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Country on the west coast of Africa

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Guinea-Bissau: Country on the west coast of Africa
Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,874,303. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east.

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Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign [Video]

Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign

Guinea’s government closed its borders with Senegal and Guinea Bissau ahead of the elections for security concerns.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

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