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Guinea-Bissau - Country Profile - Nations Online Project

In September 1973 the country declared independence as Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau covers an area of 36,125 km², making it somewhat smaller than Switzerland or somewhat larger than the US state of Maryland. Guinea-Bissau has a population of about 1.54 million people ( in 2016 ), capital and largest city is Bissau (pop. 390,000).

Giunea-bissau | Article about Giunea-bissau by The Free ...

Guinea-Bissau (gĭn`ē-bĭs'sou`), officially Republic of Guinea-Bissau, republic (2015 est. pop. 1,771,000), 13,948 sq mi (36,125 sq km), W Africa.It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Senegal in the north, and on Guinea in the east and south. The country includes the nearby Bijagós (Bissagos) Archipelago and other islands in the Atlantic.

US military, Japan's forces prepare draft operation plan ...

US military, Japan's forces prepare draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency: Reports A draft plan has been drawn up by the US military and Japan's Self Defence Forces to enable the setup of an attack base along the Nansei island chain in Japan's southwest in the event of a Taiwan contingency, reported Kyodo News citing sources.

Guinea | U.S. Agency for International Development

The West African nation of Guinea is bordered to the north by Guinea Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and to the south by Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. The country has a population of about 12 million people. After more than 50 years of authoritarian regimes and gaining independence in 1958, Guinea witnessed its first ever free presidential election in …

Guinea-Bissau - Military Spending

Guinea-Bissau - Military Spending. The weak economy was based almost exclusively on a single crop (cashews) and the irregularities in government policies and world markets result in almost annual ...

Caring through crime: ethical ambivalence and the cocaine ...

Footnote 7 This has led to the capture of Guinea-Bissau's former navy chief and four other Guinea-Bissauan nationals by US anti-narcotics agents, as they were trading arms for cocaine in international waters, as well as to numerous international denunciations and condemnations of the involvement of Guinea-Bissauan politicians and military. The ...

Fidel Castro Was a CIA Agent (May 12, 2015)

In 1974, the Portuguese authoritarian regime was deposed by a military coup. As a consequence, the Communist Party - infiltrated in the military - started a campaign to abandon Portugal's colonies in Africa: Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

Violent Conflicts and Civil Strife in West Africa: Causes ...

Similarly, Guinea-Bissau and Côte d'Ivoire experienced violent civil conflicts in 1998 and 2002 respectively. Like other West African states, Guinea-Bissau's history is characterized with periodic conflicts however; the '7 th June War' in 1998 pushed the former Portuguese colony into a violent civil strife (Voz di Paz and Interpeace ...

Guinea-Bissau Human Rights - History Podcasts - 2021

Guinea-Bissau Human Right 2017 Report April 2018. Guinea-Bissau is a multiparty republic. It was ruled by the democratically elected President Jose Mario Vaz of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cabo Verde (PAIGC) and his appointed prime minister, Umaro Sissoco Embalo.

Guinea Is Africa's First Narco-State

Guinea's role has surged since last year, when an April U.S. sting operation targeted Guinea-Bissau's military chief, prompting traffickers to seek sanctuary in Conakry, law enforcement officials ...

Guinea-Bissau - EU Sanctions

EU de-lists 2 Guinea-Bissau military commanders. The EU has removed Navy Commander Bion Na Tchongo (Nan Tchongo) and Captain Paulo Sunsai from its Guinea-Bissau sanctions list. Both were originally listed in June 2012 for their membership of the 'Military Command' that assumed responsibility for the April 2012 Guinea-Bissau coup d'état.

Amílcar Lopes Cabral | Guinean politician | Britannica

Amílcar Lopes Cabral, (born September 12, 1924, Bafatá, Portuguese Guinea [now Guinea-Bissau]—died January 20, 1973, Conakry, Guinea), agronomist, nationalist leader, and founder and secretary-general of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde; PAIGC), who helped lead …

Could military interference derail peace prospects in ...

Could military interference derail peace prospects in Guinea-Bissau? . More than three months after the second round of presidential elections on 29 December 2019, Guinea-Bissau is sinking into political deadlock. A return to politics by certain figures from the army threatens stability in the country and the region.

Guinea - BBC News

Guinea's main opposition leader says more than 100 of the country's political parties will present a joint demand for a return to civilian rule to the military junta that seized power in September.

military of guinea bissau : definition of military of ...

The Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau consist of an Army, Navy, Air Force and paramilitary forces. A 2008 United Nations Development Programme census estimated that there were around 4,000 personnel in the Armed Forces. [1] An earlier CIA World Fact Book figure was 9,250. The World Fact Book also estimated military expenditure as $9.46 million, and military spending as a …

Guinea International Travel Information

Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest.. Read the Department of State's COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Guinea due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and …

Guinea-Bissau travel | Africa - Lonely Planet

Guinea-Bissau. Like a microcosm of Africa, this tiny nation contains multitudes – of landscapes, peoples, cultures and plant and animal life. All of it within reach of the capital, Bissau. The jewel in the country's crown is the labyrinth of tropical islands that make up …

MOZAMBIQUE : Chume rallies foreign support from UN, SADC ...

2 Chume rallies foreign support from UN, SADC and Rwanda in Cabo Delgado. The development of Cabo Delgado province's vast gas resources has brought with it the emergence of an armed insurgency, one that is yet to be clearly defined but is already impinging on Total and ExxonMobil's operations there. As the conflict worsens, President Nyusi has ...

Military of Guinea-Bissau - Wikipedia

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of the People (Portuguese: Forças Armadas Revolucionárias do Povo) or FARP are the national military of Guinea-Bissau.They consist of an Army, Navy, Air Force and paramilitary forces. A 2008 United Nations Development Programme census estimated that there were around 4,000 personnel in the Armed Forces. An earlier CIA World Fact Book …