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African Studies Library, Leiden, The Netherlands - Guinea-Bissau and Senegal 1973-1974 (Coutinho Collection) 
Photographs by Prof. Roel Coutinho, M.D. who worked in the liberated areas of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal in 1973 and 1974, during the final year of the war of independence waged by the PAIGC (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). Topics - Daily life, Dance and parties, Hospitals, Medical images, PAIGC soldiers and weapons, People's shops, Schools, Ziguinchor (Senegal) hospital, Cuban medical personnel, Guinea-Bissau's first President Luis Cabral and its first Prime Minister Francisco Mendes. 750 of the 1,250 photographs are online; these can be freely used per Creative Commons license. The photographs are deposited in the African Studies Library, Leiden, The Netherlands.  [KF] 

Afromix - Guinea (Bissau)
Promotes Afro-Caribbean music. Discographies of music by Artists, Countries, Styles, Instruments, Labels, Years. Links to related sites and sites selling CDs and videos. Site owned by Fabrice Gaillard of Paris, France.

Agência Bissau Media e Publicações, ABMP
In Portuguese and Creole. Latest news. ABMP "é uma corporação independente dos jornalistas guineenses que visa a publicação de informação geral e de dossiers sobre o desenvolvimento social global na Guiné-Bissau e na Comunidade dos Países da Língua Portuguesa." Based in Bissau.

Aguilar, Renato
Has macro-economic reports on Guinea-Bissau for 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 prepared for the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA. Aguilar is an Associate Professor from Chile with the Department of Economics of Gothenburg University, Sweden. The 1996 report includes a "discussion of the CFA-zone and Guinea-Bissau's plans to incorporate itself to this monetary zone."

Almada, Andre Alvares de et. al. - Brief Treatise on the Rivers of Guinea; being an English translation of a variorum text of Tratado breve dos rios de Guiné (c.1594) organised by the late Avelino Teixeira da Mota, together with incomplete annotation; translation, a brief introduction and notes on chapters 13-19 by P.E.H. Hair, and notes on chapters 1-6 by Jean Boulègue. c. 1594. Part One and Part Two.
Authors: Almada, Andre Alvares d', fl. 1594. ; Mota, A. Teixeira da ; (Avelino Teixeira); Hair, P. E. H. ; (Paul Edward Hedley); Boulègue, Jean.   [Liverpool] : Dept. of History, University of Liverpool, 1984.   2 vols. (Pt. 1. Translated text -- Pt. 2. Notes). (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair). Covers Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde. Includes a bibliography. A University of Wisconsin Libraries Africana Digitization Project. See the Copyright notice for use.

Amilcar Cabral Symposium (September 9-12, 2004, Praia)
International Symposium on Amilcar Cabral celebrating the 80th anniversary of Amilcar Cabral's birth. Site includes biographical information (from web sites), a 12 page bibliographyof annotated works by and about Cabral (in Adobe pdf), a discussion forum (through Sept. 30, 2004). On the CODESRIA web site.

Amnesty International
News about Guinea-Bissau on its Africa page.

Bibliografia Anual de Historia de Portugal
Citations from the 1990 volume only (includes 1989 citations) of the Bibliografia anual de historia de Portugal: da pre-historia a 1974. Published by the Grupo de Historia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra. Has an African section covering Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique.

Bibliography of Lusophone Women Writers - Univ. of Western Australia
Includes "Lusophone African Women's Writing: A Brief Introduction" by Tony Simoes da Silva, lists some Guinea-Bissau writers. The bibliography is by author surname, with links to biographical information for some writers. From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia

Bissau Digital (Lisboa)
In Portuguese. Published by PNN, Portuguese News Network. Current news.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Country Profile: Guinea-Bissau
Facts about Guinea Bissau (including average annual income, internet domain, internatl. dialling code. A chronology of key events since 1846.

