Citizens of Guinea-Bissau head to the polls in the second round of the country's latest presidential election.
The World Health Organization asks six African countries (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia) to be on the alert for possible Ebola outbreaks after Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo reported new cases that signaled a resurgence of the outbreak.
The latest presidential election in Guinea-Bissau has to go into a second round on December 29 as no candidate managed to win more than 50% of the votes during the first round. The second round will be a run-off between Domingos Simões Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embaló while incumbent president José Mário Vaz was eliminated from the race.
President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio calls for urgent action on Guinea-Bissau to "avoid a civil war". He makes the statement before the Chairman of ECOWAS, Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou.
Guinea-Bissau's President Malam Bacai Sanhá takes a "sovereign decision" to inaugurate mutineering General Antonio Indjai as army chief, causing upset to the United States which decides not to support this.