Bissau — Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz named a new prime minister on Tuesday, but his sacked predecessor refused to step down, intensifying a bitter power struggle between Vaz and the ruling party weeks ahead of a presidential election.

Vaz, who is running again in the November 24 poll, dissolved the government late on Monday saying the political situation is undermining the normal functioning of state institutions in the West African country...

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