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Historical dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Author: Peter Michael Karibe Mendy; Richard Andrew Lobban
Publisher: Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
Series: Historical dictionaries of Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Guinea-Bissau is a small country in West Africa, and yet it managed to wrest its independence from Portugal back in 1973, at the cost of a long and bitter struggle against seemingly implacable odds. This was a time to be proud of, and there was also a moment about two decades ago, when it looked like a trendsetter for democracy. Since then things have gone seriously wrong, with a collapsing infrastructure, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mendy, Peter Michael Karibe.
Historical dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Lanham [Md.] : Scarecrow Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2013012068
(OCoLC)764377391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Michael Karibe Mendy; Richard Andrew Lobban
ISBN: 9780810880276 081088027X
OCLC Number: 861559444
Notes: Lobban's name appears first on earlier editions.
Description: 1 online resource (lxxxii, 560 pages) : maps.
Contents: Editor's Foreword / Jon Woronoff --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Acronyms and Abbreviations --
Maps --
Chronology --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendix A. Governors of Portuguese Guinea, 1879-1974 --
Appendix B. Heads of State, 1973-2012 --
Appendix C. Prime Ministers, 1973-2012 --
Appendix D. The First Government of Guinea-Bissau, 24 September 1973 --
Appendix E. The Conselho da Revolução (Council of the Revolution), 14 November 1980 --
Appendix F. The First Multiparty System Government, 26 October 1994 --
Appendix G. Agreement between the Government of Guinea-Bissau and the Self-Proclaimed Military Junta, 1 November 1998 --
Appendix H. The Government of National Unity, 3 December 1998 --
Appendix I. UN Security Council Resolution 2048, 18 May 2012, The Travel Ban List --
Appendix J. The Postcoup Government of Transition, 23 May 2012 --
Appendix K. Ethnolinguistic Groups of Guinea-Bissau --
Bibliography --
About the Authors.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of Africa.
Responsibility: Peter Karibe Mendy, Richard A. Lobban Jr.

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