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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Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term - Aljazeera.comPresidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term  Aljazeera.com

Guinea's President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea's President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term  Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus case emerges at second mine in Papua New Guinea - ReutersCoronavirus case emerges at second mine in Papua New Guinea  Reuters

Earthquake info : M4.5 earthquake on Sunday, 9 August 2020 22:36 UTC / Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. (Papua New Guinea) - - VolcanoDiscoveryEarthquake info : M4.5 earthquake on Sunday, 9 August 2020 22:36 UTC / Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. (Papua New Guinea) -  VolcanoDiscovery

Guinea's ruling party asks Alpha Condé to run for third presidential term - FRANCE 24 EnglishGuinea's ruling party asks Alpha Condé to run for third presidential term  FRANCE 24 English

Guinea : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea - International Monetary FundGuinea : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea  International Monetary Fund

Guinea protests: Demands for justice and accountability - Aljazeera.comGuinea protests: Demands for justice and accountability  Aljazeera.com

Other than Ebola, random violence, border battles and petty crime, Guinea is OK - The AustralianOther than Ebola, random violence, border battles and petty crime, Guinea is OK  The Australian

Sea Control 193 - Stable Seas: Gulf of Guinea with Dr. Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Maisie Pigeon - CIMSECSea Control 193 - Stable Seas: Gulf of Guinea with Dr. Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Maisie Pigeon  CIMSEC

New Guinea has greatest plant diversity of any island in the world, study reveals - The GuardianNew Guinea has greatest plant diversity of any island in the world, study reveals  The Guardian

Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? - DevexOpinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea?  Devex

Editorial: Failures in leadership have turned Hoosier children, teachers into guinea pigs - IndyStarEditorial: Failures in leadership have turned Hoosier children, teachers into guinea pigs  IndyStar

WFP Guinea Country Brief, June 2020 - Guinea - ReliefWebWFP Guinea Country Brief, June 2020 - Guinea  ReliefWeb

New Guinea is #1 for island plant diversity - Futurity: Research NewsNew Guinea is #1 for island plant diversity  Futurity: Research News

Papua New Guinea's massive Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid cases spread to new areas - The GuardianPapua New Guinea's massive Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid cases spread to new areas  The Guardian

UNICEF Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report #12 - 08-21 July 2020 - Guinea - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report #12 - 08-21 July 2020 - Guinea  ReliefWeb

App Will Track Harmful Dust From Bauxite Mining in Guinea - State of the PlanetApp Will Track Harmful Dust From Bauxite Mining in Guinea  State of the Planet

Guinea’s giant Souapiti dam is displacing and impoverishing thousands - LifeGateGuinea’s giant Souapiti dam is displacing and impoverishing thousands  LifeGate

Guinea-Bissau radios go silent in protest against police raid on Capital FM - The ObserverGuinea-Bissau radios go silent in protest against police raid on Capital FM  The Observer

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea sign cross-border pact - Anadolu AgencyCameroon, Equatorial Guinea sign cross-border pact  Anadolu Agency

Fifa ban Guinea-Bissau FA president over 'mob justice incident' - Goal.comFifa ban Guinea-Bissau FA president over 'mob justice incident'  Goal.com

New Guinea has most diverse plant life on earth - RNZNew Guinea has most diverse plant life on earth  RNZ

Covid and crime: Twin tests for Papua New Guinea - The InterpreterCovid and crime: Twin tests for Papua New Guinea  The Interpreter

Lions are NFL guinea pigs once again after Matthew Stafford's false-positive result - Lions WireLions are NFL guinea pigs once again after Matthew Stafford's false-positive result  Lions Wire

New Guinea is the world's richest island for plants • Earth.com - Earth.comNew Guinea is the world's richest island for plants • Earth.com  Earth.com

Turkish FM pays visit to Equatorial Guinea - Anadolu AgencyTurkish FM pays visit to Equatorial Guinea  Anadolu Agency

Reopening US schools 'makes our kids guinea pigs' - BBC NewsReopening US schools 'makes our kids guinea pigs'  BBC News

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #16, 18 - 24 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #16, 18 - 24 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Cameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - June 2020 - Cameroon - ReliefWebCameroon MCO (Multi Country Operation Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome & Principe) - Factsheet - June 2020 - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

Senegal and Equatorial Guinea set to discuss post-COVID investments in Africa at GABF webinar - African ReviewSenegal and Equatorial Guinea set to discuss post-COVID investments in Africa at GABF webinar  African Review

Coronavirus cases in Papua New Guinea double in days - The GuardianCoronavirus cases in Papua New Guinea double in days  The Guardian

Turkey officially opens embassy in Equatorial Guinea - Anadolu AgencyTurkey officially opens embassy in Equatorial Guinea  Anadolu Agency

America's children: guinea pigs in a petri dish? - times-advocate.comAmerica's children: guinea pigs in a petri dish?  times-advocate.com

