colleagues, a senior security official said.
BISSAU (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen attacked Guinea-Bissau's interior ministry on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding two of his colleagues, a senior security official said.
By Diadie Ba BISSAU (Reuters) - While many African leaders opt for canes, batons or even fly whisks as symbols of authority, the former president of Guinea-Bissau insisted on a red woolen cap despite the tropical sunshine.
- Large; stout; burly.