Baciro Djá was the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau from 27 May 2016 to 18 November 2016.[1] He was previously Prime Minister from 20 August 2015 to 17 September 2015.

Baciro Djá
17th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
27 May 2016 – 18 November 2016
PresidentJosé Mário Vaz
Preceded byCarlos Correia
Succeeded byUmaro Sissoco Embaló
In office
20 August 2015 – 17 September 2015
PresidentJosé Mário Vaz
Preceded byDomingos Simões Pereira
Succeeded byCarlos Correia
Personal details
Born (1973-01-31) 31 January 1973 (age 46)
Political partyAfrican Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Alma materUniversity of Havana
Graduate Institute of Applied Psychology

Early lifeEdit

Baciro Djá was born on 31 January 1973. He graduated in Social Psychology from the University of Havana, Cuba in 1996. In 1998, received a master's degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada in Lisbon, Portugal. From 2006 to 2008 Djá was Reform Project coordinator at Defense and Safety sector and also the president of the Institute of National Defense. In 2008 he was elected member of parliament, in the same year he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sports. In 2011 and 2012 he served as the Minister of National Defence. In 2012 he presented himself as an independent presidential candidate. He serves as the third vice-president of the PAIGC, the majority party in the Guinean parliament. He is said to be fluent in Portuguese, French and Spanish.[2]

Guinea-Bissau's prime minister has resigned on September 9, 2015 after 20 days in the post and two days after appointing his cabinet. Baciro Djá handed in his resignation after the Supreme Court ruled his appointment violated the constitution.[3][4]

Dja was expelled on 20 November 2016 from the PAIGC party. He was accused to have shown contempt for the party statutes, having accepted to take over as prime minister in August 2015.[5][4]


  1. ^ "Guinea-Bissau names new prime minister, fifth in nine months". 18 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, O Democrata.
  3. ^ Guinea-Bissau's 'unconstitutional' PM Baciro Dja resigns BBC.
  4. ^ a b Africa Yearbook Volume 12: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2015. 10 October 2016. p. 104. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ Partido gobernante en Guinea Bissau expulsa a exprimer ministro Prensa Latina
Political offices
Preceded by
Domingos Simões Pereira
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Succeeded by
Carlos Correia
Preceded by
Carlos Correia
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Succeeded by
Umaro Sissoco Embaló