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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Cocaine and Guinea-Bissau: How Africa's 'narco-state' is trying to kick its habit - BBC NewsCocaine and Guinea-Bissau: How Africa's 'narco-state' is trying to kick its habit  BBC News

Guinea-Bissau to ease some COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau to ease some COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Guinea-Bissaus Political Crisis Could Make It a Narco-State Again - World Politics ReviewGuinea-Bissaus Political Crisis Could Make It a Narco-State Again  World Politics Review

Guinea-Bissau reports 17 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 1,195 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau reports 17 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 1,195 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Guinea-Bissau premier, 3 ministers contract COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyGuinea-Bissau premier, 3 ministers contract COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #07, 16 - 22 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #07, 16 - 22 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau PM, Three in Cabinet Test Positive for COVID-19 - VOA NewsGuinea-Bissau PM, Three in Cabinet Test Positive for COVID-19  VOA News

Investigating the mystery behind Guinea-Bissau's mass vulture deaths - BirdLife InternationalInvestigating the mystery behind Guinea-Bissau's mass vulture deaths  BirdLife International

Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 10 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 10 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

GIEWS Country Brief: Guinea-Bissau 06-May-2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Guinea-Bissau 06-May-2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Cassama: Reims extend Guinea-Bissau midfielders contract - Goal.comCassama: Reims extend Guinea-Bissau midfielders contract  Goal.com

Guinea Bissau: MSF Calls for an Urgent Scale Up in the Response to COVID-19 - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGuinea Bissau: MSF Calls for an Urgent Scale Up in the Response to COVID-19  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #05, 2 - 8 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #05, 2 - 8 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus - UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #07 - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #07  CNBCAfrica.com

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #06, 9 - 15 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #06, 9 - 15 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Nigeria pledges to help keep Guinea-Bissau politically stable - cgtn.comNigeria pledges to help keep Guinea-Bissau politically stable  cgtn.com

Guinea Bissau: President Calls for Amendment of the Constitution - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGuinea Bissau: President Calls for Amendment of the Constitution  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #04, 25 April - 1 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #04, 25 April - 1 May 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau in West Africa Earth.com - Earth.comGuinea-Bissau in West Africa Earth.com  Earth.com

Covid-19: Guinea Bissau cases rise to 1,032 - The East AfricanCovid-19: Guinea Bissau cases rise to 1,032  The East African

Guinea-Bissau's president extends state of emergency untill May 26 - cgtn.comGuinea-Bissau's president extends state of emergency untill May 26  cgtn.com

Guinea Bissau accepts shipment of Madagascar's herbal COVID product - Africa TimesGuinea Bissau accepts shipment of Madagascar's herbal COVID product  Africa Times

Guinea Bissau: COVID-19 - Guinea Bissau Cases Rise to 1032 - AllAfrica.comGuinea Bissau: COVID-19 - Guinea Bissau Cases Rise to 1032  AllAfrica.com

Madagascar ships anti-virus potion to Guinea-Bissau - Yahoo NewsMadagascar ships anti-virus potion to Guinea-Bissau  Yahoo News

Guinea-Bissau vulture killing 'the biggest ever' - BirdGuidesGuinea-Bissau vulture killing 'the biggest ever'  BirdGuides

Guinea-Bissau: Health authorities call for isolation of Bissau | - Macau BusinessGuinea-Bissau: Health authorities call for isolation of Bissau |  Macau Business

Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional revision in pipeline - The North Africa PostGuinea-Bissau: Constitutional revision in pipeline  The North Africa Post

Guinea Bissau confirms 52 more Covid-19 cases raising tally to 257 - Daily NationGuinea Bissau confirms 52 more Covid-19 cases raising tally to 257  Daily Nation

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY Remittance Deliveries to Africa - GlobeNewswireRevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY Remittance Deliveries to Africa  GlobeNewswire

Mass killings push 'mystical' vultures towards extinction | World - The TimesMass killings push 'mystical' vultures towards extinction | World  The Times

The Bijagos of Guinea-Bissau where women rule and choose their own husbands - Face2Face AfricaThe Bijagos of Guinea-Bissau where women rule and choose their own husbands  Face2Face Africa

Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China's Power Projection - The DiplomatOverseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China's Power Projection  The Diplomat

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationFACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Why COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping - The Conversation AfricaWhy COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping  The Conversation Africa

New York : The Rockefeller Foundation Announces New Awards - Citybizlist Real EstateNew York : The Rockefeller Foundation Announces New Awards  Citybizlist Real Estate

