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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HM The Sultan Congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau - Oman News AgencyHM The Sultan Congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau  Oman News Agency

Guinea-Bissau: WHO strengthens expertise to fight COVID-19 - World Health OrganizationGuinea-Bissau: WHO strengthens expertise to fight COVID-19  World Health Organization

Turkey, Guinea-Bissau sign education agreements - Anadolu AgencyTurkey, Guinea-Bissau sign education agreements  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria: President Buhari to attend 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau - DevdiscourseNigeria: President Buhari to attend 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau  Devdiscourse

WHO launches awareness campaign on correct wearing of masks in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaWHO launches awareness campaign on correct wearing of masks in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Continuing vital health services in Guinea-Bissau during COVID-19 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebContinuing vital health services in Guinea-Bissau during COVID-19 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Buhari to attend Guinea Bissaus independence anniversary Thursday - The PunchBuhari to attend Guinea Bissaus independence anniversary Thursday  The Punch

Guinea-Bissau Migration Agency Boss Arrested for Alleged Cocaine Trafficking - U.S. News & World ReportGuinea-Bissau Migration Agency Boss Arrested for Alleged Cocaine Trafficking  U.S. News & World Report

Ansu Fati: Guinea Bissau born Barcelona stiker makes history - Africanews EnglishAnsu Fati: Guinea Bissau born Barcelona stiker makes history  Africanews English

The mystery of why some vaccines are doubly beneficial - BBC NewsThe mystery of why some vaccines are doubly beneficial  BBC News

West Africa: Ecowas to Withdraw Its Troops From Guinea Bissau - AllAfrica.comWest Africa: Ecowas to Withdraw Its Troops From Guinea Bissau  AllAfrica.com

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau COVID-19 Situation Report No. 20 reporting period 15 - 31 August 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau COVID-19 Situation Report No. 20 reporting period 15 - 31 August 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Gambia/Guinea Bissau: Gambia Working On Facing Guinea-Bissau in Friendly - AllAfrica.comGambia/Guinea Bissau: Gambia Working On Facing Guinea-Bissau in Friendly  AllAfrica.com

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

UNHCR West & Central Africa COVID-19 Emergency Response, 17 September 2020 - Benin - ReliefWebUNHCR West & Central Africa COVID-19 Emergency Response, 17 September 2020 - Benin  ReliefWeb

How ready is India for climate change? Not much, says this report - Down To Earth MagazineHow ready is India for climate change? Not much, says this report  Down To Earth Magazine

Indian export stop could help get rid of some surplus Dutch red onions - FreshPlaza.comIndian export stop could help get rid of some surplus Dutch red onions  FreshPlaza.com

Official Meetings - General Assembly of the United Nations General DebateOfficial Meetings  General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate

Botswana latest to ratify Kigali - Cooling PostBotswana latest to ratify Kigali  Cooling Post

Edouard Mendy: From unemployment to the next Petr Cech, Chelsea's new goalkeeper takes circuitous route to the top - The NationalEdouard Mendy: From unemployment to the next Petr Cech, Chelsea's new goalkeeper takes circuitous route to the top  The National

HOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News - htafc.comHOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News  htafc.com

Guinea- Bissau : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and the Anti-Corruption Framework: Next Steps - International Monetary FundGuinea- Bissau : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and the Anti-Corruption Framework: Next Steps  International Monetary Fund

Lessons From The Nrm Primaries - New VisionLessons From The Nrm Primaries  New Vision

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms - UN NewsPolitical crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms  UN News

Ansu Fati promoted to FC Barcelona first team with massive release - KickOff.comAnsu Fati promoted to FC Barcelona first team with massive release  KickOff.com

Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency for another 15 days - cgtn.comGuinea-Bissau extends state of emergency for another 15 days  cgtn.com

ufofana's picture SANUSI COVID-19 indices update (23/09/20) - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture SANUSI COVID-19 indices update (23/09/20)  Politico Sierra Leone

The challenges and opportunities facing Guinea-Bissau - GOV.UKThe challenges and opportunities facing Guinea-Bissau  GOV.UK

