31 July 2009 - Malam Bacai Sanha is the new Guinea-Bissau's President. Sanha won the 26 July presidential run-off with 63.31 percent of the vote against 36.9 percent for Mohamed Kumba Yalá, from PRS, according to the final results announced by the National Electoral Commission.
24 July 2009 - The United Nations Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) and Guinea-Bissau Electoral Commission today informed the international observers for the country's presidential elections that "everything is ready" for the second round to be held Sunday.
20 July 2009 - The United Nations and ECOWAS top-representatives in Guinea-Bissau today attended a meeting in Bissau with one of the country's run-off presidential elections candidates aimed at appeasing the tension around the electoral campaign.
23 June 2009 - The challenges facing Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings and coup attempts since last August, are enormous, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today, urging the international community to stay engaged and provide the necessary support.
16 June 2009 - A credible commission of inquiry is essential for ending the cycles of violence and impunity in Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings over the past several months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his latest report on the West African nation.
9 June 2009 - The Security Council today spoke out against the recent killings of top political figures in Guinea-Bissau, serving as a "tragic setback" to the West African nation which has been rocked by a series of civil conflicts, coups d'état and uprisings in recent decades.
5 June 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his concern at the "emerging pattern of killings" of high profile personalities in Guinea-Bissau, where a presidential candidate and a member of parliament were gunned down today, just months after the country's president and his chief of sta
UN News Centre - The Security Council today welcomed the convening of presidential polls in Guinea-Bissau this June, following last month's assassination of the West African nation's leader, calling for continued international support for the election process.