Guinea-Bissau holds first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2012

Guinea-Bissau holds first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2012

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, April 14 (UPI) -- Guinea-Bissau held its first presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, the first such elections since a coup in 2012.
JC Finley
Guinea-Bissau to hold first elections since 2012 coup

Guinea-Bissau to hold first elections since 2012 coup

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, April 10 (UPI) -- The West African nation of Guinea-Bissau will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on April 13.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 1, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 1, 2012.
By United Press International
Guinea-Bissau president dies

Guinea-Bissau president dies

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha died Monday in a Paris hospital, the west African nation's embassy in Paris said. He was 64.

Guinea-Bissau votes to replace president

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, July 26 (UPI) -- Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday for a run-off election to replace assassinated President Joao Bernardo Vieira, officials said.

Assassinations underscore need for reforms

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, April 2 (UPI) -- A U.N. report is calling on Guinea-Bissau leaders to cooperate with an investigation into the assassination of the country's president.

Interim Guinea-Bissau president sworn in

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, March 4 (UPI) -- New interim Guinea-Bissau President Raimundo Perreira says the West African nation's people must help him restore stability to the country.

U.N., U.S. condemn Guinea-Bissau violence

UNITED NATIONS, March 2 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the U.S. State Department Monday separately condemned the killings of the Guinea-Bissau president and his chief of staff.

Guinea-Bissau president slain by army

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, March 2 (UPI) -- Joao Bernardo Vieira, president of Guinea-Bissau, was slain by army troops Monday following a bombing that killed the army chief of staff, diplomats say.

AU stance on coups called inconsistent

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau undermines the African Union's efforts to discourage such unconstitutional power grabs, an analyst says.

Guinea-Bissau president survives coup try

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Guniea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira and his family were unhurt in an attack by gunmen on his residence, U.N. officials said Sunday.

Guinea-Bissau claims to have foiled coup

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in the African state of Guinea-Bissau say that a top navy commander tried to recruit other military officers for a coup.

Bissau election may bring stability

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, July 24 (UPI) -- Voters in Guinea-Bissau will decide Sunday who their next president is after a 2003 coup and years of political turmoil.

João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira (27 April 1939 – 2 March 2009) was the President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2009. After seizing power in 1980, Vieira ruled for 19 years, and he won a multiparty presidential election in 1994. He was ousted at the end of the 1998–1999 civil war and went into exile. He made a political comeback in 2005, winning that year's presidential election. Vieira was killed by soldiers on 2 March 2009, apparently in retaliation for a bomb blast that killed Guinea-Bissau's military chief General Batista Tagme Na Waie. The military officially denied these allegations after Army officials claimed responsibility for Vieira's death.

Vieira described himself as "God's gift" to Guinea-Bissau during his tenure in office.

He was the only president of Guinea-Bissau to be assassinated.

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