It is with great satisfaction that the Brazilian Center of African Studies (CEBRAFRICA) announces the publication of Brazilian Journal of African Studies (BJAS) eighth number. BJAS is a semester publication, in digital and printed format, bilingual (Portuguese/English), dedicated to research, to reflection and to diffusion about African studies. It releases unpublished scientific articles with emphasis to analysis of International Relations, Integration Organizations, Security and Defense, Political Systems, History, Geography, Economy Development, Social Structures and Chains of Thought.
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Thousands took to the streets in Guinea in a new anti-government protest on Monday, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people. The West African country has been hit by rolling protests since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde plans to stay in office for a third term. The violence comes after the political opposition said it would prevent legislative elections – planned for February 16 – from taking place, citing irregularities in the electoral roll. Conde is a former opposition figure himself who was jailed under Guinea’s previous authoritarian regimes.
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Guinea Bissau’s electoral commission on Wednesday declared the country’s former prime minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo the winner of Sunday’s presidential election with 54% of the vote. Embalo, 47, who beat opponent Domingos Simoes Pereira in a run-off vote, will succeed incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz, whose tenure was marred by political infighting, an ill-functioning parliament and corruption.
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