- n a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
- Frederick Forsyth in Independent
Forsyth said he came here for "the flavour, the odour, of a pretty washed-up, impoverished, failed west African mangrove swamp". "I thought, what is the most disastrous part of west Africa, and by a mile, it's Guinea-Bissau. If you drive...
- Nino Vieira in BBC News
In a televised address to the nation on Sunday, Mr Vieira said: "These people attacked my residence with a single objective - to physically liquidate me." "No-one has the right to massacre the people of Guinea-Bissau in order to steal power...
- Luis Amado in Reuters
We have been in direct contact throughout the night with the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau precisely to guarantee that the process does not slide into a situation of generalized conflict,Foreign Minister Luis Amado said on SIC television.