Guinea

Country Guinea
Capital Conakry
Continent Africa
Currency Guinean franc(GNF)
Languages French, Fula, Maninka & Susu

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Guinea has had a history of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government. He was reelected in 1998 and again in 2003, though all the polls were marred by irregularities. History repeated itself in December 2008 when following President CONTE's death, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and evacuated to Morocco and subsequently to Burkina Faso. A transitional government has been installed.

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Ex-Guinea minister pleads not guilty in US to laundering bribes - Reuters

Ex-Guinea minister pleads not guilty in US to laundering bribes
Reuters
Mahmoud Thiam, a U.S. citizen who served as Guinea's minister of mines from 2009 to 2010, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan to one count of money laundering and one count of transactions in criminally derived property. His plea came after ...

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Equatorial Guinea May Become Next New OPEC Member - OilPrice.com

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Equatorial Guinea May Become Next New OPEC Member
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As Africa's third-largest oil producer and one of the non-OPEC-member producers that has agreed to cut output in the first half of 2017, Equatorial Guinea would become the sixth member of OPEC from Africa. The country's membership in OPEC would help to ...
Equatorial Guinea applies to join OPEC in 2017AZERTAC News
Equatorial Guinea makes bid for OPEC membershipTrend News Agency

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Papua New Guinea, Bougainville governments set up commission to oversee independence vote - ABC Online

ABC Online

Papua New Guinea, Bougainville governments set up commission to oversee independence vote
ABC Online
The Papua New Guinea and Bougainville Governments have moved a step closer to a referendum on the autonomous region's independence by creating a commission to oversee the vote. The Bougainville Referendum Commission will be in charge of ...
Tsunami warning lifted after magnitude 7.9 earthquake rocks Papua New GuineaIllawarra Mercury
Magnitude 8 quake strikes off Papua New GuineaEyewitness News

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Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Burkina Faso - BBC Sport

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Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Burkina Faso
BBC Sport
Burkina Faso progressed to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as group winners after seeing off Guinea-Bissau. A defensive mix up gifted Burkina Faso the lead, as defender Rudinilson Silva headed past onrushing goalkeeper Jonas Mendes and into ...
Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Burkina Faso: Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore scores as Stallions qualify for AFCON knockoutsMirror.co.uk
Guinea-Bissau vs Burkina Faso: Prediction, head to head, squads, UK start time and betting odds AFCON 2017 previewEvening Standard
Burkina Faso/Guinea Bissau: #AFCON2017 Burkina Faso Powers Through to QuarterfinalsAllAfrica.com
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Equatorial Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Jammeh - Independent Online

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Equatorial Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Jammeh
Independent Online
Equatorial Guinea reportedly emerged as a destination for Jammeh late during the frantic mediation effort to get him of Gambia out so Barrow could take office. Barrow was inaugurated at Gambia's embassy in neighboring Senegal last week and is currently ...
Unease in Equatorial Guinea over exiled Gambian leader Yahya JammehITV News
Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh's presenceYahoo News
Jammeh's presence angers Equatorial Guinea's opposition partiesafricanews
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Equatorial Guinea Applies to Join OPEC - Wall Street Journal

Equatorial Guinea Applies to Join OPEC
Wall Street Journal
Equatorial Guinea said Monday it had applied to join OPEC, in a sign of the cartel's renewed clout following its first output cuts in eight years. The African oil-rich nation was part of a group of 11 producers that agreed to join the Organization of ...



Equatorial Guinea Yahya Jammeh's 'Ideal Refuge' - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

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Equatorial Guinea Yahya Jammeh's 'Ideal Refuge'
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News
The Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh should feel quite at home in Equatorial Guinea as the guest of Africa's longest serving and perhaps most kleptocratic dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mabasongo. Especially if allegations are true of Jammeh ...

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Magnitude 8 quake hits Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands; tsunami alert rescinded - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Magnitude 8 quake hits Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands; tsunami alert rescinded
Hindustan Times
A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday, shaking homes and sparking a tsunami alert, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. The tsunami warning for the Pacific island nation and its ...
Powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes deep under Papua New GuineaCBS News
Powerful Quake Hits Off Papua New GuineaYahoo News
Tsunami Threat Passes After Strong Earthquake Near Papua New GuineaWall Street Journal
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Gambian Longtime Leader Jammeh Leaves Capital on Guinea President's Plane - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Gambian Longtime Leader Jammeh Leaves Capital on Guinea President's Plane
Wall Street Journal
The plane was taking him to Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, a person familiar with the matter said. As he walked up the stairs to the airplane, Mr. Jammeh turned around, kissed a copy of the Quran and waved at the few dozen supporters who ...
Defeated Gambian leader Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial GuineaFRANCE 24
Gambia: Former leader flies out of Banjul airport with President of GuineaThe Independent
The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea amid rising tensionsABC Online
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Equatorial Guinea Says Presents Offer To Become OPEC Member In 2017 - Rigzone

Rigzone

Equatorial Guinea Says Presents Offer To Become OPEC Member In 2017
Rigzone
3 oil producer Equatorial Guinea has presented an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) this year and has agreed to production cuts, its energy ministry said on Monday. If Equatorial Guinea was to join OPEC, it ...
Equatorial Guinea has applied to join OPEC: OPEC sourceStreetInsider.com
Equatorial Guinea agree to cut production and present offer to join OPECOil Review Africa
Equatorial Guinea wants to join OpecArgus Media

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