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Title:Mundasson i kambansa: espaço social e movimentos políticos na Guiné Bissau (1910-1994)
Author:Havik, Philip J.ISNI
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic term:Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:political history
national liberation struggles
Abstract:Following the war that broke out in Guinea-Bissau on June 7th 1998 and which kept one third of the country's population centred in the capital Bissau hostage during 11 months of intense combat and negotiations, the process of political change initiated in the early 1990s faced a profound crisis. The consequences on the political level of a conflict between an elected president sustained in office by foreign troops and the great majority of the Guinean armed forces supported by the population at large have given rise to a variety of speculations. This article makes a historical assessment of the evolution of political formations in a country which gained independence only a few decades ago. The creation of political movements from the early beginnings of colonization (1911) until the first multiparty elections of 1994 is analysed against the background of a rapid sequence of social and political changes which occurred in a short period of time. Notes, ref., sum. in Portuguese and English, text in Portuguese. [Journal abstract, edited]