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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Guinea - Wikipedia
Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Guinea - BBC
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Guinea: Ibrahima Fofana named new PM amid political tensions ... - Aljazeera.com

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Guinea: Ibrahima Fofana named new PM amid political tensions ...
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Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, former minister and loyalist of President Conde, appointed to form new government.
Guinea's president names new prime ministereNCA
Ex-minister named new Guinea PM: state media | News24News24
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana is Guinea's new PMJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
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Guinea's Horoya to rely on their incredible home form against ... - Times LIVE

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Guinea's Horoya to rely on their incredible home form against ...
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Guinea side Horoya will rely on their incredible home form and a passionate crowd when they host Mamelodi Sundowns in their African Champions Group C ...

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National Jewish Health hit with 'critical' violation over treatment of ... - The Denver Channel

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The USDA hit National Jewish last month with a “critical” violation of animal welfare practices over its treatment of guinea pigs used in research.
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Guinea's Conde names new PM amid rising political tensions - Reuters

Guinea's Conde names new PM amid rising political tensions
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CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea President Alpha Conde on Monday named Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as the country's new prime minister amid heightened political tensions and suspicion about his intentions ahead of a 2020 election. Fofana, a Conde loyalist ...

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Guinea pigs in botched smoking study land National Jewish Health in hot water with federal animal health inspectors - The Denver Post

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Guinea pigs in botched smoking study land National Jewish Health in hot water with federal animal health inspectors
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The study was supposed to expose guinea pigs to cigarette smoke a few hours a day, five days a week inside a specially designed “smoking machine.” But, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a routine inspection of the lab at National Jewish ...



Sundowns defender Bangaly Soumahoro ready to play for Guinea national team instead of Cote d'Ivoire - Goal.com

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Sundowns defender Bangaly Soumahoro ready to play for Guinea national team instead of Cote d'Ivoire
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Mamelodi Sundowns versatile player Bangaly Soumahoro says he is considering playing for the Guinean national team instead of Cote d'Ivoire. The big player was born in Cote d'Ivoire, but has expressed his desire in playing for the Syli Nationale.



Sundowns ready for Horoya test in Guinea - Sport24

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Sundowns ready for Horoya test in Guinea
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Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have been in Guinea since last Friday ahead of Tuesday's CAF Champions League Group C clash with Horoya at the Stade du 28 Septembre. Sundowns arrived early in order to get used to the hot and humid conditions in ...
Horoya snatch late point as Sundowns held in GuineaESPN (press release) (blog)
Mamelodi Sundowns' Pitso Mosimane calculating risks in CAF Champions League clash with HoroyaKickOff.com

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More services urgently needed to treat Papua New Guinea's hidden HIV epidemic, study finds - UNSW Newsroom

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More services urgently needed to treat Papua New Guinea's hidden HIV epidemic, study finds
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Expanded health and social services are needed to urgently address HIV in Papua New Guinea, according to new research conducted by the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research (PNG IMR) working in a partnership with the Kirby Institute at ...
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Bomber missing since World War II found near Papua New Guinea - The Killeen Daily Herald

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Bomber missing since World War II found near Papua New Guinea
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The bomber “Heaven Can Wait” was shot down during a mission to destroy Japanese anti-aircraft batteries around Hans Bay, Papua New Guinea on March 11, 1944. Eleven crew members were on board. Project Recover took on the mission to recover the ...



England Knights series against Papua New Guinea confirmed as ... - Hull Daily Mail

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