Guinea-Bissau

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bissau

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: José Mário Vaz

Economy:

  • Economy depends mainly on farming and fishing.
  • Main exports: fish, and other seafood along with peanuts, palm kernels and timber.

Population: 1,700,000 (2014)

Land Size: 36,125 sq km (13,948 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • African: 99%
    • Balanta: 30%
    • Fula: 20%
    • Manjaca: 14%
    • Mandinga: 13%
    • Papel: 7%
  • European and mulatto: < 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 50%
  • Indigenous beliefs: 40%
  • Christian: 10%

Language(s):

  • Portuguese (official)
  • Crioulo
  • Fulfulde
  • Balanta

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Jun 9, 2017: Ecowas Highlights Situation in the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government has commended the mediation efforts of the Heads of State of Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and the former Head of State of Ghana for the peaceful and successful resolution of The Gambian political impasse.
  • Thu - Jun 8, 2017: Brave Warriors Skipper Upbeat Ahead of AFCON Qualifier - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [New Era] Windhoek -As action gets underway in earnest in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Qualifiers this weekend, inspirational Brave Warriors captain Stigga Ketjijere is determined to propel Namibia to its third appearance at the continental showpiece.
  • Thu - Jun 8, 2017: Political Crisis Deepens - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [Deutsche Welle] For two years, parliament and Guinea-Bissau's government have been at loggerheads. Meanwhile, frustration is rising among the people as public infrastructure falls apart.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Chan Team Coach Announces Squad for Bissau Test, Mali Encounter - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [Daily Observer] The Gambia CHAN Team Head Coach Alagie Sarr, has called up 26 local-based players to commence training ahead of planned friendly matches against near neighbours Guinea-Bissau.