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.
Inclusive Education in Guinea-Bissau: Aicha and the joy of inclusion
Ten-year-old Aicha lives in Guinea-Bissau. She is energetic ... We provide support to schools and teachers so that they can adapt their facilities and teaching methods, as well as help families to see the benefits of education for children with disabilities.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:33:00 GMT
The Case for Lusophone African Literature
As an Afro-Lusophone myself from Guinea-Bissau ... mixed Spanish and Italian while teaching me and my sister the delights of lasagna and cannelloni. At the age of 6, I added to my growing world of languages: American English, courtesy of Cartoon Network.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:59:00 GMT
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 17:00:00 GMT
Background Note: Guinea-Bissau
The United States and Guinea-Bissau signed an international military education and training (IMET) agreement in 1986, and prior to 1998, the U.S provided English-language teaching facilities as well as communications and navigational equipment to support ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Jan 2009 04:01:00 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 : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:12:00 GMT
Gambia: President Jammeh On Guinea Bissau And the Country
In his reaction to the situation in Guinea Bissau President Jammeh has called upon all the contending forces ... Gambia has something to teach and something to learn from Guinea Bissau. In Guinea Bissau Cabral warned before the triumph of the struggle ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:00:00 GMT
Guinea Bissau continue to shock at African Nations Cup
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau stunned hosts Gabon by holding them to a draw on the opening day of the African Nations Cup finals as they continued to create shocks as the tournament got underway. A last-gasp goal for the small west African nation ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:36:00 GMT
IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Guinea-Bissau
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tobias Rasmussen visited Guinea-Bissau from January 17-23, 2018, to evaluate the draft 2018 budget, assess the fiscal and debt implications of an intended scaling up of infrastructure investments ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:03:17 GMT
Guinea-Bissau Muslims call for help to teach Islam
"Poverty and ignorance is high among the new members of Islam in Guinea-Bissau. We need organizations that could teach Islam to such individuals and teach how to read the Holy Quran and Arabic to their children," Abdullah stated. Efforts made by Islamic ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:00:00 GMT
China, Guinea Bissau agree to enhance cooperation: envoy
BISSAU, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's ambassador to Guinea Bissau Wang Hua has said that Beijing and Bissau will reinforce their cooperation in various sectors. The Chinese diplomat said this in Bissau on Monday after meeting with Guinea Bissau's Secretary of ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:16:57 GMT