Guinea-Bissau

Country Guinea-Bissau
Capital Bissau
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages Portuguese & Crioulo

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Introduction

Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was ousted by the military in a bloodless coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009.

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Guinea-Bissau - Wikipedia
Guinea-Bissau - CIA World Fact Book
Guinea-Bissau - BBC
Guinea-Bissau - Timeline - BBC

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Do not divide the people, Church in Guinea-Bissau tells politicians - Vatican NewsDo not divide the people, Church in Guinea-Bissau tells politicians  Vatican News

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly - UN NewsGuinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly  UN News

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebSecurity Council Press Statement on Situation in Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

AU, UN welcome recent anti-drug trafficking measures in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAU, UN welcome recent anti-drug trafficking measures in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, July 2019 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebWFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, July 2019 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Record cocaine busts help one of Africa's smallest countries earn its reputation as a 'narco state' - Business InsiderRecord cocaine busts help one of Africa's smallest countries earn its reputation as a 'narco state'  Business Insider

13 candidates on provisional list for Guinea-Bissau elections, including incumbent president - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua13 candidates on provisional list for Guinea-Bissau elections, including incumbent president - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, June 2019 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebWFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, June 2019 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Press statement of the joint mission of United Nations, African Union, ECOWAS and CPLP to Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebPress statement of the joint mission of United Nations, African Union, ECOWAS and CPLP to Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau's Braima Dabo helps exhausted Aruban 5,000m runner Jonathan Busby cross finish line - The TelegraphGuinea-Bissau's Braima Dabo helps exhausted Aruban 5,000m runner Jonathan Busby cross finish line  The Telegraph

Godavarthi Venkata Srinivas named India's next envoy to Guinea Bissau - ANI NewsGodavarthi Venkata Srinivas named India's next envoy to Guinea Bissau  ANI News

Guinea-Bissau National Day - Africanews EnglishGuinea-Bissau National Day  Africanews English

Record Cocaine Hauls Confirm Guinea-Bissau's 'Narco-State' Reputation - Insightcrime.orgRecord Cocaine Hauls Confirm Guinea-Bissau's 'Narco-State' Reputation  Insightcrime.org

Wonderkid Ansu Fati: From the fields of Guinea-Bissau to Barcelona's Camp Nou - Scroll.inWonderkid Ansu Fati: From the fields of Guinea-Bissau to Barcelona's Camp Nou  Scroll.in

LaLiga: 16-year-old Ansu Fati, national pride for Guinea-Bissau, proving to be wonder kid for Barcelona - FirstpostLaLiga: 16-year-old Ansu Fati, national pride for Guinea-Bissau, proving to be wonder kid for Barcelona  Firstpost

The Socialist Agronomist Who Helped End Portuguese Colonialism - Jacobin magazineThe Socialist Agronomist Who Helped End Portuguese Colonialism  Jacobin magazine

Guinea-Bissau vs. Guinea - Football Match Report - October 3, 2019 - ESPN.co.ukGuinea-Bissau vs. Guinea - Football Match Report - October 3, 2019  ESPN.co.uk

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Guinea-Bissau - Africanews EnglishInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Guinea-Bissau  Africanews English

Guinea-Bissau vow to come back strong in Wafu Cup derby - Goal.comGuinea-Bissau vow to come back strong in Wafu Cup derby  Goal.com

Senegal vs. Guinea-Bissau - Football Match Report - September 28, 2019 - ESPN IndiaSenegal vs. Guinea-Bissau - Football Match Report - September 28, 2019  ESPN India

Global Africa? - Project SyndicateGlobal Africa?  Project Syndicate

19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote - Yahoo News19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote  Yahoo News

UN SECURITY COUNCIL RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER ELECTIONS IN GUINEA-BISSAU - Black Star NewsUN SECURITY COUNCIL RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER ELECTIONS IN GUINEA-BISSAU  Black Star News

6 amazing tourist sites in Guinea-Bissau you must visit - Face2Face Africa6 amazing tourist sites in Guinea-Bissau you must visit  Face2Face Africa

