Guinea-Bissau: Transition to peace
August 15, 2006
In the West African state of Guinea Bissau, Interpeace is working with the National Institute of Studies and Research to consolidate the peace process and promote social stability during the country’s post-conflict transition.
After securing independence from Portugal in 1974, the country suffered military upheaval and political unrest lasting until the election of President Vieira in 2005.
Although a measure of stability has come to Guinea-Bissau, one of the world’s 20 poorest countries, the political class remains divided and the potential for violent instability is considered real.
Interpeace is currently mapping the main actors and causes of underlying tensions with a view to supporting reform of the security sector.