BBC - "Run-off in Guinea-Bissau election" July 2, 2009
BBC - "Guinea-Bissau Votes for President" June 28, 2009
BBC - "Guinea-Bissau speaker [Raimundo Pereira] is sworn in" as interim President. March 4, 2009
BBC "Guinea-Bissau president shot dead" March 2, 2009.

Chilcote, Ronald - Ronald Chilcote Collection
The University of California, Riverside University Library, Special Collections is the depository for the Chilcote Collection. Covers Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau books, political ephemera, journals, tape recordings on Amilcar Cabral, Lusophone Africa and its relations with Portugal in the mid 1970s.

Chilcote, Ronald H.: Media and Books Collection, Coll. 012
Chilcote, Ronald H.: Cabral and Guinea Bissau Collection, Coll. 009
Chilcote, Ronald H.: Intervention Materials Collection, Coll. 011
Chilcote, Ronald H. Papers, Coll. 014
Chilcote, Ronald H.: Literature of the Cordel Collection, Coll. 010

Comissao Nacional de Eleicoes da Guine-Bissau
In Portuguese.

Committee to Protect Journalists (New York City)
Its Attacks on the Press 2001, and earlier, covers violations of press freedom in Guinea Bissau. The CPJ is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding.

Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP)
In Portuguese. "uma organizacao internacional, criada em 17 de Julho de 1996" comprised of Angola, Brasil, Cabo-Verde, Guine-Bissau, Mocambique, Portugal, Sao Tome e Príncipe. Has documents / speeches from the I Conferencia dos Chefes de Estado in 1996 and the II Conferencia dos Chefes de Estado in 1998, documents from the Council of Ministers meetings, etc. Has brief full text articles from its Boletim, brief country profiles, events calendar.

Conference in Commemoration of Amilcar Cabral, Cape Verdean Progressive Club, East Providence, RI, July 6, 2002 - Amilcar Cabral and His Legacy
12 page description, in Adobe pdf. Photographs and papers no longer on the web. Was hosted on the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission web site.

Costa, Manecas
Singer, song writer, guitarist from Guinea Bissau. Calabash Music has a biography and music samples. SASA Music has a biography, press comments, discography.

Creolist Archives - Guinea (Bissau)
Page of the CreoLIST mailing list for creolists and others interested in creolistics and other contact language issues. The discussion list beganin February 1997. The website has a searchable inventory of various alternative names for West African ethnolinguistic groups involved in the transatlantic slave trade, by Mikael Parkvall; a bibliography of works concerning Portuguese-based creoles and related subjects, compiled by Matthias Perl (1998); the full text of "Creole And Education In Guinea-Bissau" by Hildo Honório do Couto (1998).

In Portuguese. Commentary on political events. Photographs. Discussion forum. Founded in 2003 by Fernando Casimiro (Didinho).

Donos da Bola
In Portuguese. Facebook page for the weekly Guinea-Bissau publication.

Election, Presidential - 2009
Malam Bacai Sanha
In Portuguese. Presidential election (2009) site for the ruling party (PAIGC) candidate, Malam Bacai Sanha. He won 39.6% of the vote in the June 28, 2009 first round presidential election.

Partido da Renovação Social, PRS [Social Renewal Party]
In Portuguese. Opposition political party in Guinea-Bissau. Its candidate in the 2009 Presidential election was Kumba Yala (also known as Mohamed Ialá Embaló or Kumba Ialá).

Missão de Observação Eleitoral da União Europeia (MOE UE) - Guiné-Bissau 2009 / European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) - Guinea-Bissau 2009
In Portuguese and English. Full text reports. Observer reports also in English.

[European Union] Missão de Observação Eleitoral da União Europeia (MOE UE) - Guiné-Bissau 2009 / European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) - Guinea-Bissau 2009
In Portuguese. Full text reports. Observer reports also in English.