Secretary-General appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy special representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau - Africanews EnglishSecretary-General appoints Mamadou Diallo of Guinea Deputy special representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau  Africanews English

Guinea-Bissau's selfless Dabo makes a name at IAAF World Championships in Doha - Insidethegames.bizGuinea-Bissau's selfless Dabo makes a name at IAAF World Championships in Doha  Insidethegames.biz

Moment a 5,000m runner sacrifices his chances of a winning a medal to help his exhausted rival - Daily MailMoment a 5,000m runner sacrifices his chances of a winning a medal to help his exhausted rival  Daily Mail

World Athletics Championships 2019: Busby helped by Dabo in men's 5,000m - BBC SportWorld Athletics Championships 2019: Busby helped by Dabo in men's 5,000m  BBC Sport

Barcelona's Guinea-Bissau wonderkid Ansu Fati headed for the top - TimesLIVEBarcelona's Guinea-Bissau wonderkid Ansu Fati headed for the top  TimesLIVE

Hungry Meza's chance to net a Sundowns goal - TimesLIVEHungry Meza's chance to net a Sundowns goal  TimesLIVE

Barcelona Must Take Steps To Protect Rising Star Ansu Fati - ForbesBarcelona Must Take Steps To Protect Rising Star Ansu Fati  Forbes

Disquiet on the Hunger Front - NewsClickDisquiet on the Hunger Front  NewsClick

UAE leaders congratulate President of Guinea-Bissau on Independence Day - WAM ENUAE leaders congratulate President of Guinea-Bissau on Independence Day  WAM EN

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange Shutting Down in 31 Countries - BeInCryptoBittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange Shutting Down in 31 Countries  BeInCrypto

President of Republic congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau on National Day - Sahara Press ServicePresident of Republic congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau on National Day  Sahara Press Service

Ansu Fati: Spain clearance granted for Barcelona's 16-year-old wonderkid - iNewsAnsu Fati: Spain clearance granted for Barcelona's 16-year-old wonderkid  iNews

Tag: Guinea-Bissau - Europa NewswireTag: Guinea-Bissau  Europa Newswire

Ansu Fati given green light from FIFA to play for Spain - AS EnglishAnsu Fati given green light from FIFA to play for Spain  AS English

Pape Diop's Eibar see unbeaten run stopped by Barcelona - Sporting NewsPape Diop's Eibar see unbeaten run stopped by Barcelona  Sporting News

AU, UN urge calm ahead of presidential election in Guinea-Bissau - News GhanaAU, UN urge calm ahead of presidential election in Guinea-Bissau  News Ghana

Senegal beat Ghana on penalties to win Wafu 2019 - BBC NewsSenegal beat Ghana on penalties to win Wafu 2019  BBC News

'Do you wind it up?': todays teens tackle rotary phones, FM radio and map reading - The Guardian'Do you wind it up?': todays teens tackle rotary phones, FM radio and map reading  The Guardian

Preparing for elections in Guinea Bissau - GOV.UKPreparing for elections in Guinea Bissau  GOV.UK

Qatar- 19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote - MENAFN.COMQatar- 19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote  MENAFN.COM

Guinea-Bissau Situation in the country (18.06.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres - France DiplomatieGuinea-Bissau Situation in the country (18.06.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres  France Diplomatie

Bissau-Guinean chiefs urge Gambians to jealously guard peace - The PointBissau-Guinean chiefs urge Gambians to jealously guard peace  The Point

Dayot Upamecano to Arsenal: '54m transfer', Guendouzi's role and what the defender has said - Football.LondonDayot Upamecano to Arsenal: '54m transfer', Guendouzi's role and what the defender has said  Football.London

6 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month! - Sport246 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month!  Sport24

Can a West African currency union work? - Jordan TimesCan a West African currency union work?  Jordan Times

Barcelona teenage sensation Ansu Fati makes Spain U-21 debut - AS EnglishBarcelona teenage sensation Ansu Fati makes Spain U-21 debut  AS English

