The Bissau-Guinean Embassy in Washington, D.C., suspended operations in January, 2007. The Embassy of Guinea-Bissau does not have a website. Due to Guinea-Bissau’s lack of consular representation in the United States, it can be difficult for U.S. citizens to obtain the required visa for entry into Guinea-Bissau.
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.
Guinea-Bissau, country of western Africa. Situated on the Atlantic coast, the predominantly low-lying country is slightly hilly farther inland. The name Guinea remains a source of debate; it is perhaps a corruption of an Amazigh Berber word meaning “land of the blacks.” The country also uses the
In Guinea-Bissau, one of the deadliest places in the world to give birth, a woman has a 1 in 19 chance of maternal death, compared to about 1 in 2,100 in the United States.
Guinea-Bissau / ˌ ɡ ɪ n i b ɪ ˈ s aʊ / ; Portuguese: Guiné-Bissau , officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ ðɐ ɣiˈnɛ βiˈsaw , is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres 13,948 sq mi with an estimated population of 1,874,303. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east.
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