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  • Capital: Bissau
  • Population: 1565126
  • Size: 36120.0 Km2

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The BLDS print collection
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Never again: building resilient health systems and leaning from the Ebola crisis
Oxfam 2016
It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of u...
Peace-making in West Africa: Progress and prospects
P Addo / Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre 2005
Since the establishment in May 1975, the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has consistently strived to integrate West African economies towards rapid growth and development in order to enhance the living standard...
A systematic assessment of the current capacity to act in nutrition in West Africa: cross-country similarities and differences
R. Sodjinou 2014
Although it is widely accepted that lack of capacity is one of the barriers to scaling up nutrition in West Africa, there is a paucity of information about what capacities exist and the capacities that need to be developed to accelera...
Getting real about an illicit ‘External Stressor’: Transnational cocaine trafficking through West Africa
M. Schultze-Kraft / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
Concerns over West Africa's increasingly prominent role as transhipment point of South American cocaine en route to Europe are mounting. Gathering pace in the mid-2000s, large-scale drug trafficking has been associated with rec...
External stresses in West Africa: cross-border violence and cocaine trafficking
Collodi J. / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
The 2011 World Development Report on conflict, security and development highlights the centrality of 'external stresses' for generating insecurity and increasing the risk of violence in fragile areas. West African states are pa...
The end of impunity? After the kingpins, what next for Guinea-Bissau?
T Reitano; M. Shaw / Institute for Security Studies 2013
In April 2013 a successful sting operation and an indictment by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) targeted two of Guinea-Bissau’s most notorious cocaine kingpins: the former chief of the Guinea-Bissau navy, Rear Admir...
Wade’s Senegal and its relations with Guinea-Bissau: brother, patron or regional hegemon?
V. Foucher / South African Institute of International Affairs 2013
Opération Gabou was unquestionably one of the most impressive foreign policy initiatives undertaken by an independent Senegal. A military intervention that lasted from June 1998 to March 1999, it required Dakar to deploy more t...
Governing Africa’s mangroves: a sustainable future
R. Chevallier / South African Institute of International Affairs 2013
Despite their widely recognised socioeconomic and ecological value, mangroves are among the world’s most threatened vegetation types. This brief argues that safeguarding mangroves will require urgent interventions aimed at ensur...
Peace and Security Council Report No 56
D. Kent-Brown (ed) / Institute for Security Studies 2014
This edition includes country analyses on Guinea-Bissau and South Sudan. The Guinea-Bissau analysis focuses on the much-postponed elections that are now scheduled to take place in April 2014 and the pivotal issue of the dynamics betwe...
Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: a meta-analysis of effects on stillbirths and on early and late neonatal mortality
C Ronsmans; DJ Fisher; C Osmond / United Nations University 2009
Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income countries and may adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects on stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortali...
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