Guinea-Bissau: Political chaos could boost cocaine trade - BBC NewsGuinea-Bissau: Political chaos could boost cocaine trade  BBC News

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.7 million, death... - Thomson Reuters FoundationFACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.7 million, death...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Spanish Report Claims Inter & Juventus Enquire About Barcelona's Ansu Fati - SempreInterSpanish Report Claims Inter & Juventus Enquire About Barcelona's Ansu Fati  SempreInter

Post-coronavirus: More sorrow for Africas new oil and gas producers - The Africa ReportPost-coronavirus: More sorrow for Africas new oil and gas producers  The Africa Report

COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau surpass 1,000 with 48 new cases - News GhanaCOVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau surpass 1,000 with 48 new cases  News Ghana

Listening to the book - Mail and GuardianListening to the book  Mail and Guardian

Guinea-Bissau: Former PM Embalo wins presidential election - BBC NewsGuinea-Bissau: Former PM Embalo wins presidential election  BBC News

Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative - UN NewsGuinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative  UN News

New premier named in Guinea-Bissau as crisis looms - Anadolu AgencyNew premier named in Guinea-Bissau as crisis looms  Anadolu Agency

Pan Africa Government Affairs Xchange established by ETHICORE - BusinessGhanaPan Africa Government Affairs Xchange established by ETHICORE  BusinessGhana

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 12 (19 May 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 12 (19 May 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebGuinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Could military interference derail peace prospects in Guinea-Bissau? - Institute for Security StudiesCould military interference derail peace prospects in Guinea-Bissau?  Institute for Security Studies

Uganda's coronavirus cases rise by 36 to 317 - The ObserverUganda's coronavirus cases rise by 36 to 317  The Observer

Guinea-Bissau Crisis Deepens as UN Urges Peaceful Solution - VOA NewsGuinea-Bissau Crisis Deepens as UN Urges Peaceful Solution  VOA News

FC Barcelona transfer news: Barca make decision on Ansu Fati's future - KickOff.comFC Barcelona transfer news: Barca make decision on Ansu Fati's future  KickOff.com

Guinea-Bissau: As Embalo claims victory, Pereira urges caution - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea-Bissau: As Embalo claims victory, Pereira urges caution  Al Jazeera English

Guinea-Bissau: Commission confirms Embalo as president - Anadolu AgencyGuinea-Bissau: Commission confirms Embalo as president  Anadolu Agency

Guinea Bissau election inspires optimism -- but there are still big risks - The Conversation AfricaGuinea Bissau election inspires optimism -- but there are still big risks  The Conversation Africa

Who will be Guinea-Bissau's president in the new year? - DW (English)Who will be Guinea-Bissau's president in the new year?  DW (English)

Guinea-Bissau: Strife and uncertainty reign ahead as elections go ahead - Deutsche WelleGuinea-Bissau: Strife and uncertainty reign ahead as elections go ahead  Deutsche Welle

IOM Supports Guinea-Bissau's Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebIOM Supports Guinea-Bissau's Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

'Peaceful' Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau - VOA News'Peaceful' Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau  VOA News

WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, January 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebWFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, January 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau: ECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president - The Africa ReportGuinea-Bissau: ECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president  The Africa Report

Mali, Guinea-Bissau confirm 1st coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyMali, Guinea-Bissau confirm 1st coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

Candidates Gear Up for Guinea Bissau Presidential Elections - VOA NewsCandidates Gear Up for Guinea Bissau Presidential Elections  VOA News

Guinea-Bissau crisis opens way to drugs traffickers - Financial TimesGuinea-Bissau crisis opens way to drugs traffickers  Financial Times

Solar project to more than double Guinea-Bissau generation capacity - pv magazine InternationalSolar project to more than double Guinea-Bissau generation capacity  pv magazine International

Embalo sworn in as Guinea-Bissau president, election remains in dispute - ReutersEmbalo sworn in as Guinea-Bissau president, election remains in dispute  Reuters

Guinea-Bissau Presidential Elections Head to Second Round - VOA NewsGuinea-Bissau Presidential Elections Head to Second Round  VOA News

Guinea-Bissau electoral commission confirms Embalo as president - ReutersGuinea-Bissau electoral commission confirms Embalo as president  Reuters

Nearly 1,000 vultures found dead in Guinea Bissau - Anadolu AgencyNearly 1,000 vultures found dead in Guinea Bissau  Anadolu Agency

Guinea-Bissaus Embalo Names New Cabinet Amid Political Crisis - BloombergGuinea-Bissaus Embalo Names New Cabinet Amid Political Crisis  Bloomberg

