Guinea-Bissau: History

  1. 1446

    The Portuguese arrive in Guinea-Bissau.

  2. 1951

    Guinea-Bissau is declared a providence of Portugal.

  3. 1974

    Portugal grants Guinea-Bissau its independence.

  4. 1998

    A civil war occurs, leaving hundreds of thousands of citizens displaced and resulting in the government asking for aid from Senegal and Guinea.

  5. 2001

    The IMF and the World Bank suspend aid over millions of dollars missing from development funds.

  6. 2010

    The United States freezes assets in Guinea-Bissau after naming two of its top military officials as international drug traffickers.

  7. 2011

    The European Union suspends part of its aid over concerns of governance and rule of law.


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