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

  • Wed - Jan 13, 2021: Guinean President Admits to Negotiating With Senegal Sharing Future Oil Discoveries - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ANGOP] Bissau -- President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embaló admitted Wednesday that he is negotiating agreements with Senegal for a possible sharing of future discoveries of oil believed to exist in the border waters of the two countries.
  • Sat - Jan 9, 2021: AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises - AllAfrica News: Guinea Bissau
    [ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act.