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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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: Who Will Be Guinea-Bissau's President in the New Year? - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGuinea Bissau: Who Will Be Guinea-Bissau's President in the New Year?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

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

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

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

Guinea-Bissau Ex-Premier Embalo Wins Presidential Vote With 54% - BloombergGuinea-Bissau Ex-Premier Embalo Wins Presidential Vote With 54%  Bloomberg

Loser in Guinea Bissau election cries foul, will contest result in court - ReutersLoser in Guinea Bissau election cries foul, will contest result in court  Reuters

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)

FIFA Women U-20 Qualifiers: Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia register convincing victories on the road - Kawowo SportsFIFA Women U-20 Qualifiers: Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia register convincing victories on the road  Kawowo Sports

Two Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency - LasentinelTwo Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency  Lasentinel

Former Sao Tome and Principe PM leads AU election observation mission to Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFormer Sao Tome and Principe PM leads AU election observation mission to Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Guinea-Bissau top court calls for clarification of presidential vote - CGTNGuinea-Bissau top court calls for clarification of presidential vote  CGTN

Guinea Bissau ruling party contests presidential poll results - The East AfricanGuinea Bissau ruling party contests presidential poll results  The East African

Africa's dreamers learn paths on road to Qatar 2022 - FIFA.comAfrica's dreamers learn paths on road to Qatar 2022  FIFA.com

Guinea-Bissau: Beaten candidate urges foreign diplomats to assess alleged - Macau BusinessGuinea-Bissau: Beaten candidate urges foreign diplomats to assess alleged  Macau Business

2019 FUTURE OF GUINEA-BISSAU TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET-TRENDS, OUTLOOK AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OF MOBILE, FIXED LANDLINE AND BROADBAND MARKETS Dagoretti News - Dagoretti News2019 FUTURE OF GUINEA-BISSAU TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET-TRENDS, OUTLOOK AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OF MOBILE, FIXED LANDLINE AND BROADBAND MARKETS Dagoretti News  Dagoretti News

Today in pictures: Christmas shopping in Venezuela, elections in Guinea-Bissau, and a pride parade in India - Helsinki TimesToday in pictures: Christmas shopping in Venezuela, elections in Guinea-Bissau, and a pride parade in India  Helsinki Times

Kenya, Guinea Bissau sign deals on trade and security - cgtn.comKenya, Guinea Bissau sign deals on trade and security  cgtn.com

Guinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' Between Gambia and Bissau - AllAfrica.comGuinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' Between Gambia and Bissau  AllAfrica.com

Umaro Sissoco Embalo wins presidential election in Guinea-Bissau: election commission - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUmaro Sissoco Embalo wins presidential election in Guinea-Bissau: election commission - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

AU says ready to observe integrity of Guinea Bissau's presidential election - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAU says ready to observe integrity of Guinea Bissau's presidential election - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Former Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidential election - electoral commission - Reuters AfricaFormer Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidential election - electoral commission  Reuters Africa

Ex-Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidency - Bendigo AdvertiserEx-Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidency  Bendigo Advertiser

01:12 Guinea-Bissau votes in presidential run-off - Reuters.com01:12 Guinea-Bissau votes in presidential run-off  Reuters.com

Buhari receives Guinea-Bissau president-elect - NIGERIAN TRIBUNEBuhari receives Guinea-Bissau president-elect  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Vote counting starts in Guinea Bissau in second round of - Daily NationVote counting starts in Guinea Bissau in second round of  Daily Nation

Guinea-Bissau: Trial begins of 12 detained in country's largest cocaine seizure - Macau BusinessGuinea-Bissau: Trial begins of 12 detained in country's largest cocaine seizure  Macau Business

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying - SportstarAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying  Sportstar

World Cup draw: Uganda confident of top spot McKinstry - Goal.comWorld Cup draw: Uganda confident of top spot McKinstry  Goal.com

New Currency Stemmed as Six West African Countries Object - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersNew Currency Stemmed as Six West African Countries Object  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

RELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports - Ahram OnlineRELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports  Ahram Online

ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea - Zambian WatchdogROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea  Zambian Watchdog

Guinea-Bissau Opposition Leader Umaro Cissoko Embalo Wins Presidential Election - pindula.co.zwGuinea-Bissau Opposition Leader Umaro Cissoko Embalo Wins Presidential Election  pindula.co.zw

2022 FIFA W/Cup draw: Nigeria to play Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR - TVC News2022 FIFA W/Cup draw: Nigeria to play Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR  TVC News

