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 Background Notes Archive - Africa
The administrative capital was moved from Bolama to Bissau in 1941, and in 1952, by constitutional amendment, the colony of Portuguese Guinea became an overseas province of Portugal.
In 1630, a "captaincy-general" of Portuguese Guinea was established to administer the territory.
HISTORY The rivers of Guinea and the islands of Cape Verde were among the first areas in Africa explored by the Portuguese in the 15th century. /ERC/bgnotes/af/guineabissau9404.html   (2190 words)

 Map Zones : Guinea Bissau Map
The economy of Guinea-Bissau is dominated by subsistence agriculture.
The administrative capital was moved from Bolama to Bissau in 1941, and in 1952, by constitutional amendment, the colony of Portuguese Guinea became an overseas province of Portugal.
Guinea Bissau, republic in north-western Africa, bounded on the north by Senegal, on the east and south by Guinea, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. /world/guinea_bissau   (2237 words)

 Guinea-Bissau Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography
Formerly the Portuguese colony of Portuguese Guinea, upon independence, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's official name in order to prevent confusion between itself and the Republic of Guinea.
Vieira beat Malam Bacai Sanha in a runoff-election, but Sanha refused to initially concede, claiming that the election have been fraudalent in two constituencies, including the capital Bissau.
It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west. /encyclopedia/Guinea-Bissau   (1030 words)

 Guinea-Bissau. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Yala, hampered by the poor economy and heading an unstable government, was ousted in Sept., 2003, by a military coup that subsequently received the support of many civilian leaders.
It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Senegal in the north, and on Guinea in the east and south.
The area that became Portuguese Guinea was first visited by the Portuguese in 1446–47, and in the 16th cent. /65/gu/GuineaBi.html   (856 words)

 Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau is one of the world's 20 poorest countries.
The tightening of monetary policy and the development of the private sector had also started to play the role of catalysts in the economy.
Prior to the war, under IMF sponsorship the country was on the road to trade reform and price liberalization successfully as part of its structural adjustment program. /gbecon.html   (202 words)

 Guinea Bissau
Port city Bissau is the capital of Guinea-Bissau, and has good transportation facilities through canals.
Guinea Bissau was first occupied by Portuguese navigators in 1446, and for the following five centuries was exploited by Portugal as a colonial power.
Guinea Bissau is the world second largest Cashew exporter. /guineabis.html   (849 words)

 Republic of Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau, a West African country bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, Senegal on the north and Guinea on the east and south, comprises besides the main land (about 28,000 sq.
The economy is particularly undermined by a heavy debt burden, three times greater than its GDP, and by 40% unemployment.
The central government made the two policy changes in order to restructure the economy while responding to increasing political pressure to democratize the nation's institutions. /decentralization/English/CaseStudies/guinea_e.html   (1198 words)

 Guinea-Bissau -> Economy on 2002
Thousands welcome ousted military ruler Joao Bernardo Vieira to Guinea Bissau after six year exile
Futuro ensombrecedor: Guinea Bissau.(TT: Dark future: Guinea Bissau) /html/section/GuineaBi_Economy.asp   (325 words)

 afrol News - No quick cure in sight for Guinea-Bissau economy
In 2001, the first entire year of civilian rule, Guinea-Bissau's economy grew by 0.2 percent, significantly less than the estimated population growth of 2.1 percent annually.
Guinea-Bissau is now one of the most heavily indebted countries in the world, only managing to repay its debts to the IMF.
The new economic programme focuses on strengthening tax collection and pursuing structural reforms "to boost growth and reduce poverty." The IMF stressed the need for "rapid deregulation of the economy, which would be a low-cost measure yielding quick results," the report said. /printable_article/14962   (765 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Guinea-Bissau’s already weak economy was shattered by the protracted conflict of 1998 and continued instability thereafter.
Guinea-Bissau’s economy is weak and has suffered negative growth in 2 of the last 6 years.
Guinea-Bissau is a small (13,948 sq miles) country, wedged between Senegal to the North and Guinea (Conakry) to the East and South. /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1019744953879   (1632 words)

