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 clinch first U20 World Cup point - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Guinea clinch first U20 World Cup point
BBC Sport
Guinea picked up their first point at the Fifa under-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with England in Jeonju, South Korea, on Tuesday. England took the lead in this Group A encounter after 53 minutes when Lewis Cook's 25-yard effort found the back of the net.
England U20s 1-1 GuineaThe FA
FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 - Matches - England ...FIFA.com
Guinea profit from England own-goalESPN FC
SkySports -The Sun
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BSGR attacks 'unlawful' activities of Rio Tinto in Guinea as Simandou hearing opens - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

BSGR attacks 'unlawful' activities of Rio Tinto in Guinea as Simandou hearing opens
Telegraph.co.uk
Israeli mining company BSG Resources has attacked the “unlawful” activities of its bigger rival Rio Tinto in the impoverished nation of Guinea, as a new arbitration hearing got under way in Paris. BSGR, the mining outfit of billionaire Beny Steinmetz ...



Ex-Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh doesn't 'fear the truth' over Guinea ... - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Ex-Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh doesn't 'fear the truth' over Guinea ...
The Australian Financial Review
Former Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh says he doesn't fear the truth and doesn't expect any accusation to be made against him over the Guinea payments scandal.
Ex-Rio CEO Walsh says no fear of truth amid Guinea scandal - mediaReuters UK
Retired Rio chief conscience clear over Guinea bribery scandalThe Australian
PRESS: Former Rio Tinto CEO Says Does Not Fear Truth Of Guinea ProbeLondon South East (registration) (blog)
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Jeonju World Cup StadiumJeonju (KOR) - FIFA.com

FIFA.com

Jeonju World Cup StadiumJeonju (KOR)
FIFA.com
Match summary. England gift Guinea maiden point. Guinea clinched their first point at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after an unfortunate own goal saw England succumb to a 1-1 draw. Read article. Match Highlights. England 1-1 Guinea (Korea Republic 2017).
(U20 World Cup) England, Guinea play to 1-1 draw in Group AYonhap News
FIFA U-20 W'Cup: Guinea force England to 1-1 draw in group ATVC News
2017 U-20 World Cup round-up, Group A, round 2: South Korea clinches qualification for the knockout roundsOnce A Metro

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Guinea open U-20 World Cup campaign with heavy defeat to hosts - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Guinea open U-20 World Cup campaign with heavy defeat to hosts
ESPN FC
Guinea started their FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by hosts South Korea in Jeonju on Saturday as they capitulated late in the game. The opening goal of the match was a fortunate effort from Lee Seung-Woo in the first ...
Guinea suffer defeat to hosts South Korea at start of U20 World CupBBC Sport
(U20 World Cup) Barca prospects to lead S. Korea's attack vs. GuineaYonhap News

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Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo features as England draw with Guinea in U20 ... - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo features as England draw with Guinea in U20 ...
Liverpool Echo
Reds teammate Ovie Ejaria was an unused substitute in Jeonju.

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Hyperdynamics commences drilling operations in Guinea on the back of amended contract with Pacific - PR Newswire (press release)

Hyperdynamics commences drilling operations in Guinea on the back of amended contract with Pacific
PR Newswire (press release)
HOUSTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCQX: HDYN) today announced that on May 21, 2017 the Pacific Scirocco drillship entered Guinea shelf waters and is commencing drilling operations as provided by the Third ...



Guinea U17 coach Souleymane Camara hails qualities of Eric Ayiah - Ghanasoccernet.com

Guinea U17 coach Souleymane Camara hails qualities of Eric Ayiah
Ghanasoccernet.com
Head coach of Guinea U17 team Souleymane Camara has heaped praises on Black Starlets captain Eric Ayiah ahead of the team's clash with Niger in the semi-finals of the Africa Youth Championship. Ayiah has taken the ongoing youth championship by ...

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Guinea join Ghana on plane to India - FIFA.com - FIFA.com

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Guinea join Ghana on plane to India - FIFA.com
FIFA.com
Guinea secured a goalless draw with Ghana at the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, meaning they joined their opponents at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India ...
Guinea join Ghana in U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalsBBC Sport
Black Starlets XI vs Guinea todayGhana Football Association
Ghana 0-0 Guinea: Starlets share spoils at U17 AfconGoal.com
Myjoyonline.com -Pulse.com.gh -Ghanasoccernet.com
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Guinea pigs being taken round to cheer people up | Devon Live - Devon Live

Devon Live

Guinea pigs being taken round to cheer people up | Devon Live
Devon Live
An army of 18 guinea pigs are being marched around Plymouth to help elderly people keep calm. The pets are being taken to care homes around the city by ...

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