Dakar cocaine seizure shows West African ports are easy transit hubs - The Africa ReportDakar cocaine seizure shows West African ports are easy transit hubs  The Africa Report

Guinea-Bissau Bishops call for peace and security - Vatican NewsGuinea-Bissau Bishops call for peace and security  Vatican News

Why FC Barcelona Might Not Sign Neymar - Soccer LadumaWhy FC Barcelona Might Not Sign Neymar  Soccer Laduma

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son - Al Jazeera EnglishSwitzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son  Al Jazeera English

Watch: Sportsmanship on full display as runner carries exhausted rival over finish line at IAAF World Championships - Yahoo SportsWatch: Sportsmanship on full display as runner carries exhausted rival over finish line at IAAF World Championships  Yahoo Sports

Guinea-Bissau president names new prime minister 'in name of peace' - Deutsche WelleGuinea-Bissau president names new prime minister 'in name of peace'  Deutsche Welle

Collapsed Rotherham metals firm set for multi-million pound comeback - Yorkshire PostCollapsed Rotherham metals firm set for multi-million pound comeback  Yorkshire Post

Ten passports, 400 flights and 15 pairs of trainers: The man running a marathon in every country - Bristol PostTen passports, 400 flights and 15 pairs of trainers: The man running a marathon in every country  Bristol Post

Guinea-Bissau police say 1.8 tonnes of cocaine seized in biggest ever haul - Reuters.comGuinea-Bissau police say 1.8 tonnes of cocaine seized in biggest ever haul  Reuters.com

Report: Ansu Fati to Be Offered New Contract at Barcelona with 88M Release Fee - Bleacher ReportReport: Ansu Fati to Be Offered New Contract at Barcelona with 88M Release Fee  Bleacher Report

African-Born Starlet Makes History For Spain - Soccer LadumaAfrican-Born Starlet Makes History For Spain  Soccer Laduma

Morocco, Guinea-Bissau to strengthen cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco, Guinea-Bissau to strengthen cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

An evening with the soldier-poets of Guinea-Bissau - The EconomistAn evening with the soldier-poets of Guinea-Bissau  The Economist

Guinea-Bissau Elects a New Parliament - Voice of AmericaGuinea-Bissau Elects a New Parliament  Voice of America

Guinea-Bissau Names New Prime Minister to Form Government - BloombergGuinea-Bissau Names New Prime Minister to Form Government  Bloomberg

In Guinea-Bissau, breaking a vicious cycle - Oxfam AmericaIn Guinea-Bissau, breaking a vicious cycle  Oxfam America

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona are not as superior: Villarreal coach Javi Calleja - The New Indian ExpressWithout Lionel Messi, Barcelona are not as superior: Villarreal coach Javi Calleja  The New Indian Express

'A new chapter' dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official - UN News'A new chapter' dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official  UN News

Experience gives Guinea Bissau better shot at second round - The Star OnlineExperience gives Guinea Bissau better shot at second round  The Star Online

UAE leaders congratulate Guinea-Bissau on Independence Day - UrduPoint NewsUAE leaders congratulate Guinea-Bissau on Independence Day  UrduPoint News

Bissau Guinean Paramount Chief addresses Gambian Chiefs | - Voice Gambia NewspaperBissau Guinean Paramount Chief addresses Gambian Chiefs |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Guinea-Bissau: Ruling party wins parliamentary elections - DW (English)Guinea-Bissau: Ruling party wins parliamentary elections  DW (English)

Benin, Guinea Bissau complete hat-trick of goalless draws - The Star OnlineBenin, Guinea Bissau complete hat-trick of goalless draws  The Star Online

Communique of the 855th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Guinea Bissau, held on 11 June 2019 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebCommunique of the 855th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Guinea Bissau, held on 11 June 2019 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Ending open defecation in Guinea-Bissau: It all starts under a mango tree - UNICEFEnding open defecation in Guinea-Bissau: It all starts under a mango tree  UNICEF

Guinea Bissau president names government in move to end deadlock - Business DayGuinea Bissau president names government in move to end deadlock  Business Day

