Guinea

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

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Introduction

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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Guinea's former AC Milan star Kevin Constant retires - BBC SportGuinea's former AC Milan star Kevin Constant retires  BBC Sport

Guinea police, protesters clash in rallies against Conde's third term - Yahoo NewsGuinea police, protesters clash in rallies against Conde's third term  Yahoo News

Guinea protesters urged to continue general strike - Aljazeera.comGuinea protesters urged to continue general strike  Aljazeera.com

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea - The DiplomatHuman Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea  The Diplomat

'Two killed' in Guinea during anti-government protests - Al Jazeera English'Two killed' in Guinea during anti-government protests  Al Jazeera English

Guinea: Human Rights at the Crossroads - Human Rights WatchGuinea: Human Rights at the Crossroads  Human Rights Watch

Mass anti-government protests turn violent in Guinea - Al Jazeera EnglishMass anti-government protests turn violent in Guinea  Al Jazeera English

Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea - Travel Daily News InternationalCenturion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea  Travel Daily News International

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result - ReutersGuinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result  Reuters

Equatorial Guinea plans modular refinery move - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea plans modular refinery move - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Nigeria to help Equatorial Guinea Build Modular Refineries - Africa Oil & PowerNigeria to help Equatorial Guinea Build Modular Refineries  Africa Oil & Power

Exxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea - Wall Street JournalExxon Considers Sale of Oil Assets in Equatorial Guinea  Wall Street Journal

Did police in Guinea fire on protesters? - FRANCE 24Did police in Guinea fire on protesters?  FRANCE 24

Crew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea - defenceWebCrew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea  defenceWeb

Guinea opposition parties to boycott parliamentary poll - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea opposition parties to boycott parliamentary poll  Al Jazeera English

CBS5's Best Pet: CNYSPCA caring for abandoned guinea pigs, pair needs new home - CNYcentral.comCBS5's Best Pet: CNYSPCA caring for abandoned guinea pigs, pair needs new home  CNYcentral.com

Nigeria to aid Equatorial Guinea on Modular Refinery Development - Pumps AfricaNigeria to aid Equatorial Guinea on Modular Refinery Development  Pumps Africa

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects challenge to presidential election result - ReutersGuinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects challenge to presidential election result  Reuters

Guinea-Bissau Ex-Premier Embalo Wins Presidential Vote With 54% - BloombergGuinea-Bissau Ex-Premier Embalo Wins Presidential Vote With 54%  Bloomberg

Prison break in Papua New Guinea leaves 2 dead - Anadolu AgencyPrison break in Papua New Guinea leaves 2 dead  Anadolu Agency

UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election - UN NewsUN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election  UN News

Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea to Replicate Nigeria's Modular Refinery - AllAfrica.comNigeria: Equatorial Guinea to Replicate Nigeria's Modular Refinery  AllAfrica.com

IMB: Unprecedented Number of Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea - The Maritime ExecutiveIMB: Unprecedented Number of Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea  The Maritime Executive

Drug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point - Al Jazeera AmericaDrug trafficking: Guinea-Bissau used as transit point  Al Jazeera America

Guinea-Bissau heads for presidential runoff election, capping a year of turmoil - FRANCE 24 EnglishGuinea-Bissau heads for presidential runoff election, capping a year of turmoil  FRANCE 24 English

Two players and driver dead in Guinea football club bus crash - ESPNTwo players and driver dead in Guinea football club bus crash  ESPN

Four decades of growth, but Equatorial Guinea’s people still mired in poverty - Financial TimesFour decades of growth, but Equatorial Guinea’s people still mired in poverty  Financial Times

Unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall global numbers - ICC - International Chamber of CommerceUnprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall global numbers - ICC  International Chamber of Commerce

ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea - Zambian WatchdogROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea  Zambian Watchdog

Equatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Leader Says French-Backed Currency Is Outdated  Bloomberg

Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash - ReutersBarrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash  Reuters

Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal 'torture' of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world - The GuardianLeaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal 'torture' of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world  The Guardian

Ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea some 100 nm SW of Lagos UPDATE - Maritime BulletinShip attacked in Gulf of Guinea some 100 nm SW of Lagos UPDATE  Maritime Bulletin

Maritime piracy increases business costs in the Gulf of Guinea - Aljazeera.comMaritime piracy increases business costs in the Gulf of Guinea  Aljazeera.com

Guinea opposition suspends anti-government protests - Yahoo NewsGuinea opposition suspends anti-government protests  Yahoo News

EGA's Guinea Alumina Corporation reaches 1 million tonnes of bauxite… - Aluminium TodayEGA's Guinea Alumina Corporation reaches 1 million tonnes of bauxite…  Aluminium Today

New homes needed after 19 guinea pigs found dumped in cardboard boxes - expressandstar.comNew homes needed after 19 guinea pigs found dumped in cardboard boxes  expressandstar.com

Algeria and the Polisario denounce the opening of consulates by Guinea and Gabon in the Sahara - Yabiladi in EnglishAlgeria and the Polisario denounce the opening of consulates by Guinea and Gabon in the Sahara  Yabiladi in English

ECOWAS: English-speaking countries and Guinea reject the Eco - Togo FirstECOWAS: English-speaking countries and Guinea reject the Eco  Togo First

ExxonMobil (XOM) Plans to Shed Equatorial Guinea Oil Assets - Yahoo FinanceExxonMobil (XOM) Plans to Shed Equatorial Guinea Oil Assets  Yahoo Finance

Papua New Guinea Defence Force lends a hand in our time of need - Australia - ReliefWebPapua New Guinea Defence Force lends a hand in our time of need - Australia  ReliefWeb

Mothership identified for Gulf of Guinea pirates - Lloyd's ListMothership identified for Gulf of Guinea pirates  Lloyd's List

Sahara: Guinea Opens Consulate in Dakhla, another Diplomatic Setback for Polisario - The North Africa PostSahara: Guinea Opens Consulate in Dakhla, another Diplomatic Setback for Polisario  The North Africa Post

Damning report into state of Papua New Guinea released - RNZDamning report into state of Papua New Guinea released  RNZ

Global piracy down, but Gulf of Guinea sees a spike - Africa TimesGlobal piracy down, but Gulf of Guinea sees a spike  Africa Times

Equatorial Guinea’s President Mbasogo must reveal his assets for an IMF bailout - BusinessLineEquatorial Guinea’s President Mbasogo must reveal his assets for an IMF bailout  BusinessLine

FIFA Women U-20 Qualifiers: Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia register convincing victories on the road - Kawowo SportsFIFA Women U-20 Qualifiers: Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia register convincing victories on the road  Kawowo Sports

Loser in Guinea Bissau election cries foul, will contest result in court - ReutersLoser in Guinea Bissau election cries foul, will contest result in court  Reuters

Actor Zac Efron is home after falling ill in Papua New Guinea - ReutersActor Zac Efron is home after falling ill in Papua New Guinea  Reuters

Two Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency - LasentinelTwo Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency  Lasentinel

When Quique Setién coached Equatorial Guinea - AS EnglishWhen Quique Setién coached Equatorial Guinea  AS English

Africa's World Cup draw: When is the Fifa event and how can I watch? - Goal.comAfrica's World Cup draw: When is the Fifa event and how can I watch?  Goal.com

Landmark Cathedral burned down in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsLandmark Cathedral burned down in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Pirates strike again, Gulf of Guinea UPDATE - Maritime BulletinPirates strike again, Gulf of Guinea UPDATE  Maritime Bulletin

Bougainville Has Hard Talks Ahead To Split From Papua New Guinea - NPRBougainville Has Hard Talks Ahead To Split From Papua New Guinea  NPR