Sentencing of traffickers linked to 1.8-tonne cocaine shipment cements Guinea Bissau's reputation as major smuggling hub - Illicit TradeSentencing of traffickers linked to 1.8-tonne cocaine shipment cements Guinea Bissau's reputation as major smuggling hub  Illicit Trade

13 African Citizens Deported for Violating Residence Permit - Tempo.co English13 African Citizens Deported for Violating Residence Permit  Tempo.co English

Molefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot - KickOff.comMolefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot  KickOff.com

Guinea-Bissau presidential election: Here's what you need to know - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea-Bissau presidential election: Here's what you need to know  Al Jazeera English

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

Guinea-Bissau election: Vote count for presidential poll starts - Aljazeera.comGuinea-Bissau election: Vote count for presidential poll starts  Aljazeera.com

2022 WC draw: Warriors brace for tough opponents - The Herald2022 WC draw: Warriors brace for tough opponents  The Herald

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

Guinea-Bissau president loses race before run-off - Anadolu AgencyGuinea-Bissau president loses race before run-off  Anadolu Agency

Nigerian traders urge ECOWAS to solve barriers before adopting ECO | - NairametricsNigerian traders urge ECOWAS to solve barriers before adopting ECO |  Nairametrics

Cocaine Trade, Coups Shadow Guinea-Bissau Vote - BloombergCocaine Trade, Coups Shadow Guinea-Bissau Vote  Bloomberg

Marcel Desailly to conduct 2022 World Cup draw tonight - GhanaWebMarcel Desailly to conduct 2022 World Cup draw tonight  GhanaWeb

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

SoccerAfrican draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - DevdiscourseSoccerAfrican draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying  Devdiscourse

Cash in on cashew - Zambia Daily MailCash in on cashew  Zambia Daily Mail

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

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

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

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

Guinea-Bissau gears up for election after weeks of political turmoil - Eye on Africa - FRANCE 24Guinea-Bissau gears up for election after weeks of political turmoil - Eye on Africa  FRANCE 24

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

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

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola - GhanaWeb2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola  GhanaWeb

Africa in the news: Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, and Nigeria updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, and Nigeria updates  Brookings Institution

UN chief voices concern over dismissing of gov't in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN chief voices concern over dismissing of gov't in Guinea-Bissau - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Guinea-Bissau President Dismisses Cabinet Over Political Crisis - BloombergGuinea-Bissau President Dismisses Cabinet Over Political Crisis  Bloomberg

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

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

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

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

The Chairperson of the AUC expresses concern about the Situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau, and fully supports the efforts of ECOWAS - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebThe Chairperson of the AUC expresses concern about the Situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau, and fully supports the efforts of ECOWAS - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

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

REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 p.m. GMT /6:00 a.m. SGT - DevdiscourseREUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 p.m. GMT /6:00 a.m. SGT  Devdiscourse

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

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

Guinea-Bissau president dissolves government ahead of vote - Morning CallGuinea-Bissau president dissolves government ahead of vote  Morning Call

UN Security Council asks Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential poll as scheduled - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN Security Council asks Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential poll as scheduled - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

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

Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde and Mozambique among most open countries to other African states - MacauhubGuinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde and Mozambique among most open countries to other African states  Macauhub

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

The 896th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the situation in Guinea Bissau - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebThe 896th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the situation in Guinea Bissau - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

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

Wolves snap up Ecuadorian talent Campana as Mendes link pays off again - sportsmax.tvWolves snap up Ecuadorian talent Campana as Mendes link pays off again  sportsmax.tv

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

Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau, 3 July 2019 - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebSecurity Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau, 3 July 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

Cameroon topple Guinea-Bissau in Africa Cup of Nations - Anadolu AgencyCameroon topple Guinea-Bissau in Africa Cup of Nations  Anadolu Agency

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

President worried about drug trade as Guinea-Bissau votes - Al Jazeera EnglishPresident worried about drug trade as Guinea-Bissau votes  Al Jazeera English

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

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

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

Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea: Bissau - ReutersChinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea: Bissau  Reuters

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

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

Guinea-Bissau Elections: ECOWAS Provides Standby Army to Prevent Coup - The African ExponentGuinea-Bissau Elections: ECOWAS Provides Standby Army to Prevent Coup  The African Exponent

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

Partners sought for Guinea-Bissau drilling - Upstream OnlinePartners sought for Guinea-Bissau drilling  Upstream Online

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