The Republic of Guinea-Bissau, a small country in western Africa, is one of the world’s poorest nations. The capital is Bissau and the official language is Portuguese. The country underwent a civil war in 1998-99 that devastated the economy. Tourist facilities and infrastructure in general are very limited and not up to American standards.
Guinea Bissau health, education sectors paralysed by strikes over pay
The two sectors had seen at least two strikes respectively since January. Teaching at Guinea Bissau's public schools have remained suspended in the last two months. BISSAU, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Trade unions in Guinea Bissau's health and education sectors on ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 May 2016 16:59:00 GMT
Guinea-Bissau Economy: One of the Poorest Economies
The education system also faces the problem of poorly trained teachers, lack of teaching materials as well as sporadic attendance particularly during the cashew harvest season. Guinea-Bissau's economic forecast is bleak. The country should generally ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 03:12:00 GMT
Loveland startup Pit Liquor uses profits for good
Since early this year, the Feuchts have been sending small amounts of money to a friend in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, where the Feuchts used to live. That friend, a former English student of Erica Feucht's, has been using the money in his neighborhood to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 May 2018 19:50:00 GMT
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: Guinea Bissau hold Nigeria
The Flying Eagles surrendered a two-goal lead to record a draw in the African Youth Championship qualifier played on Saturday Nigeria U20 were forced to a 2-2 draw by Guinea Bissau in Saturday?s 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier. Wasiu Alalade?s ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 May 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Pep Guardiola fights to nab ?new Yaya Toure? Moriba Kourouma from Barcelona
Kourouma has been with Barcelona since he was eight after his family went over from Guinea-Bissau. He now qualifies for Spain at youth level. The wonderkid has the skill and physique for English football and City are willing to pay him a big salary as soon ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 May 2018 16:19:00 GMT
UN official underscores 5.7-mln-USD gap in support for Guinea-Bissau elections
UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A senior UN official on Wednesday underscored a funding gap of 5.7 million USD in support for Guinea-Bissau's legislative elections set for November and called on international community to help bridge the gap.
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 May 2018 17:18:00 GMT
IMF Staff Completes Mission to Guinea-Bissau for ECF Review and Request for Program Extension
Discussions focused on mobilizing revenue to enable priority spending. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from March 21 to April 3, 2018, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Guinea-Bissau?s ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Guinea Bissau: Guinea-Bissau: Support for Girls\' Education
Its targets include getting more children in school, especially girls, and teaching them about peace. About 38 percent of girls in Guinea-Bissau go to school, according for statistics for the period 1992-2001. An earlier programme run in regions with low ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Feb 2003 16:00:00 GMT
Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Coups and Africa\'s Cocaine Equation
After an assault on an air force base in Guinea Bissau left six dead early Sunday, the tiny West African nation's civilian government issued a swift, damning verdict: That the failed putsch was engineered by Portugal and other Lusophone countries ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:39:00 GMT