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: 1,927,104 (2020)

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

  • Tue - Apr 13, 2021: Guinea-Bissau Receives Covid-19 Vaccine Via Covax - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ANGOP] Bissau -- Guinea-Bissau will receive Covax vaccine Tuesday, announced the high commissioner for covid-19 who said that the country will get less than half of the expected doses, due to problems associated with distribution and production of product.
  • Thu - Apr 8, 2021: CPJ Wants Guinea Bissau Drops Criminal Defamation Charges Against Journalist - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [New Dawn] Authorities in Guinea-Bissau should drop their criminal defamation investigation into the privately owned broadcaster Radio Capital FM and two of its journalists, and reform its defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Thu - Apr 8, 2021: Radio Capital FM Journalists Face Criminal Defamation Investigation in Guinea-Bissau - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [CPJ] Lisbon -- Authorities in Guinea-Bissau should drop their criminal defamation investigation into the privately owned broadcaster Radio Capital FM and two of its journalists, and reform its defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Tue - Mar 30, 2021: Journalist Adão Ramalho Assaulted, Escapes Abduction Attempt in Guinea-Bissau - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [CPJ] Lisbon -- Authorities in Guinea-Bissau should investigate the assault and attempted abduction of journalist Adão Ramalho, and ensure that those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Wed - Mar 24, 2021: Guinea Bissau Gets 12,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [East African] Guinea Bissau Monday received 12,000 doses of Covid-19 inoculations from a partnership between the South African telecommunications firm MTN and the African Union.