Guinea Bissau

A former province of the Mali Empire, Guinea Bissau gained independence from Portugal on September 24, 1973. Currently led by President Umaro Sissoco Embaló, the West African nation has an estimated population of 1.6 million people spread across a total land area of 36,125 km². As of 2018, Guinea Bissau recorded a GDP of $2.99billion, with its top exports Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, and Rough Wood, sold to trading partners that include India, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and South Korea. The former Portuguese colony has its administrative capital in Bissau and uses the West African CFA Franc (XOF) as its official currency.

Notable Animal Diseases: Anthrax, Mastitis, Pasteurellosis, and Brucellosis among others.