Banned Guinea-Bissau FA president weighing up appeal - BBC NewsBanned Guinea-Bissau FA president weighing up appeal  BBC News

ufofana's picture Sierra Leone Embassy in Guinea hosts NPSE exams - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Sierra Leone Embassy in Guinea hosts NPSE exams  Politico Sierra Leone

Guinea reports first polio cases - Outbreak News TodayGuinea reports first polio cases  Outbreak News Today

Germany: 2 men from Guinea hurt in racist assault - WXOW.comGermany: 2 men from Guinea hurt in racist assault  WXOW.com

Australian community ravaged by bushfire shocked by PNG donation of more than $60,000 - ABC NewsAustralian community ravaged by bushfire shocked by PNG donation of more than $60,000  ABC News

UNICEF Equatorial Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9 for the period 25 June - 22 July 2020 - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebUNICEF Equatorial Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9 for the period 25 June - 22 July 2020 - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

Papua New Guinea outbreak spreads beyond capital - Medical XpressPapua New Guinea outbreak spreads beyond capital  Medical Xpress

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #15, 11 - 17 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #15, 11 - 17 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Langila volcano (Papua New Guinea): new eruptions; first since Dec 2018 - VolcanoDiscoveryLangila volcano (Papua New Guinea): new eruptions; first since Dec 2018  VolcanoDiscovery

Their Own Guinea Pigs - GenomeWebTheir Own Guinea Pigs  GenomeWeb

Cairns COVID: Grave concerns for Cairns mine workers in Papua New Guinea - The Cairns PostCairns COVID: Grave concerns for Cairns mine workers in Papua New Guinea  The Cairns Post

Papua New Guinea sounds alarm with WHO as coronavirus cases surge - Al Jazeera EnglishPapua New Guinea sounds alarm with WHO as coronavirus cases surge  Al Jazeera English

UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #14, 04 - 10 July - Guinea-Bissau - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report - #14, 04 - 10 July - Guinea-Bissau  ReliefWeb

Ocean Governance and Maritime Security in The Gulf of Guinea - CIMSECOcean Governance and Maritime Security in The Gulf of Guinea  CIMSEC

Not 129, just 21 Equatorial Guinea returnees infected with novel coronavirus - VnExpress InternationalNot 129, just 21 Equatorial Guinea returnees infected with novel coronavirus  VnExpress International

New Guinea is the island with the greatest plant diversity in the world - ZME ScienceNew Guinea is the island with the greatest plant diversity in the world  ZME Science

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says - gcaptain.comCrew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says  gcaptain.com

Quake hits remote part of Papua New Guinea; no casualties - The Associated PressQuake hits remote part of Papua New Guinea; no casualties  The Associated Press

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership - United States ArmyWisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership  United States Army

FIFA bans Guinea-Bissau official over "mob justice" incident - Minneapolis Star TribuneFIFA bans Guinea-Bissau official over "mob justice" incident  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Girls' and young women's activism and organising in West Africa - Guinea - ReliefWebGirls' and young women's activism and organising in West Africa - Guinea  ReliefWeb

Analysis: is phone data getting cheaper in Papua New Guinea? - businessadvantagepng.comAnalysis: is phone data getting cheaper in Papua New Guinea?  businessadvantagepng.com

Papua New Guinea sides with China on Hong Kong | The Strategist - The StrategistPapua New Guinea sides with China on Hong Kong | The Strategist  The Strategist

Boris Johnson accused of using Whitehall staff as ‘guinea pigs’ amid coronavirus outbreaks - The Week (UK)Boris Johnson accused of using Whitehall staff as ‘guinea pigs’ amid coronavirus outbreaks  The Week (UK)

Perth Mint probe finds no serious misconduct in overseas gold scandal - ABC NewsPerth Mint probe finds no serious misconduct in overseas gold scandal  ABC News

PNG suffers third Covid-19 death - RNZPNG suffers third Covid-19 death  RNZ

Guinea Bissau Broadcaster Radio Capital FM Vandalized - AllAfrica.comGuinea Bissau Broadcaster Radio Capital FM Vandalized  AllAfrica.com

The Last unknown - EurekAlertThe Last unknown  EurekAlert

China's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Plan to use human ‘Guinea pigs’ in South Asia unlikely to succeed - Times NowChina's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Plan to use human ‘Guinea pigs’ in South Asia unlikely to succeed  Times Now

Guinea's RPG Choses Conde to Run for Third Term - Communal NewsGuinea's RPG Choses Conde to Run for Third Term  Communal News

Mystery remains over pilot of crashed plane in Papua New Guinea - Stuff.co.nzMystery remains over pilot of crashed plane in Papua New Guinea  Stuff.co.nz

Suspect in guinea pig hoarding case deemed mentally unfit for trial - KRQE News 13Suspect in guinea pig hoarding case deemed mentally unfit for trial  KRQE News 13

6.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea region - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Honolulu6.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea region - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather  KITV Honolulu