Why are these Nigerians travelling across 13 West African countries in 80 Days? - Sierra Leone TelegraphWhy are these Nigerians travelling across 13 West African countries in 80 Days?  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Adviser to Niger official arrested in Guinea Bissau cocaine bust - ReutersAdviser to Niger official arrested in Guinea Bissau cocaine bust  Reuters

Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea-Bissau - Thomson Reuters FoundationChinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea-Bissau  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Cameroon v Guinea-Bissau: Seedorf's Indomitable Lions 'serene' despite bonus row - SportstarCameroon v Guinea-Bissau: Seedorf's Indomitable Lions 'serene' despite bonus row  Sportstar

Report of the Secretary-General on Developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (S/2019/664) - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebReport of the Secretary-General on Developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (S/2019/664) - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Voters head to polls with expectation of 'peaceful, free and fair' elections: UN News special report from Guinea-Bissau - UN NewsVoters head to polls with expectation of 'peaceful, free and fair' elections: UN News special report from Guinea-Bissau  UN News

Guinea-Bissau to hold delayed elections - Euronews EnglishGuinea-Bissau to hold delayed elections  Euronews English

Rivalries ahead of Guinea-Bissau's election raise questions about stability - The Conversation - AfricaRivalries ahead of Guinea-Bissau's election raise questions about stability  The Conversation - Africa

Guinea-Bissau's election delivers renewed deadlock inst... Guinea-Bissau's election delivers renewed deadlock instead of solutions - Institute for Security StudiesGuinea-Bissau's election delivers renewed deadlock inst... Guinea-Bissau's election delivers renewed deadlock instead of solutions  Institute for Security Studies

Guinea-Bissau Assembly Votes to Remove President Jose Mario Vaz - BloombergGuinea-Bissau Assembly Votes to Remove President Jose Mario Vaz  Bloomberg

Life in revolutionary Guinea-Bissau favela: Were fighting to protect our people - The Irish TimesLife in revolutionary Guinea-Bissau favela: Were fighting to protect our people  The Irish Times

WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, May 2019 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebWFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, May 2019 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

EU, Guinea Bissau sign fishing access agreement - SeafoodSourceEU, Guinea Bissau sign fishing access agreement  SeafoodSource

African Country of Guinea-Bissau Level 3 Travel Advisory Issued - Vax Before TravelAfrican Country of Guinea-Bissau Level 3 Travel Advisory Issued  Vax Before Travel

Guinea-Bissau v Ghana: Gyan could return for crucial Group F showdown - SportstarGuinea-Bissau v Ghana: Gyan could return for crucial Group F showdown  Sportstar

Africa Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau unveil provisional squad - BBC NewsAfrica Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau unveil provisional squad  BBC News

Guinea-Bissau wants to be UAE's gateway to Latin America: PM - Khaleej TimesGuinea-Bissau wants to be UAE's gateway to Latin America: PM  Khaleej Times

Construction of photo-voltaic plant in Guinea-Bissau expected to start in July - MacauhubConstruction of photo-voltaic plant in Guinea-Bissau expected to start in July  Macauhub

Report of the Secretary-General on Progress made with regard to the stabilization and restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau (S/2019/696) - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebReport of the Secretary-General on Progress made with regard to the stabilization and restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau (S/2019/696) - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau 2019 legislative elections: Poll results soon - Aljazeera.comGuinea-Bissau 2019 legislative elections: Poll results soon  Aljazeera.com

Portugal puts pressure on Guinea-Bissau to appoint PM - Africanews EnglishPortugal puts pressure on Guinea-Bissau to appoint PM  Africanews English

Arrests in Guinea-Bissau over 1.8 tonnes cocaine bust - Africanews EnglishArrests in Guinea-Bissau over 1.8 tonnes cocaine bust  Africanews English

Will elections in Guinea-Bissau end years of political crisis? - Mail and GuardianWill elections in Guinea-Bissau end years of political crisis?  Mail and Guardian

Guinea-Bissau names gender-par cabinet after Ethiopia, South Africa - Africanews EnglishGuinea-Bissau names gender-par cabinet after Ethiopia, South Africa  Africanews English