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 - Wikipedia
Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
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Should People Call 911 if They See a New Guinea Flatworm? - snopes.com

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Should People Call 911 if They See a New Guinea Flatworm?
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The primary risks posed by the New Guinea flatworm are to the ecosystem it invades and not to human health. As such, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not recommend calling 911 to report their sightings. The New Guinea ...
Dangerous Flatworm Found In Florida (Photo)Opposing Views

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WFP Guinea Country Brief, February 2017 - Guinea | ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb

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WFP Guinea Country Brief, February 2017 - Guinea | ReliefWeb
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Highlights The After Action Review of the JICA-funded pilot project to support local purchase and women empowerment in forest Guinea will be launched in ...

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Bafana batters Guinea-Bissau - Sport24

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Bafana batters Guinea-Bissau
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They looked vulnerable at the back when Guinea attacked from the flanks even their goal came from one of those crosses. Bafana also looked flat in front of goals as they were let down by indecisiveness and poor decision-making. They did not trouble ...
Percy Tau scores on debut as Bafana beat Guinea-Bissau in friendlyTimes LIVE
Tau stunner helps Bafana beat Guinea-BissauCitizen
Bafana beat Guinea-BissaueNCA
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Deeply concerned, Guinea Bissau partners call on political actors for moderation - Reliefweb

Deeply concerned, Guinea Bissau partners call on political actors for moderation
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The five international organizations, partners in the peacebuilding process in Guinea-Bissau, known as the P5 - African Union (AU) group, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries ...



The World's Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild - ScienceAlert

ScienceAlert

The World's Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild
ScienceAlert
After decades of fearing that the New Guinea highland wild dog had gone extinct in its native habitat, researchers have finally confirmed the existence of a healthy, viable population, hidden in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on Earth.



SpeedCast Opens Papua New Guinea Office - Satellite Today

Satellite Today

SpeedCast Opens Papua New Guinea Office
Satellite Today
SpeedCast International has opened an office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to support the company's growing customer base in the energy and enterprise markets. The company has been operating in the country for more than 10 years with an ...
SpeedCast launches Papua New Guinea officeFinancialNews.co.uk (blog)

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As Japanese buy out CMAX, Adelaide's human guinea pigs soar in number to 15000 - The Australian Financial Review

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As Japanese buy out CMAX, Adelaide's human guinea pigs soar in number to 15000
The Australian Financial Review
The human guinea pigs of Adelaide have grown in number to 15,000 as a new Japanese owner of clinical trials company CMAX prepares to expand the business further amid a $14 million buyout to be completed this year. I'Rom Group Co, which is listed on ...



Pinoy fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift ... - ABS-CBN News

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Pinoy fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift ...
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A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside ...

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GIEWS Country Brief: Guinea 23-March-2017 - Guinea | ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb

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GIEWS Country Brief: Guinea 23-March-2017 - Guinea | ReliefWeb
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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT An above-average cereal harvest was gathered in 2016 Cereal import requirements in 2017 forecast to decline compared to ...

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Guinea-Bissau eye back-to-back finals - BBC Sport

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Guinea-Bissau eye back-to-back finals
BBC Sport
Guinea-Bissau's maiden participation at this year's Africa Cup of Nations has provided the platform for future qualifications, says the country's football federation president. Against all odds, the west African nation contested Gabon 2017 - despite ...