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Country Profile: Guinea-Bissau

By Genocide Watch 3 May 2012   Since independence in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has endured military revolts, a civil war and several coups, the latest one in April 2012.   After a long struggle for independence, spearheaded by the Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Guinea Bissau became independent from Portugal in 1974. The left-wing post-independence leader Luis Cabral became the first president of the country. Under

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Leader Ousted, Nation Is Now a Drug Haven By Adam Nossiter, The New York Times 01 November 2012   BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — When the army ousted the president here just months before his term was to expire, a thirst for power by the officer corps did not fully explain the offensive. But a sizable increase in drug trafficking in this troubled country since the military took over has raised suspicions that the president’s sudden removal was what

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Archived Updates

06 November 2012 "African Union calls for international involvement in coup-plagued Guinea Bissau" by Afriquejet 1 November 2012 "Guinea Bissau: Beatings and intimidation create a climate of fear" By Vibe Ghana 16 October 2012 "Guinea Bissau: Guebuza Committed to Peace in Guinea-Bissau" By AllAfrica 11 June 2012 "Police deploy 140 peacekeepers to Guinea Bissau" By Daily Trust 23 May 2012 "Guinea-Bassau army cedes control" By Ghanna MMA 18 May 2012

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