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.
The school where they speak 20 languages: a day at Gladstone Primary
One child is from the Seychelles; another from Guinea Bissau ... speak English as a first language." In the playground at Gladstone Primary, where none of the pupils speak English as their first ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:29:00 GMT
Why We Do It: Photographers and Photo Editors on the Passion That Drives Their Work
The people who make up today?s thriving photographic community are our eyes to the world. Whether established artists and journalists or passionate emerging voices, they inform us, they inspire us, ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:48:00 GMT
Guinea-Bissau Presidential Elections Head to Second Round
DAKAR - Guinea-Bissau voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in December to decide on their next president. Results of the first round show that no candidate garnered the 50 percent ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:05:00 GMT
Toni Morrison, Seminal Author Who Stirringly Chronicled the Black American Experience, Dies at 88
After graduating in 1953 she went on to Cornell, where she received a master?s degree in English and wrote her thesis on William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf. After graduating from Cornell, Morrison ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:51:00 GMT
Guinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote
He ran as an independent after regularly clashing with the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which held the majority in Parliament. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque, ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Nov 2019 04:26:00 GMT
AFRICA/GUINEA BISSAU - The Bishop of Bissau proposes the creation of a national reconciliation commission
"If we want to help those who are not Christians to understand the true meaning of consecrated, priestly and religious life, we can teach that all ethnic groups in Guinea-Bissau believe in God as the ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:49:00 GMT
\'Peaceful\' Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau
The voting process Sunday of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was "peaceful, calm and orderly," said Oldemiro Baloi, who heads international observers of the Community of Portuguese speaking ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Nov 2019 22:30:00 GMT
Guinea-Bissau: Investigations into political killings stalled
Preliminary election results are set to be released later on Wednesday in Ginea-Bissau, after polls people hope will turn the page on years of crisis and turbulence. An important factor moving forward ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Nov 2019 02:13:00 GMT
Amid political chaos, Guinea Bissau heads to the polls
Voters cast their ballots in Guinea Bissau's election on Sunday, hope for change in the coup-prone nation amid violent protests and a deadlocked parliament. David Doyle reports. Voters cast their ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Nov 2019 05:36:00 GMT
France?s action focuses on two areas: teaching of French and health. The France-Guinea-Bissau Cultural Centre opened in March 2004 and is today a renowned cultural venue in Bissau, catering for the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Africa: When Caretakers Side With Child Traffickers
The marabout [Quranic teacher] promised my father that he would take care of me and teach me Quran. But [when] we reached ... the Friends of Children Association office in Gabu, east Guinea-Bissau.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Oct 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Guinea-Bissau election: Polls close amid fraud claims
But the day ended with scuffles and accusations of cheating. Guinea-Bissau's election concluded on Sunday with the current president's team accusing opponents of electoral corruption. Fights broke out ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Nov 2019 21:29:00 GMT