Commons:Guinea-Bissau and Senegal 1973-1974 (Coutinho Collection)

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African Studies Centre Leiden
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In 2016 professor Roel Coutinho (on Dutch wikipedia) MD donated 752 photographs and slides made by him in the course of his medical work in Guinea-Bissau and Senegal in 1973 and 1974, during the final year of the war of independence waged by the PAIGC (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde) resistance movement against Portugal. The digital images are located in Category:Guinea-Bissau and Senegal 1973-1974 (Coutinho Collection). The physical collection is part of the Library of the African Studies Centre, Leiden (the Netherlands).

The donation includes images of daily life, dance and parties, hospitals, further medical interest, PAIGC soldiers and weapons, open air people's shops and schools, and pictures of the later first President (Luís Cabral) and later first Prime Minister (Francisco Mendes) of Guinea-Bissau. The metadata for this collection were collected and organised including captions in Portugese by Michele Portatadino, MA African Studies, Leiden University. The photographs were digitized by GMS Digitaliseert in Alblasserdam. Harro Westra did the technological set-up. Hans Muller finalised the upload to Wikimedia Commons using the GLAMwiki Toolset. The project was initiated by Jos Damen and sponsored by the African Studies Centre, Leiden University.

All photographs can be found here.

Usage of the images[edit]

Within Wikimedia websites[edit]

  • Usage of these images on Wikimedia projects, main namespace (articles) only.


For instance,


  • Roel Coutinho, Jos Damen (foreword): De vrijheidsstrijd van Guinee-Bissau door de ogen van een jonge dokter, Roel Countinho (translated title: The struggle for independence in Guinea-Bissau, seen through the eyes of a young doctor, Roel Coutinho), Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden (African Studies Centre Leiden), 2022. 81 pages. ISSN: 1876-018x, ISBN 978-90-5448-195-9. In Dutch.

Photographic examples[edit]

Daily life[edit]

Dance and parties[edit]


Medical images[edit]

PAIGC soldiers and weapons[edit]

People's shops[edit]


Later President Luís Cabral and Prime Minister Francisco Mendes of Guinea-Bissau[edit]