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29 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12028

7514e séance – matin
Conseil de sécurité
Couverture des réunions

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général en Guinée-Bissau, M. Miguel Trovoada, a, ce matin, fait le point devant le Conseil de sécurité sur la crise accentuée par la destitution, le 12 août dernier, du Gouvernement du Premier Ministre Domingos Simões Pereira par le Président José Mario Vaz, soit un an après le rétablissement de l’ordre constitutionnel, plongeant ainsi à nouveau le pays « dans une zone de turbulences politiques ».

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sierra Leone discharges final Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient; no new EVD cases reported in the country for the second consecutive week

  • Overall weekly EVD case incidence across EVD-affected West African countries has remained at three confirmed cases for four consecutive weeks

  • All EVD contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period; countrywide surveillance efforts continue

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12028

7514th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders would rise to their “historic responsibility” to preserve the gains made so far in the interest of the country and people.

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

27 Aug 2015 description

Bissau-Guineans now have access to free malaria testing and treatment in public health facilities through a ground-breaking partnership between the Guinea Bissau government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and other development partners.

26 Aug 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
HUMANITARIAN WORKERS ATTACKED IN BAMBARI

26 Aug 2015 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l’Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 534ème réunion tenue le 17 août 2015, a suivi une communication de la Commission sur la situation en Guinée-Bissau.

Le Conseil a rappelé ses précédents communiqués et communiqués de presse sur la situation en Guinée Bissau, y compris le communiqué de presse PSC/PR/BR.(DXXI) adopté lors de sa 521ème réunion tenue le 25 juin 2015.

26 Aug 2015 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 534th meeting held on 17 August 2015, was briefed by the Commission on the situation in Guinea-Bissau.

Council recalled its previous communiqués and press statements on the situation in Guinea-Bissau, including press statement PSC/PR/BR. (DXXI) adopted at its 521th meeting held on 25 June 2015.
Council reiterated its deep concern about the evolution of the situation in GuineaBissau, marked by increasing tension among the main political leaders of the country.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 2 août 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 11.723 cas et 239 décès (Let. = 2%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Comparativement à la même époque en 2014, on note dans la région 73% de cas rapportés en moins.

Les données des dernières semaines indiquent en outre la persistance de quelques cas au Ghana et l’arrivée de nouveaux cas au Cameroun à la frontière avec le Nigeria.

25 Aug 2015 description

Bissau, Guinée-Bissau | AFP | mardi 254/08/2015 - 00:49 GMT

Les députés de Guinée-Bissau ont adopté lundi une résolution demandant le départ du nouveau Premier ministre par des moyens légaux, pour résoudre la crise politique née de la dissolution controversée du gouvernement par le chef de l'Etat.

Après 12 heures de débats intenses à l'Assemblée nationale, les députés ont adopté une résolution où ils expriment leur "désaccord avec la nomination du Premier ministre Baciro Dja", décidée la semaine dernière.

25 Aug 2015 description

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Tuesday 8/25/2015 - 00:38 GMT

Guinea-Bissau lawmakers on Monday adopted a proposal to try and get rid of the country's new prime minister through legal means in a bid to resolve a political crisis over his appointment.

After 12 hours of intense debate in the National Assembly, the lawmakers adopted the proposal in which they "express their disagreement with the nomination of Prime Minister Baciro Dja" last week.

22 Aug 2015 description

Bissau, Guinée-Bissau | AFP | samedi 22/08/2015 - 17:00 GMT | 356 mots

L’Assemblée nationale de Guinée-Bissau a condamné samedi la nomination du nouveau Premier ministre Baciro Dja et se réunira lundi en session extraordinaire pour analyser la situation politique du pays.

21 Aug 2015 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations continue to provide dedicated and on-the-ground preparedness support to priority countries in the African region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, South Sudan and Togo.

21 Aug 2015 description

8/21/2015 - 01:21 GMT

by Allen Yero EMBALO

Guinea-Bissau's new Prime Minister Baciro Dja was sworn in Thursday despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked.

President Jose Mario Vaz swore in Dja, 39, just hours after he was appointed to replace Domingos Simoes Pereira, who he fired over a series of disputes including the naming of a new army chief, sparking fresh crisis in the chronically unstable west African nation.

19 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· Owing to a fragile health system in Guinea-Bissau establishing a sanitary corridor along the border regions, the islands and the capital Bissau, continues to be a major challenge

· As a trusted partner in Guinea Bissau, UNICEF continues to perform and deliver its programme, maintaining relations with all sectors of the government, and providing technical assistance in ensuring systems are in place in case of a potential Ebola crisis

18 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, severity, and complexity. More than 23,200 people have been infected by 15 February 2015, resulting in over 9,300 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still affected by this outbreak, and are struggling to control the epidemic against a backdrop of extreme poverty, weak health systems and social customs that make breaking human-to-human transmission difficult.