Fadul, Francisco
In Portuguese. Fadul is a candidate for the Presidency of Guiné-Bissau. Biography, election manifesto, discussion forum, photographs.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO)
In English, French, Spanish. Search their World Agricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) Information Finder to locate full text documents such as:

Programme d'évaluation des Ressources Forestières Mondiales au Guinée-Bissau (1999)

Rapport des données existantes relatives au Bois –Energie dans la République de Guinée Bissau
Also locate web pages, some photos, press releases from the FAO.

Fundação Mário Soares - Amilcar Cabral
In Portuguese, some items in English. Has a biography of Amílcar Lopes Cabral, primary documents on Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde history, photographs, audio and video files of Cabral speaking (in English, French, Portuguese). The audio and video files only work in MS Internet Explorer; they do not work in Netscape Navigator. If you use Netscape you will get a message "HTTP/1.0 400 Bad Request."
In Portuguese. Current news.

Agreement between the government of Guinea-Bissau and the self-proclaimed military junta (11-01-1998)
Full text. In the U.S. Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C.) Peace Agreements Digital Collection.

Guinea-Bissau. Assembléia Nacional Popular
In Portuguese.

Guiné-Bissau: Contributo
In Portuguese. "O projecto CONTRIBUTO nasceu a 10 de Maio de 2003, motivado pela ameaça do “desaparecimento” da Guiné-Bissau como Estado, durante a presidência de Kumba Yalá." Commentary of political events, Guine-Bissau telecom, etc. Links to related sites. Based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Guinea-Bissau Telecom
The country's first internet service provider.

Hawthorne, Walter
Hawthorne is Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Has course syllabi (slavery in Africa, African history), an abstract of his dissertation "The Interior Past of an Acephalous Society: Institutional Change among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau, c. 1400-c. 1950," links to related sites, etc.

"...a [moderated] discussion list [in English and Portuguese] for people interested in the Portuguese-speaking African countries (Mozambique, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, and Sao Tome)." " The list was initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). LASO [affiliated with the African Studies Assoc. (U.S.)] is an independent professional society established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Lusophone Africa."

Subscribe at the H-Luso Africa site; or send a message to:
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Instituto - Camoes
In Portuguese and English. The Institute, under Portugal's Ministry of the Foreign Affairs (with administrative autonomy) promotes Portuguese culture and language abroad. Has a directory of Centres in Africa for the Study of Portuguese, a directory of Portuguese Cultural Centres in Africa, and of African university departments for the study of Portuguese language and literature. Publishes a magazine, Camões : revista de letras e culturas lusófonas. Negotiates cultural agreements with other countries. Based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística Guiné-Bissau
In Portuguese. The Government's national statistical site.

Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa (INEP)
Research institute for development studies, founded in 1984.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has "Summary of National Maritime Claims" (Jan. 1996) which includes African countries, the tables of contents for their Boundary & Security Bulletin (1993-1996, V. 1-3) and links to related net resources.

International Census Collection Online Catalog, Population Research Center, Univ. of Texas (Austin) - Guinea-Bissau
A bibliography of census holdings, mainly population and housing censuses. Volumes may be borrowed thru interlibrary loan by U.S. libraries.
Guinea-Bissau Page:
Main catalog:

International Crisis Group - Guinea Bissau
Reports include - Guinea-Bissau: Beyond Rule of the Gun Africa, Briefing N°61, 25 June 2009. ICG is a major think tank, based in Brussels, Belgium.

International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands) - Guinea Bissau
The principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The Court's role is to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies. Has a huge collection of full text documents on cases submitted. Recent cases include a Guinea-Bissau / Senegal case.
Main site:
Main site (in French):
U.S. mirror site

Jesuit Documents on the Guinea of Cape Verde and the Cape Verde Islands, 1585-1617: : in English translation
Authors: A Teixeira da Mota; P E H Hair. [Liverpool?] : Issued by the Dept. of History, University of Li verpool, 1989. 1 vol. (various pagings). (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair.) A University of Wisconsin Libraries Africana Digitization Project. See the Copyright notice for use.

