• Guinea-Bissau becomes a separate colony from Mali, which was under Portuguese control since 1446. Portugal maintains control of both colonies. 

  • Guinea-Bissau is declared a province of Portugal.

  • Guinea-Bissau becomes independent from Portugal.

  • Aid is suspended from the World Bank and the IMF due to millions missing from the development funds.

  • The EU suspends part of its aid to Guinea-Bissau because of concerns over governance and the rule of the law.

  • International donors pledge more than $1.1 billion to help Guinea-Bissau's economy revive after years of instability. 

  • After 46 years of PAIGC or military rule, former prime minister Umaro Sissoco Embaló wins the presidential election to end this rule. 


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