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2005-08-25 07:12:17

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.

2005-07-31 11:06:42

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.

2005-07-24 08:38:44

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.

2005-07-16 08:42:22

(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.

2005-07-16 08:54:15

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.

2005-07-15 07:06:51

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.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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