Guinea-Bissau Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW Guinea-Bissau, a former colony of Portugal, is bordered to the north by Senegal, to the south and east by Guinea and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Guinea-Bissau gained independence in September of 1974 after fighting an 11-year war with Portugal. Amilcar Cabral's African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) led the struggle. Amilcar Cabral, a Cape Verdean, was assassinated in 1973, and his brother Luis became the country's first president the...


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