Securiport transfers border security systems to Equatorial Guinea Government - CAPA - Centre for AviationSecuriport transfers border security systems to Equatorial Guinea Government  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Emirates Global Aluminium Ships One Millionth Metric Ton Of Bauxite Ore From Guinea Operations - Aluminium InsiderEmirates Global Aluminium Ships One Millionth Metric Ton Of Bauxite Ore From Guinea Operations  Aluminium Insider

EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Zafiro: ExxonMobil reveals top picks to Gabriel Obiang - Africa IntelligenceEQUATORIAL GUINEA : Zafiro: ExxonMobil reveals top picks to Gabriel Obiang  Africa Intelligence

2019 FUTURE OF GUINEA-BISSAU TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET-TRENDS, OUTLOOK AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OF MOBILE, FIXED LANDLINE AND BROADBAND MARKETS – Dagoretti News - Dagoretti News2019 FUTURE OF GUINEA-BISSAU TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET-TRENDS, OUTLOOK AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OF MOBILE, FIXED LANDLINE AND BROADBAND MARKETS – Dagoretti News  Dagoretti News

Exxon and Chevron selling assets in Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria as U.S. companies retreat to shale projects - TODAY NEWS AFRICAExxon and Chevron selling assets in Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria as U.S. companies retreat to shale projects  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Equatorial Guinea lacked seriousness - new Barcelona boss Setien - Goal.comEquatorial Guinea lacked seriousness - new Barcelona boss Setien  Goal.com

Guinea Opens General Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla - The AFRICAN BULLETINGuinea Opens General Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla  The AFRICAN BULLETIN

National Champion Profile: Jack Karo Jr., Papua New Guinea - Morning Chalk UpNational Champion Profile: Jack Karo Jr., Papua New Guinea  Morning Chalk Up

2020 Pope Francis trip to Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea possible - Catholic News Agency2020 Pope Francis trip to Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea possible  Catholic News Agency

Africalink on Air -- 21 January 2020 - Deutsche WelleAfricalink on Air -- 21 January 2020  Deutsche Welle

'Essentially, they're the guinea pigs': Dangerous batch of heroin circulating in Oregon - KVAL'Essentially, they're the guinea pigs': Dangerous batch of heroin circulating in Oregon  KVAL

Missionary sisters expect miracles in Papua New Guinea, the 'land of the unexpected' - Catholic LeaderMissionary sisters expect miracles in Papua New Guinea, the 'land of the unexpected'  Catholic Leader

Ethiopia Prime Minister arrives Guinea - New Business EthiopiaEthiopia Prime Minister arrives Guinea  New Business Ethiopia

Guinea pigs pick: Packers or Seahawks - Green Bay Press GazetteGuinea pigs pick: Packers or Seahawks  Green Bay Press Gazette

Fire in Hurricane garage displaces residents, guinea pigs - St George NewsFire in Hurricane garage displaces residents, guinea pigs  St George News

Zoo Buddies: New Guinea Singing Dog - Knoe.comZoo Buddies: New Guinea Singing Dog  Knoe.com

Pope Francis may visit Indonesia in September: NU cleric - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostPope Francis may visit Indonesia in September: NU cleric - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Agent Wrap: agents treated to KURIOS performance, PTM hits Papua New Guinea + MORE! - Travel WeeklyAgent Wrap: agents treated to KURIOS performance, PTM hits Papua New Guinea + MORE!  Travel Weekly

Autonomous Region of Bouganville Site Profile: Deos-Tinputz Internally Displaced Persons (17-Jan-20) - Papua New Guinea - ReliefWebAutonomous Region of Bouganville Site Profile: Deos-Tinputz Internally Displaced Persons (17-Jan-20) - Papua New Guinea  ReliefWeb

Equatorial Guinea's Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signs series of agreements in Abu Dhabi - TODAY NEWS AFRICAEquatorial Guinea's Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signs series of agreements in Abu Dhabi  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

GUINEA : Chalco's very grand designs for bauxite - Africa IntelligenceGUINEA : Chalco's very grand designs for bauxite  Africa Intelligence

