A Brief History of Guinea-Bissau - Part 1
A brief introduction to the history of Guinea-Bissau from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 - Early Kingdoms to Civil War
A Brief History of Guinea-Bissau – Part 2
A brief introduction to the history of Guinea-Bissau from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 2 - Civil War to Present Day
Background Notes: Guinea-Bissau
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Guinea-Bissau. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.
Guinea-Bissau History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Guinea-Bissau’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.
Guinea-Bissau - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Guinea-Bissau. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Guinea-Bissau’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.
Timeline for Guinea-Bissau from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Guinea-Bissau given by year (and for more recent events by month also).
CIA World Fact Book: Guinea-Bissau
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.
Guinea-Bissau's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Guinea-Bissau's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.