Lusófono (Lisbon)
In Portuguese. Site for the print publication.

Lusotopie (Paris)
From the Association des chercheurs de la revue Lusotopie. Pub. by Editions Karthala, Paris. Abstracts in French, Portuguese, English. Full text articles on-line. Annual academic journal first published in 1994. Political analysis of Portuguese-speaking countries. Search by keyword across all issues in English, Portuguese, and French.

Some articles:
Going to the People: Amílcar Cabral’s Materialist Theory and Practice of Culture and Ethnicity.
Democracy : Legitimate Warfare in Guinea-Bissau. Concerns the 1998 war.
Protestantismo e proselitismo na Guiné-Bissau. Reflexões sobre o insucesso do proselitismo no Oio e na província Leste. Concerns the Muslim zone of Guinea-Bissau.
Destruição da memória colectiva de um povo : a tragedia do Inep da Guiné-Bissau. (in PDF)
Os limites históricos de uma fronteira territorial : Guiné "Portuguesa" ou Guiné-Bissau. 7 p. In PDF.
De la contribution de la Guinée-Bissau à l'élaboration du droit international maritime. La fixation par arbitrage des limites de la Guinée-Bissau. 11 p. In PDF.

Mbendi Information Services- Guinea-Bissau Country Profile
Basic data, information on business, the oil industry, the mining industry from a South African business consulting firm.

Memória de África
In Portuguese. "...pretende ser um repositório de toda a informação relativa aos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa desde o início do século XX até aos dias de hoje para que essa memória não se perca com a dos homens que a protagonizam ou protagonizaram." "um projecto da Fundação Portugal-África."

Memória Portuguesa de África e do Orient
In Portuguese. Site takes a while to load. Historical postcards from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image. João M.Loureiro, owner of the postcards, has published them as books which are sold on the web site.

Musiques Afro-Caribéennes - Guinea-Bissau
"Ce serveur non commercial a pour vocation de promouvoir la culture Afro-Caribéenne au travers de sa musique." Information on individual artists and their albums. Maintained by Fabrice Gaillard.

[Nabiam] Nuno Gomes Nabiam
Facebook page for Nabiam, Presidential candidate in the 2014 May election.

Netherlands Public Broadcasting
NPB is the umbrella organisation of the Dutch public broadcasting companies. Distributes Guinea-Bissau Youth, a film about children from Guinea-Bissau. "They are penniless, but by no means low on ideas. We follow a group of boys preparing for the most important thing in their lives, the carnival parade. We see how children make the most fantastic toys from worthless materials."

Network Startup Resource Center
Information on the internet and networking in Guinea Bissau. NSRC, run by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, is a major site for information on electronic networking in Africa.

Northwestern University. Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies - African Posters
Has online images of 77 posters, part of a larger collection. Posters are from anti-apartheid movements, South Africa under apartheid, the 1994 South African election and Lusophone / Southern Africa liberation movements.

Orbit, No. 62 - Special Issue on Guinea Bissau.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), based in London, publishes a quarterly magazine, Orbit, about development issues. No. 62 contains articles by Peter Karibe Mendy (history, politics, economy), Tony Tcheka (on the press), Virginia Monteiro (on women), Teresa Ribeiro (on the film industry).

Partido da Renovacao Social, PRS [Social Renewal Party]
In Portuguese. Opposition political party in Guinea-Bissau. Its candidate in the 2009 Presidential election was Kumba Yala (also known as Mohamed Ialá Embaló or Kumba Ialá).

Has a discussion list, on Guinea-Bissau (using a web form) at -
Also links to Guinea-Bissau related information.

