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23 февраля, 20:05

Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018

The United Nations Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October.

25 января, 08:00

Укрепление регионального партнерства – один из приоритетов Комиссии ООН по миростроительству

Укрепление партнерства с Африканским союзом, улучшение положения женщин и молодежи, расширение сотрудничества с Всемирным банком - в числе приоритетов деятельности Комиссии ООН по миростроительству на 2017 год.

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20 января, 14:35

На Кубке Африки гвинеец забил гол-шедевр, пробежав с мячом 80 метров (видео)

На 13-й минуте матча Гвинея-Бисау — Камерун нападающий подхватил мяч у своей штрафной, перекинул через одного соперника, пробросил мимо другого, на сумасшедшей скорости добежал до чужих ворот, обыграл ещё одного оппонента и неотразимо пробил в "девятку".   Правда, это не помогло его команде. Во втором тайме Камерун забил два безответных мяча и с 4 очками возглавил после двух туров таблицу группы А. У Гвинеи-Бисау всего 1 балл. Даже победа в заключительном матче над Буркина-Фасо не гарантирует команде Пикети выход в четвертьфинал.

19 января, 17:10

Футболисты Камеруна сделали шаг к плей-офф Africa Cup

На стадионах Габона продолжается розыгрыш футбольного Кубка Африки, в котором принимают участие 16 сильнейших сборных "Черного континента". В группе "А" прошли матчи второго тура и после трех стартовых ничьих состоялся первый результативный матч – Камерун – Гвинея-Бисау.

18 января, 21:53

Plymouth Argyle v Liverpool: FA Cup third round replay – live!

FA Cup third-round replay at Home Park, kick-off 7.45pm GMTJake Jervis: ‘We’ve done the tough part in getting Liverpool here’And feel free to email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 9.39pm GMT Lucas Leiva’s first-half header sends Liverpool through to the fourth round, where they’ll play Wolves at home. 9.38pm GMT 94 mins: Ojo’s cross rebounds to Moreno, whose shot is blocked. Graham Scott has seen enough... Continue reading...

18 января, 16:35

African-born actor in Hungary: "People just see me as a migrant".

Marcelo Cake-Baly, who came to study in Hungary from war-torn Guinea-Bissau in 1976, makes his debut in a Hungarian movie about the life of an African refugee. Jane Witherspoon reports Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

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14 января, 21:00

Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Debutants and shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau stun hosts Gabon by pulling off a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

11 января, 16:40

Guinea-Bissau: intrepid outsiders who will make history at the Cup of Nations

Guinea-Bissau’s qualification for their first major tournament was a ‘complete surprise’ – now they plan to spring another in the curtain-raiser on SaturdayBack in July, a footballer from Guinea-Bissau settled a major tournament. This Saturday 11 players from the small west African country will open one and if it is a stretch to imagine one of their number going on to emulate the feats of Éder, who won Euro 2016 in Portugal’s colours, then perhaps they have already achieved something of comparable merit.Guinea-Bissau will begin this year’s Africa Cup of Nations against the host country, Gabon, in Libreville and it is a curtain-raiser few could claim to have seen coming. Seven years ago an impoverished state was in football’s wilderness, unable to reliably support a national team and in the midst of an exile during which nearly three years passed without it playing an international game; on 4 June last year, amid delirious scenes in Bissau, an injury-time goal from the former Liverpool winger Toni Silva defeated Zambia and a seemingly impossible mission had become reality. Continue reading...

05 января, 00:47

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: David J. Arroyo, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2022. (Reappointment) Elizabeth A. Field, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management, vice Patrick E. McFarland, resigned. Glenn Fine, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense, vice Jon T. Rymer, resigned. Michael P. Leary, of Pennsylvania, to be Inspector General, Social Security Administration, vice Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., resigned. Carolyn N. Lerner, of Maryland, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, for the term of five years. (Reappointment) Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Brent Franklin Nelsen, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2022. (Reappointment) Rebecca Emily Rapp, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2019, vice Sharon L. Browne, resigned. Jessica Rosenworcel, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2015. (Reappointment) Robert P. Storch, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General of the National Security Agency. (New Position)

28 декабря 2016, 13:51

Op-Ed Contributors: A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?

Far from being a threat unique to the Western Hemisphere, the virus is endemic to Africa. But that’s not where resources are going.

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21 декабря 2016, 08:00

Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges leaders to demonstrate goodwill to resolve political crisis

Expressing concern over the impact of a prolonged political and institutional crisis in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the country's leadership to work towards a long-lasting political solution to the crisis on the basis of a regional roadmap agreed in September this year.

