- Guinea-Bissau is the fifth prime minister in nine months. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo Friday officially appointed by President José Mário Vaz.
The small West African country (1.7 million inhabitants) falls for more than a year in a political deadlock. The former Portuguese colony has anyway a difficult political history, where coups, dictatorships and political violence succeeded each other rapidly.
The previous government disappeared Monday after Prime Minister Baciro Dja lost the confidence of his own party PAIGC. DJA had sustained relatively long: he had since the end of May to the regime.