The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the events in Guinea-Bissau in March 2009 and the elections June 2009.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

civil war, conflicts, national liberation movements, political development, politics, democracy, democratization, elections, electoral systems, parliament, political oppostition, political participation, political parties, political power, politicians, presidency, voting.


"Unrest feared after Guinea-Bissau president's killing", article from Mail & Guardian online, 2 March 2009.

"ECOWAS delegation to Bissau", article from Afrol News, 3 March 2009.

"Guinea-Bissau gets interim leader", article from Al Jazeera, 3 March 2009.

"Guinea-Bissau to swear in speaker as president", article from Mail & Guardian online, 3 March 2009.

"Guinea-Bissau opposition warns of fresh unrest", article from Mail & Guardian online, 4 March 2009.

"João Bernardo Vieira", article by Kaye Whiteman, The Guardian, 4 March 2009.

"Guinea-Bissau : live by the sword", article by Mario De Queiroz, Inter Press Service News Agency, 5 March 2009.

"Guinea-Bissau : military reform more important than ever", article from Irin News, 6 March 2009.

"Guinea Bissau : the Thai link in killings", article by Paul Ibe,, 8 March 2009.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with Guinea-Bissau. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

African Political Resources

Listings of political sites sorted by country, with links to parties, organisations, governments, media and more.

World Factbook Guinea-Bissau

Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

World Political Leaders in the Zárate's Political Collections (ZPC)

Chronological lists of leaders from countries since 1945: heads of State and Government, party leaderships, senior ministers and other relevant officials. Suitable for reference queries, research or documentation works.

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