 The lessons of Guinea-Bissau
At the economic level, he reports that Guinea Bissau reached agreements with France, Rumania and Sweden for the mineral extraction of bauxite; agreements with Algeria for importing wood; and with China for the development of the rice crop.
By direct I mean not only an examination of relevant literature, but also "two field visits to Guinea Bissau to collect primary and secondary data: in June and July, 1980 and from September 1980 to March 1981." [10] According to Linda, she directly interviewed the major actors in the studied events, including Paulo Freire.
What seems evident, though, is that at the time which Freire worked with Guineans, the country was far from being economically independent, and that a power struggle was being waged within the élite to determine the future of the country's economy. /arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/documents/Facundo/section7.html   (4699 words)

 POLITICS: Broke, Guinea-Bissau May Postpone Legislative Elections
BISSAU, May 22 (IPS) - Legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, which is scheduled for Jul. 6, may not take place because of the political and economic crisis in the former Portuguese colony.
Guinea-Bissau's economy is in dire crisis, with public sector workers on strike.
”After all, the political parties need funds to be able to participate in the elections; but as I see it, most of the parties in this country are not as affluent enough to partake of the polls,” a senior Elections official told IPS in Bissau on Tuesday. /africa/interna.asp?idnews=18342   (749 words)

 The Banknotes of Guinea-Bissau
            There followed numerous discussions between the governments of Portugal and Guinea-Bissau on the future of the economy and the finances of the new country, but there remained various points of contention that could not be resolved.
Guinea-Bissau’s economy has never been strong and, when the Guinean peso was exchanged at par for the escudo in 1976, the peso was overvalued.
Lying nestled between Senegal and Guinea, on the west coast of Africa, is the small country of Guinea-Bissau. /articles/Guinea-Bissau.htm   (6660 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News
BISSAU, 12 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Deaths in the cholera epidemic raging in tiny Guinea-Bissau have passed the 300 mark, prompting authorities to ban the sale of drinks and food by street vendors as well as forbid all traditional ceremonies.
BISSAU, 21 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - A cholera epidemic in Guinea-Bissau is showing no sign of fading with all regions of the impoverished country now affected and more than 4,000 new cases of the disease reported so far this month, officials said.
BISSAU, 26 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Guinea-Bissau's government has announced the destruction of its stockpile of roughly 5,000 landmines but disposing of the ones already in the ground is likely to prove far more difficult. /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=Guinea-Bissau   (613 words) Guinea-Bissau II: guinea-bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU
Guinea Bissau - Images - country on the west coast of Africa, between Senegal and Guinea - formerly a Portuguese colony.
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Guinea Bissau: avviata la transizione dopo il colpo di stato Most in Guinea-Bissau Welcome Army Coup Military Coup Derails Democratic Process in Guinea Bissau Girls education set to get a boost in... /countries_of_the_world/guinea_bissau_2.html   (1740 words)

 African Studies: Guinea Bissau
University of Wisconsin Libraries: Electronic Facsimile -- Africana Digitization Project (Madison, Wisconsin) A collection of searchable, full texts of historical accounts in English for West African history, 1526-1680 -- especially for areas now known as Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Export.Gov: Recent documents on Guinea-Bissau economy (Trade Information Center)
African Development Bank Group on Guinea Bissau (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire) /cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/GBissau.html   (744 words)

 Katalog : Regional : Africa : Guinea-Bissau : Business and Economy
Katalog : Regional : Africa : Guinea-Bissau : Business and Economy
An overview of the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry in the republic.
Business and Economy category powered by Free PHP ODP Script © Site Directory /index.php?c=Regional/Africa/Guinea-Bissau/Business_and_Economy   (201 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2004 - Countries
It is therefore little wonder that the EIU has projected that the economy of GuineaBissau will contract by 1 percent in 2003 and 1.5 percent in 2004.
Political and economic instability, a weak infrastructure, an unskilled workforce, and a small local market have all discouraged foreign investment in GuineaBissau.
Despite the obvious effects that the lack of aid will have on its people, the government persists in its patronage appointments and overall ineptitude in meeting the nation’s needs. /index2004test/country2.cfm?id=GuineaBissau   (1144 words) - Guinea-Bissau : Economy (Guinea-Bissau Political Geography) - Encyclopedia - Guinea-Bissau : Economy (Guinea-Bissau Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Guinea, archaic term for Africa£s west coast /encyclopedia/G/GuineaBi-economy.html   (187 words)

