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Guinea-Bissau forms new government after stalemate

Guinea Bissau's newly appointed Prime Minister Carlos Correia, 81, arrives at the presidential office in Bissau on September 17, 2015Guinea-Bissau has formed a new government, according to a presidential decree issued early Tuesday, ending a two-month political stalemate in the coup-plagued west African nation. The country has been in turmoil since President Jose Mario Vaz fired prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira on August 12 over a series of disputes, placing the head of state at loggerheads with his ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC). The new government team includes 15 ministers and 14 secretaries of state, mostly from the previous government and the PAIGC.

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