Fire-prevention technology linked to blackouts in Apollo Bay, frustrating businesses - ABC NewsFire-prevention technology linked to blackouts in Apollo Bay, frustrating businesses  ABC News

Two more ships attacked in Gulf of Guinea: Greek and Singaporean, 8 crew kidnapped - Maritime BulletinTwo more ships attacked in Gulf of Guinea: Greek and Singaporean, 8 crew kidnapped  Maritime Bulletin

World Cup 2022: McKinstry reveals which opponents he wants Cranes to draw - Kawowo SportsWorld Cup 2022: McKinstry reveals which opponents he wants Cranes to draw  Kawowo Sports

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea bid to host the 2020 Africa Women's Cup of Nations - Goal.comNigeria and Equatorial Guinea bid to host the 2020 Africa Women's Cup of Nations  Goal.com

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying as Egypt and Gabon drawn together - Goal IndiaAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying as Egypt and Gabon drawn together  Goal India

Chamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea's second city [opinion] - businessadvantagepng.comChamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea's second city [opinion]  businessadvantagepng.com

Guinea Corner, Old New Haven cemeteries receive first-time signs - Norwalk ReflectorGuinea Corner, Old New Haven cemeteries receive first-time signs  Norwalk Reflector

Papua New Guinea's economy needs progress on resources projects [opinion] - businessadvantagepng.comPapua New Guinea's economy needs progress on resources projects [opinion]  businessadvantagepng.com

SNP MP claims patients used as guinea pigs in search for legal cannabis - The NationalSNP MP claims patients used as guinea pigs in search for legal cannabis  The National

Papua New Guinea seasonal workers reflect on busy year - Stuff.co.nzPapua New Guinea seasonal workers reflect on busy year  Stuff.co.nz

Guinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' between Gambia and Bissau - Foroyaa onlineGuinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' between Gambia and Bissau  Foroyaa online

Guinea hen weed: Miracle drug or not? - Jamaica ObserverGuinea hen weed: Miracle drug or not?  Jamaica Observer

Turkish Suezmax tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea UPDATE - Maritime BulletinTurkish Suezmax tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea UPDATE  Maritime Bulletin

Firefighters rescue dogs and guinea pigs from flooded home in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes CitizenFirefighters rescue dogs and guinea pigs from flooded home in Milton Keynes  Milton Keynes Citizen

GUINEA : Turkish tycoon and Erdogan pal, Ahmet Calik embarks on mining adventure - Africa IntelligenceGUINEA : Turkish tycoon and Erdogan pal, Ahmet Calik embarks on mining adventure  Africa Intelligence

'Walking Sharks' Confirmed as the Newest Addition to the Shark Family Tree - Gizmodo'Walking Sharks' Confirmed as the Newest Addition to the Shark Family Tree  Gizmodo

Gulf of Guinea piracy doubled last year - Jean-Jacques CornishGulf of Guinea piracy doubled last year  Jean-Jacques Cornish

Equatorial Guinea oil and gas Market Rising Trends and Research Outlook 2019 to 2025 - Galus AustralisEquatorial Guinea oil and gas Market Rising Trends and Research Outlook 2019 to 2025  Galus Australis

Best African football teams of 2019 - The Africa ReportBest African football teams of 2019  The Africa Report

Nigeria Lost To Guinea in Africa Handball Cup - Sports247Nigeria Lost To Guinea in Africa Handball Cup  Sports247

Benjamín Zarandona tells the story of the day that Setién trained Guinea - Asap LandBenjamín Zarandona tells the story of the day that Setién trained Guinea  Asap Land

Help for Gardeners: Saving New Guinea Impatiens - Morning CallHelp for Gardeners: Saving New Guinea Impatiens  Morning Call

Guinea: Fears of more arrests as at least four killed in protests - Amnesty InternationalGuinea: Fears of more arrests as at least four killed in protests  Amnesty International

Guinea protests turn deadly yet again - Al Jazeera AmericaGuinea protests turn deadly yet again  Al Jazeera America