Bissau bustle and blues March 27th 2006 We were lucky. Four days after we crossed the border at Sao Domingo into Guinea-Bissau (G-B), the border closed.
The Senegalese army had chased the Jola separatist guerilla into the city.
The guerilla -using mines as warfare- blew up a minibus with people coming from Varela beach, before they were captured/executed by the military.
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Africa » Guinea-Bissau » East » Bafatá Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable upheaval. The founding government consisted of a single party system and command economy. In 1980, a military coup established Joao VIEIRA as president and a path to... ... read more