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Indecisive West African Leaders Warn Mali, Guinea Juntas

West African leaders warned military juntas in Mali and Guinea Bissau that further defiance of the 15-nation bloc's decisions would not be tolerated but...

Heavy Weapons Fire Heard in Guinea-Bissau Capital

Heavy weapons fire echoed through the capital of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, witnesses said, and soldiers surrounded the residence of former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior,...

Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral

AFRICANGLOBE - Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was a Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, writer, and a nationalist thinker and politician. Also known by his nom de guerre Abel Djassi, Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated on 20 January 1973, about 8 months before Guinea-Bissau's unilateral declaration of independence.