 Map and References for Guinea Bissau
The Guinea Bissau Flag - The Guinea Bissau Flag - two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia.
Guinea Bissau Ethnologue - Guinea Bissau Ethnologue - The languagues of Guinea Bissau.
More Maps of Guinea Bissau - More Maps of Guinea Bissau - A number of maps from The Perry - Castañeda Library Map Collection. /embassy/Guinea_Bissau/Guinea_Bissau_Map.html   (229 words)

 Guinea - Bissau on the Internet, Guiné-Bissau, Guinée-Bissau
Guinea Bissau musician, Salvador 'Tchando' Embalo, grew up in the town of Bafata, now lives in Europe.
Its Attacks on the Press 2001, and earlier, covers violations of press freedom in Guinea Bissau.
Kraaij sold his house, quit his job and is traveling thru Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Mali, Dec. 1996-April 1997, with a laptop and digital camera. /depts/ssrg/africa/guin-bis.html   (2366 words)

 Guinea encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Guinea politics and officials, Guinea History. Travel to Guinea
Independent from France since 1958, Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. Lansana CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government.
M 5.2, near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Unrest in Sierra Leone and Liberia has spilled over into Guinea on several occasions over the past decade, threatening stability and creating humanitarian emergencies.   (373 words)

 AFRICA - Guinea-Bissau Country Close-Up
Four years later, in 1998, a military revolt led to a bloody civil war that left hundreds of thousands of refugees and destroyed much of Guinea-Bissau's economy.
Physical Description: Scrunched between Guinea and Senegal, Guinea-Bissau is made up mostly of low coastal plains with rivers and swamps and savannas.
The capital city, Bissau, sits on the Giba River estuary and is the country's major port. /wnet/africa/explore/sahel/countries/guinea_print.html   (277 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Guinea-Bissau - Overview
Guinea-Bissau is a small independent republic which lies on the bulge of Africa to the north of Guinea and forms part of the West African Region.
A number of regional airlines also serve the international airport at Bissau.
Political disruptions and fighting disrupted the country's economy in 1998. /cygbcy.htm   (548 words)

Guinea-Bissau: Economy - Economy Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's poorest nations.
In his 19 years of rule, Vieira was criticized for crony capitalism and corruption and for failing to alleviate the poverty of Guinea-Bissau, one of the world's poorest countries.
A neighbor of Senegal and Guinea in West Africa, on the Atlantic coast, Guinea-Bissau is about half the size of South Carolina. /ipa/A0107604.html   (802 words)

 Guinea-Bissau : Guinea Bissau
Current city Street: Guinea-Bissau : Guinea Bissau < /gu/guinea-bissau.html   (229 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Africa - Guinea-Bissau - Economy
Presently, Guinea-Bissau is benefiting from World Bank and African Development Bank debt relief.
Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions - CFA Franc BCEAO Exchange Rates
For comments and feedback, write to us at /countries/pu/Guinea-Bissau_economy_summary.htm   (432 words)

 Guinea Bissau Donors Data And News
Information provided by the government of guinea-bissau to the in bissau in may 1996, with the participation of major donors and those financing development projects, including the.
Here you will find tons of data on guinea bissau donors."> /guinea-bissau-donors.html   (808 words) International: Guinea-Bissau
This document describes the history, government, politics and economy of Guinea-Bissau.
A detailed list of facts and figures for Guinea-Bissau.
Refugees rest on a mat on a concrete floor at a Catholic mission in Nhoma, where they are seeking refuge from fighting in the capital, Bissau, 1998. /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/worldref/country/guinea_b.htm   (80 words)

 New Guinea encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, New Guinea politics and officials, New Guinean History. Travel to New Guinea
The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885.
New Guinea encyclopedia : Cultural Information, Maps, New Guinea politics and officials, New Guinean History.
The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975.   (336 words)

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