This name uses Portuguese naming customs. the first or maternal family name is Artur and the second or paternal family name is Da Silva.

Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva
19th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
30 January 2018 – 16 April 2018
PresidentJosé Mário Vaz
Preceded byUmaro Sissoco Embaló
Succeeded byAristides Gomes
Personal details
Political partyPAIGC

Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva (born 1956?) was the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, appointed by President José Mário Vaz January 30, 2018 to April 16, 2018, to succeed Umaro Sissoco Embaló, who had resigned two weeks earlier.[1]


Artur is a member of the ruling PAIGC Party, and served as education minister in the government of Carlos Gomes Júnior, as well as Foreign Minister.[2] The new Prime Minister’s first job will be to organise fresh parliamentary elections in the coming months. But because the PAIGC lost its parliamentary majority, President Vaz sought backing from MPs in the second largest party, the Party of Social Renovation, to secure Silva’s appointment.[3]


  1. ^ "Artur Silva is new Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau - Journal du Cameroun". 31 January 2018. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Guinea Bissau president names new prime minister". Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  3. ^ Rarieya, Yvonne. "Guinea-Bissau president names new PM in bid to end crisis - CGTN Africa - Strengthening news coverage in Africa". Retrieved 1 February 2018.