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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 (adjective: Bissau-Guinean) 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. Cabral, a Cape Verdean, was assassinated in 1973, and his brother Luis became the country's...

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