guinea bissau events

  • Guinea-Bissau Chronology of Events Security Council Report

    On 19 April the Council discussed Guinea-Bissau with three Foreign Ministers briefing Mamadú Saliu Djalo Pires of Guinea-Bissau Georges Chikoti of Angola and Paulo Portas of Portugal. On 13 April Council members were briefed in consultations on the situation in the country by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

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  • HISTORY OF GUINEA-BISSAU

    Independence from. The coup in Guinea-Bissau brings to power a major in the army João Bernardo Vieira. He rules first through a revolutionary council and then from 1984 through a council of state supported by an assembly of 150 appointed members. The PAIGC remains as

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  • Guinea-Bissau - The New York Times

    Guinea-Bissau the West African country taken over by its military in April now appears to be a place where drug trafficking is approved at the top drug trade experts say.

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  • Guinea-Bissau History - Geography Britannica

    Guinea-Bissau has a generally tropical climate influenced by the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) a belt of converging trade winds that circles the Earth near the Equator. There are two pronounced seasons the hot rainy season which usually lasts from June to November and the hot dry season.

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  • Guinea-Bissau in History - On This Day

    Amilcar Cabral Bissau-Guinean nationalist leader fought for Guinea Bissau independence murdered at 51 Paulo Correia Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist executed Francisco Mendes Guinea-Bissauan

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  • Guinea-Bissau Facts History News

    Guinea-Bissau Experiences a Series of Coups In Nov. 1980 João Bernardo Vieira headed a military coup that deposed Luis Cabral president since 1974. 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.

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  • Festivals Events in Guinea Bissau - TransAfrica

    Festivals Events in Guinea Bissau Carnival The carnival in Guinea Bissau is a large mix of Afro Portuguese traditions and it is the most widely celebrated feast throughout the country.

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  • Guinea-Bissau Holidays and Festivals - iExplore

    Like the rest of the world Muslim festivals in Guinea-Bissau are timed in accordance with the different phases of the moon. Ramadan which precedes Korité is a month-long fast. There is a huge meal to mark the end of the season. The Feast of the Sace is another widely celebrated Muslim event. Festival de Bubaque

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  • Guinea-Bissau - Wikipedia

    Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu part of the Mali Empire parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century.Other parts of the territory in the current country were considered by the Portuguese as part of their empire. Portuguese Guinea was known as the Slave Coast as it was a major area for the exportation of African slaves by Europeans to the western hemisphere.

    Calling code 245Government Unitary semi-presidential republicCurrency West African CFA franc (XOF)Official languages Portuguese
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