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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: BIJAGO PEOPLE: GUINEA BISSAU (AFRICAN) MATRIARCHAL TRIBE THAT MANIFESTS ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL CULTURES OF WEST AFRICA

Young Bijago girls with traditional talisman head wear and a painted face after their initiation into their Matriarchal society Guinea Bissau

Portugese in Mosambique

Portugese in Mozambique. In midle we can se a nurse from the paratroopers corp of nurses

Alio Balde mimics his older brother and makes a fake cigarette out of grass and paper. Increasingly, the boys are moving to the capital of Bissau and abandoning the duties of the village life. Guinea Bissau is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world and has just come out of a civil war but still village life has remained mostly untouched from most modern influences. Ami Vitale

Alio Balde mimics his older brother and makes a fake cigarette out of grass and paper. Increasingly, the boys are moving to the capital of Bissau and abandoning the duties of the village life. Guinea Bissau is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world and has just come out of a civil war but still village life has remained mostly untouched from most modern influences. Ami Vitale

"Elite" African Comandos from Portuguese Army - Colonial War, Guiné-Bissau (Guinea) 1964-74

"Elite" African Comandos from Portuguese Army - Colonial War, Guiné-Bissau (Guinea)

1976: A child soldier of the Marxist MPLA in battledress holding a sten gun during the civil war in Angola.

A young child solider fighting for the Communist MPLA. Children were used to fight because of the young spirit and their abilities to fight in ways grown men could not.