By 1972, the PAIGC controlled much of Portuguese Guinea
despite the presence of the Portuguese troops, but the organization did not attempt to disrupt Portuguese control in Cape Verde.
Gerard Chaliand, Armed Struggle in Africa: With the Guerrillas in Portuguese Guinea
(New York: Monthly Review Press.
He was then sent to Portuguese Guinea
(now Guinea-Bissau) as a government administrator.
Portugal claimed Portuguese Guinea in 1446, but few trading posts were established before 1600.
The interior of Portuguese Guinea was brought under control after more than 30 years of fighting; final subjugation of the Bijagos Islands did not occur until 1936.
When the British successfully introduced peanuts in the Gambia in the 1830s, cultivation of these oilseeds rapidly spread to the Petite Cote, the Casamance, Portuguese Guinea
, and the Rivieres du Sud, becoming a parallel source of income for trading companies and private traders still engaged in the slave trade.
"National Liberation in Portuguese Guinea
, 1956-1974" African affairs 80 (2/5), Jan.
Born in 1924 in Portuguese Guinea
, Amilcar Cabral was schooled on the island of Cape Verde and studied agronomy in Lisbon.