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: 1,833,247 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: U.S. African Policy's Lost 'Dynamics' - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [Deutsche Welle] At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: Angola Appeals for Nomination of a Prime Minister in Guinea Bissau - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola urged on Tuesday the authorities of Guinea Bissau, in special the president of the republic, José Mário Vaz, to appoint a prime minister, in line with the results of the parliamentary elections.
  • Sat - Jun 1, 2019: Guinea-Bissau's Election Delivers Renewed Deadlock Instead of Solutions - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ISS] Just two months after the 10 March legislative election, Guinea-Bissau is once again stuck in a political stalemate. The conflict is driven by the same partisan interests that precipitated similar events four years ago. For many outside the country, these elections were meant to solve the crippling 2015 crisis. However, holding elections in a tense context and without political reforms having been implemented, made deadlock inevitable.
  • Mon - May 20, 2019: Angola to Face Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan senior men's football team have scheduled two preparation games with guinea Bissau and Cameroon ahead of the team's participation in Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Egypt, from June 19 to July 21.