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

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau - Modern DiplomacyPolitical crisis in Guinea-Bissau  Modern Diplomacy

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

Guinea Bissau broadcaster Radio Capital FM vandalized - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineGuinea Bissau broadcaster Radio Capital FM vandalized  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyCuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Day of Radio Silence in Guinea-Bissau Protests Attack on Station - Voice of AmericaDay of Radio Silence in Guinea-Bissau Protests Attack on Station  Voice of America

Fifa ban Guinea-Bissau FA president over 'mob justice incident' - Goal.comFifa ban Guinea-Bissau FA president over 'mob justice incident'  Goal.com

UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election - UN NewsUN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election  UN News

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

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

What's behind hundreds of vulture deaths in Guinea-Bissau. And what can be done - The Conversation AfricaWhat's behind hundreds of vulture deaths in Guinea-Bissau. And what can be done  The Conversation Africa

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

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

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

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 counts presidential ballots after weeks of chaos - ReutersGuinea Bissau counts presidential ballots after weeks of chaos  Reuters

ECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president - Al Jazeera EnglishECOWAS recognises Umaro Sissoco Embalo as Guinea-Bissau president  Al Jazeera English

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

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)

Madagascar ships anti-virus tea to Guinea-Bissau president - Deccan ChronicleMadagascar ships anti-virus tea to Guinea-Bissau president  Deccan Chronicle

COVID-19 in Guinea-Bissau - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectCOVID-19 in Guinea-Bissau - BORGEN  Borgen Project

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

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

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

Guinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote  Al Jazeera English

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

Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19 - ReutersAround 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19  Reuters

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 election: Polls close amid fraud claims - DW (English)Guinea-Bissau election: Polls close amid fraud claims  DW (English)

Turkish, Guinea-Bissau presidents meet in Istanbul - Anadolu AgencyTurkish, Guinea-Bissau presidents meet in Istanbul  Anadolu Agency

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

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

Hunger in Guinea-Bissau: Causes and Prevention - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectHunger in Guinea-Bissau: Causes and Prevention - BORGEN  Borgen Project

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

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

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 reports 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 72 hours - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau reports 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 72 hours - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #16, 18 - 24 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #16, 18 - 24 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

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

2.303 cases were confirmed in Guinea-Bissau - teleSUR English2.303 cases were confirmed in Guinea-Bissau  teleSUR English

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #17, 25 - 31 July 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #17, 25 - 31 July 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #14, 04 - 10 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #14, 04 - 10 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #18, 1 - 7 August 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #18, 1 - 7 August 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Drug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point - Aljazeera.comDrug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point  Aljazeera.com

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

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

Banned Guinea-Bissau FA president weighing up appeal - BBC NewsBanned Guinea-Bissau FA president weighing up appeal  BBC News

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

Health professionals at the forefront of combating COVID At risk - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebHealth professionals at the forefront of combating COVID At risk - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #13, 27 June 03 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #13, 27 June 03 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

Guinea-Bissau reports 59 new COVID-19 confirmed cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau reports 59 new COVID-19 confirmed cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #15, 11 - 17 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #15, 11 - 17 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 25 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGuinea-Bissau extends state of emergency until June 25 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #10, 6 - 12 June 2020 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #10, 6 - 12 June 2020 - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

FIFA bans Guinea-Bissau official over "mob justice" incident - Yahoo SportsFIFA bans Guinea-Bissau official over "mob justice" incident  Yahoo Sports

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

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

West African country becomes 'vulture graveyard': NGO - Anadolu AgencyWest African country becomes 'vulture graveyard': NGO  Anadolu Agency

Inside Guinea-Bissau's tense presidential election - Africanews EnglishInside Guinea-Bissau's tense presidential election  Africanews English

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

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #12, 20- 26 June - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #12, 20- 26 June - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Tradition and taboo keep Guinea-Bissau's forests standing - Mongabay.comTradition and taboo keep Guinea-Bissau's forests standing  Mongabay.com