Australia enters new partnership with PNG in virtual summit - The AustralianAustralia enters new partnership with PNG in virtual summit  The Australian

Kids are back in classrooms for summer school — and coronavirus-related problems emerge - The Washington PostKids are back in classrooms for summer school — and coronavirus-related problems emerge  The Washington Post

Global Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency - Down To Earth MagazineGlobal Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency  Down To Earth Magazine

British 2012 Olympic athletes used as guinea pigs for Special Forces 'wonder drug' - Daily MailBritish 2012 Olympic athletes used as guinea pigs for Special Forces 'wonder drug'  Daily Mail

Flashback Gold Coast: Best Gold Coast advertising from 1930 newspaper - Gold Coast BulletinFlashback Gold Coast: Best Gold Coast advertising from 1930 newspaper  Gold Coast Bulletin

It’s National Guinea Pig Day; meet some furry friends - WWLP.comIt’s National Guinea Pig Day; meet some furry friends  WWLP.com

Ok Tedi suspends PNG operations due to COVID-19 - Australian MiningOk Tedi suspends PNG operations due to COVID-19  Australian Mining

Germany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy - Africanews EnglishGermany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy  Africanews English

'Guinea-pigs are being left to breed like rabbits!' - Stamford Mercury'Guinea-pigs are being left to breed like rabbits!'  Stamford Mercury

A Chinese-built airport next door to a key Australia-US naval base? - The InterpreterA Chinese-built airport next door to a key Australia-US naval base?  The Interpreter

SHS Students Being Used As Guinea Pigs - Legal Practitioner - GH GossipSHS Students Being Used As Guinea Pigs - Legal Practitioner  GH Gossip

Invasive worm spotted in San Antonio area could carry rat lungworm parasite - KSAT San AntonioInvasive worm spotted in San Antonio area could carry rat lungworm parasite  KSAT San Antonio

Transfer Rumours: Crystal Palace to miss out on QPR's Eze - Goal.comTransfer Rumours: Crystal Palace to miss out on QPR's Eze  Goal.com

Victims of Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea Seek Justice - Human Rights WatchVictims of Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea Seek Justice  Human Rights Watch

PNG-Australia relations back on track - POST-COURIERPNG-Australia relations back on track  POST-COURIER

IMF Executive Board Approves US$148 Million Disbursement to Guinea to address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves US$148 Million Disbursement to Guinea to address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Guinea's President Condé postpones controversial referendum - BBC NewsGuinea's President Condé postpones controversial referendum  BBC News

Guinea Confronts Third Termism - Council on Foreign RelationsGuinea Confronts Third Termism  Council on Foreign Relations

Guinea: Respecting Rights Key Amid Covid-19 - Human Rights WatchGuinea: Respecting Rights Key Amid Covid-19  Human Rights Watch

PM Morrison to meet with PNG's Marape - The Canberra TimesPM Morrison to meet with PNG's Marape  The Canberra Times

‘Citizen science’: DIY vaccine’s developers are their own COVID guinea pigs - The New Daily‘Citizen science’: DIY vaccine’s developers are their own COVID guinea pigs  The New Daily

Schools in one Mississippi town just reopened – guess what happened next - BGRSchools in one Mississippi town just reopened – guess what happened next  BGR

Guinea reports first confirmed COVID-19 case - Anadolu AgencyGuinea reports first confirmed COVID-19 case  Anadolu Agency

Guinea- Bissau : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and the Anti-Corruption Framework: Next Steps - International Monetary FundGuinea- Bissau : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Governance and the Anti-Corruption Framework: Next Steps  International Monetary Fund

Guinea: Violence During Referendum - Human Rights WatchGuinea: Violence During Referendum  Human Rights Watch

Guinea voters back controversial constitution changes - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea voters back controversial constitution changes  Al Jazeera English

Guinea: Fear of Further Crackdown as Constitutional Poll Nears - Human Rights WatchGuinea: Fear of Further Crackdown as Constitutional Poll Nears  Human Rights Watch

PNG Air Operating Under New COVID-19 Travel Measures - Papua New Guinea TodayPNG Air Operating Under New COVID-19 Travel Measures  Papua New Guinea Today

Guinea holds controversial referendum marred by violence, boycott - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea holds controversial referendum marred by violence, boycott  Al Jazeera English

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

Mory Kante, Guinea music star and 'baobab of culture', dies at 70 - Al Jazeera EnglishMory Kante, Guinea music star and 'baobab of culture', dies at 70  Al Jazeera English

Guinea protests: One dead in anti-government demonstration - Aljazeera.comGuinea protests: One dead in anti-government demonstration  Aljazeera.com

MSF supports the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic response in Guinea - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalMSF supports the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic response in Guinea  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Guinea police open fire on people protesting against lockdown - Aljazeera.comGuinea police open fire on people protesting against lockdown  Aljazeera.com