03 декабря 2016, 04:37

Fidel Castro's Vietnam: Thousands of Cubans Were Sent More than 6,000 Miles Into a Bloody Civil War

Matt Purple Security, Africa In the Angolan Civil War, Cuba played the role of foreign interventionist—to little effect. Fidel Castro is still dead. I say that only partway in jest, since the Cuban Americans I’ve spoken to this week are almost uneasy in their jubilation, as though El Comandante’s demise could prove a cruel joke and his hirsute countenance could reappear tomorrow on a balcony in Havana. Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, palled dungeons, concentration camps, squalid collective farms, the abrogation of essential freedoms, the annihilation of an economy, the luxuriant profiting of a regime at the expense of its people, the glazed eyes of useful idiots being shown around Potemkin hospitals and the omnipresent specter of a mushroom cloud. It’s also one of foreign intervention, though you wouldn’t know it from Castro’s stridently anti-imperialist rhetoric. Cuba readily inserted itself into a number of foreign conflicts during the 1960s and 1970s, usually under the command of T-shirt tactician Che Guevara, whose modus operandi of “internationalism” compelled the fomenting of revolutionary movements towards the realization of a world workers’ paradise. These interventions took Cuban fighters to Bolivia, Guinea-Bissau and Somalia, but Havana’s heaviest investment was in Central Africa. Guevara viewed the Congo, located at the heart of the continent and roiled by violence, as a fulcrum that could be used to leverage revolution throughout Africa. He was both ambitious and naïve, superimposing his ideological vision on one of the world’s most turbulent regions without ever understanding the myriad conflicts that raged underneath. Read full article

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06 ноября 2016, 01:48

Police break up protests against Guinea-Bissau president

BISSAU (Reuters) - Police in Guinea-Bissau's capital used tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding fresh elections on Saturday as a regional mission pushed for the implementation of a deal to end a year-long political crisis.

21 октября 2016, 08:00

Security Council welcomes initiative to end political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry by Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in the country.

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14 октября 2016, 22:04

Guinea-Bissau crisis talks agree PM can stay until 2018

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Political rivals in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau have agreed that Prime Minister Baciro Dja can stay on until 2018, mediators said on Friday, a step forward in talks to end more than a year of infighting.

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12 октября 2016, 01:19

Ban welcomes start of Guinea-Bissau talks as ‘first step’ in region-led effort to end political crisis

Welcoming the start of an inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged all the parties to engage in constructive discussions and “seize this opportunity for a favourable outcome” in the interest of the country’s people.”

04 января 2013, 11:53

"РусАл" начинает крупный проект в Гвинее

"РусАл" и Гвинея согласовали условия разработки крупнейшего в мире бокситового месторождения "Диан-Диан". Разработка месторождения разделена на четыре этапа. "РусАл" получил месторождение бокситов в Гвинее Первый этап рассчитан до конца 2015 г. и предполагает строительство рудника мощностью 3 млн тонн бокситов в год. Кроме того, к этому сроку "РусАл" разработает ТЭО проекта по увеличению добычи бокситов до 9 млн тонн в год, а также ТЭО строительства глиноземного завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год, сообщает "РусАл". Второй этап освоения месторождения завершится до конца 2019 г., добыча бокситов достигнет к этому времени 6 млн тонн в год. Третий этап, который "РусАл" также намерен завершить к концу 2019 г., предполагает строительство завода мощностью 1,2 млн тонн глинозема в год с соответствующим увеличением добычи бокситов на руднике. Соглашение предполагает возможность осуществления четвертого этапа, но это по усмотрению "РусАла", в зависимости от экономической ситуации в мире и потребностей компании. Четвертый этап предполагает расширение мощности глиноземного завода до 2,4 млн тонн в год и увеличение добычи бокситов до 12 млн тонн в год. "Подписание данного документа является важным шагом в развитии и укреплении взаимоотношений "РусАла" и руководства Гвинеи, свидетельствующим о растущем уровне доверия и взаимопонимания сторон. Условия работы, о которых мы договорились, выработаны с учетом интересов обеих сторон и отражают наш взгляд на перспективы мирового рынка алюминия. Я уверен, что обоюдовыгодный характер нашего сотрудничества будет способствовать улучшению инвестиционного климата в Республике Гвинея и укреплению конкурентоспособности "РусАла" как лидера мировой алюминиевой отрасли и одного из крупнейших инвесторов в эту африканскую страну", - отметил первый заместитель генерального директора "РусАла" Владислав Соловьев.