As Guinea-Bissau records mass vulture deaths, poisoning is main suspect - Mongabay.comAs Guinea-Bissau records mass vulture deaths, poisoning is main suspect  Mongabay.com

UN Security Council Issues Call for Stability, Elections in Guinea Bissau - VOA NewsUN Security Council Issues Call for Stability, Elections in Guinea Bissau  VOA News

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

Guinea-Bissau: Investigations into political killings stalled - Al Jazeera AmericaGuinea-Bissau: Investigations into political killings stalled  Al Jazeera America

Guinea-Bissau President Names New PM But Old One Refuses to Go - VOA NewsGuinea-Bissau President Names New PM But Old One Refuses to Go  VOA News

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result - ReutersGuinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result  Reuters

Guinea-Bissau president fires PM amid political crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea-Bissau president fires PM amid political crisis  Al Jazeera English

Guinea-Bissau Prepares for a Presidential Runoff Election - Council on Foreign RelationsGuinea-Bissau Prepares for a Presidential Runoff Election  Council on Foreign Relations

Africa in the news: Updates on Togo, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, and health challenges - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Updates on Togo, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, and health challenges  Brookings Institution

Guinea-Bissau's leader concedes election defeat - Anadolu AgencyGuinea-Bissau's leader concedes election defeat  Anadolu Agency

I WILL NEVER ADVOCATE FOR WAR BETWEEN SENEGAL & GAMBIA - Freedom NewspaperI WILL NEVER ADVOCATE FOR WAR BETWEEN SENEGAL & GAMBIA  Freedom Newspaper

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

Drug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point - Al Jazeera AmericaDrug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point  Al Jazeera America

Six new Chinese vessels heading to Senegal, Guinea Bissau for tuna, shrimp - SeafoodSourceSix new Chinese vessels heading to Senegal, Guinea Bissau for tuna, shrimp  SeafoodSource

In Guinea-Bissau, mixed reaction to coronavirus measures - Africanews EnglishIn Guinea-Bissau, mixed reaction to coronavirus measures  Africanews English

Guinea-Bissau elections: Leader says he will respect results - Al Jazeera AmericaGuinea-Bissau elections: Leader says he will respect results  Al Jazeera America

Guinea-Bissau, Africas most famous narco-state, goes to the polls - The EconomistGuinea-Bissau, Africas most famous narco-state, goes to the polls  The Economist

Guinea-Bissaus Interim Leader Quits After Death Threats - BloombergGuinea-Bissaus Interim Leader Quits After Death Threats  Bloomberg

Guinea-Bissau country profile - BBC NewsGuinea-Bissau country profile  BBC News

Guinea-Bissau President Appoints Nabiam as Prime Minister - BloombergGuinea-Bissau President Appoints Nabiam as Prime Minister  Bloomberg

ECOWAS Recognizes the Guinea-Bissau's Presidential Election - Modern DiplomacyECOWAS Recognizes the Guinea-Bissau's Presidential Election  Modern Diplomacy

Presidential election in chaotic Guinea-Bissau could resolve political impasse - ReutersPresidential election in chaotic Guinea-Bissau could resolve political impasse  Reuters

ECOWAS recognises Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president - defenceWebECOWAS recognises Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president  defenceWeb

AU expresses deep concern over situation in Guinea-Bissau, threatens sanctions - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAU expresses deep concern over situation in Guinea-Bissau, threatens sanctions - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

With Its Runoff Election, Guinea-Bissau Hopes to Move Past Years of Instability - World Politics ReviewWith Its Runoff Election, Guinea-Bissau Hopes to Move Past Years of Instability  World Politics Review

Guinea-Bissau Situation in the country (18.06.19) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs - France DiplomatieGuinea-Bissau Situation in the country (18.06.19) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs  France Diplomatie

Umaro Embalo officially becomes president in Guinea-Bissau - cgtn.comUmaro Embalo officially becomes president in Guinea-Bissau  cgtn.com

South Africa's virus cases jump; Mali, Guinea-Bissau get 1st - NBC MontanaSouth Africa's virus cases jump; Mali, Guinea-Bissau get 1st  NBC Montana

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects challenge to presidential election result - ReutersGuinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects challenge to presidential election result  Reuters

UN chief asks Guinea-Bissau to move ahead after region endorses outcome of presidential poll - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN chief asks Guinea-Bissau to move ahead after region endorses outcome of presidential poll - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the political situation in Guinea-Bissau - EU NewsDeclaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the political situation in Guinea-Bissau  EU News