A West African country bordering Senegal and Guinea, Guinea-Bissau achieved independence from Portugal in 1974 after nearly 20 years of guerilla warfare. The political situation has not yet stabilised, with the most recent military coup taking place in April 2012. In addition to the damage inflicted on human rights - particularly children’s - during the long years of conflict, this most recent change of government has been accompanied by new reports of violent repression and intimidation by state forces.

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