"...a private sector association of cashew producers in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. This web site describes how they produce organically grown cashews." History of cashew nuts, growing organically, women entrepreneurs, the Trade and Investment Promotion Support (TIPS) Project, a program of support for Guinea-Bissau funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

Resistência da Guiné-Bissau, RGB / Movimento Bafatá
In Portuguese. Political party founded in 1986 as Movimento Bafatá. The party was started because of the reaction to the execution of Dr. Viriato Pã, a lawyer who actively opposed the PAIGC and their practices of clandestine arrests and executions during post-independence. Because of problems within the party and with the government in power, Movimento Bafatá was forced to change it's name in 1991 to Resistência da Guiné-Bissau (RGB). Party history, objectives, profiles of party officers, facts about Guinea-Bissau. Salvador Tchongó Domingos is party president.

Rudebeck, Lars - "On Democracy's Sustainability. Transition in Guinea-Bissau
Full text online of this book. Published 2001, 132 p. In Adobe pdf. " democratic rule emerges and functions in real life...analysis extends far beyond the multi-party system and election procedures...discusses contrasts in people's perceptions of democracy...assesses their access to influential structures, the roles of civil and political society, of the military, and of international assistance..."

Rural Women, Population & Development in Lusophone Africa: Annotated Bibliography of Selected Literature in Portuguese Language 1991 - 1996

Prepared by Zoran Roca. Covers Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe. From the Population Information Network (POPIN) of the United Nations Population Division (DESIPA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. and Older site:

Guinea Bissau musician, Salvador 'Tchando' Embalo, grew up in the town of Bafata, now lives in Europe. Biography, lyrics, discography, album covers, etc.

Travel Document Systems - Guinea-Bissau Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition. Provides useful information on history, foreign relations including U.S. relations though sources are not given.

U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Travel Advice
Has advice on Guinea Bissau.

United Nations. High Commission for Refugees
Use the Search form to locate maps, news, statistics on refugees. See the Research / Evalutation section for the full text of laws affecting refugees such as Refugees Acts, Sexual Offences Acts, Citizenship Acts, Immigration Acts, Constitutions, Prisons Acts, Extradition Acts. Country reports from various government and NGOs, extensive country Evaluation reports.

United Nations. Report of the Secretary-General on Developments in Guinea-Bissua and the Activities of the United Nations Peace-building Support Office in that country.
Full text report, in Adobe PDF, on the political situation. March 16 2001. 4 p.

United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division. A Pocket guide to West Africa.
Prepared by Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, United States Army. Full text. 27 pages, in Adobe PDF. (Washington, D.C. : War and Navy Departments : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943.)

Topics include: The Value of Good Will, French West Africa, British West Africa, Portuguese Guinea, Liberia, How Africans Live, How to Make Friends, Things to Do and Not to Do. From Southern Methodist University. World War II: 1939-1945. Historic Government Publications from World War II.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook  - Guinea-Bissau
Iinformation on the geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Univ. of Pennsylvania Guinea-Bissau Page and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc. created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility for their entire African Studies web site.

Vidas Lusofonas
The site is closed. The Internet Archive has archived its web site. In Portuguese and English. Has a short biography "Amilcar Cabral, Freedom fighter, 1924-1973" by Carlos Pinto Santos, translated by John D. Godinho. "...we intend to tell the story of an endless number of Portuguese-speaking people, regardless of nationality, who contributed significantly to a human endeavor, to a country or to an era. Each biography will observe historical accuracy mixed with a touch of imagination..." Site coordenação de Fernando Correia da Silva.*/

Voices of the People / Vozes do Povo
A unique academic study censored by the European Union
"We are writing to request your support in our effort to repeal the European Union’s censorship of a groundbreaking academic study, the “Voices of the People” initiative in Guinea-Bissau." "In November 2021, EU officials reviewed and praised the book manuscript and described it as a “fantastic study.” Yet in an abrupt turnabout, on November 29, 2021, the EU resolved to halt the publication. Despite repeated requests, the EU never explained this sudden change of heart or request any alterations of the work produced."