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Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres with an estimated population of 2,026,778. It borders Senegal to its north and Guinea to its southeast.


Our standard dataset contains 316 entities connected with Guinea-Bissau. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Guinea-Bissau. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 219 entities identified as PEPs connected with Guinea-Bissau.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Admin., Labor, Employment, and Social Security1--
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development1--
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry-4-
Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports-1-
Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports1--
Minister of Defense and Combatants of Freedom of the Homeland (veterans)1--
Minister of Economy1--
Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Integration-2-
Minister of Education-5-
Minister of Environment & Biodiversity1--
Minister of Finance-2-
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Fisheries14-
Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, & Communities1--
Minister of Higher Education and Research-1-
Minister of Higher Learning and Scientific Research1--
Minister of Justice & Human Rights1--
Minister of National Educations1--
Minister of Natural Resources-5-
Minister of Natural Resources and Energy1--
Minister of Public Administration-3-
Minister of Public Administration, Labor, Employment, and Social Security1--
Minister of Public Health1--
Minister of Public Works, Housing, & Urban Development1--
Minister of Social Communication-1-
Minister of Social Communication (media)1--
Minister of Territorial Administration and Local Government1--
Minister of the Environment and Biodiversity-1-
Minister of the Interior and Public Order1--
Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts-1-
Minister of Tourism, & Handicrafts and Government Spokesman1--
Minister of Trade and Industry1--
Minister of Transport & Communications1--
Minister of Transport and Communications-3-
Minister of Women, Family and Social Protection-2-
Minister of Women, Family, and Social Solidarity1--
Secretary of State for Budget & Fiscal Affairs1--
Secretary of State for Communities1--
Secretary of State for Culture1--
Secretary of State for International Cooperation1--
Secretary of State for Regional Integration & Planning1--
Secretary of State for the Country's Freedom Fighters1--
Secretary of State for the Presidency and the Council of Ministers1--
Secretary of State for the Treasury1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National People's Assembly--99
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Guinea-Bissau-31
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Foreign Affairs-153
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau-124
Member of the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau-29
Minister of Justice of Guinea-Bissau-10-
Minister of Defence of Guinea-Bissau-34
President of Guinea-Bissau-41
Minister of Commerce and Industry-3-
Minister of Health of Guinea-Bissau-3-
Minister of Internal Affairs-3-
Minister of Territorial Administration-3-
Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Matters-3-
Minister of Energy-2-
Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Human Development-2-
Deputy Prime Minister, Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs, & Coordinator for the Economy1--
First Lady of Guinea-Bissau--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...