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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RSPCA investigates the dumping of 60 guinea pigs near Mandurah - WAtoday

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RSPCA investigates the dumping of 60 guinea pigs near Mandurah
WAtoday
RSPCA are investigating the dumping of 60 guinea pigs in Mandurah.

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Guinea Grass teen missing - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Guinea Grass teen missing
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Irma Lopez, 31, of Guinea Grass Village, Orange Walk District reported that on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at about 7:00 p.m., her daughter Briannie Bull ran away from home. Bull is 13 years old. Scotiabank. She is of brown complexion ...



African Development Bank to lend $100 mln to Guinea bauxite mine - Reuters Africa

Reuters Africa

African Development Bank to lend $100 mln to Guinea bauxite mine
Reuters Africa
Guinea has about a third of the world's bauxite reserves, which are refined and smelted to make aluminium. But annual production has lingered below 20 million tonnes for years, largely due to political instability. Operations at mines around Boke have ...

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Papua New Guinea gets its largest-ever conservation area - Mongabay.com

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Papua New Guinea gets its largest-ever conservation area
Mongabay.com
Papua New Guinea has been granted its largest-ever conservation area, a 3,600-square kilometer (1,390-square mile) protected area of rainforest in the country's southeast that stretches from near the ocean up into the mountains. Called Managalas ...



Rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins discovered in Papua New Guinea river system - ABC Online

ABC Online

Rare Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins discovered in Papua New Guinea river system
ABC Online
Scientists have discovered two rare species of dolphins in a remote Papua New Guinea river system. Researchers from James Cook University and the University of Papua New Guinea found Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins living in the Kikori Delta ...

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Guinea is not a pig or a fowl, rather a country about to take-off - How we made it in Africa

How we made it in Africa

Guinea is not a pig or a fowl, rather a country about to take-off
How we made it in Africa
Make no mistake: Guinea is still one of the poorest countries in the world. But its recent efforts to promote economic growth by boosting output in the mining and agriculture sectors, and by encouraging good economic governance make it a poster example ...

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Guinea's president visits Sahaba Mosque in Sharm ElSheikh - Egypttoday (blog)

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Guinea's president visits Sahaba Mosque in Sharm ElSheikh
Egypttoday (blog)
Al-TUR, Egypt - 9 December 2017: President of Guinea Alpha Conde visited Saturday Sahaba Mosque in Sharm El Sheikh in South Sinai. Conde praised the Islamic architectural style of the mosque, which is located in Old Market area. The African leader's ...



Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Explorer Benedict Allen who went missing in Papua New Guinea due to arrive in King's Lynn in January. PUBLISHED: 15:56 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:56 08 December 2017. Taz Ali. Benedict Allen. Picture: Martin Hartley/Jo Sarsby Personal Management ...



SMB-Winning consortium to invest $3bn into construction in Guinea - Mining Global

Mining Global

SMB-Winning consortium to invest $3bn into construction in Guinea
Mining Global
The SMB-Winning consortium has announced its plans to build an alumina (aluminium oxide) refinery in Dapilon, Guinea, along with a railway running through Boffa. The total cost of the project will be an investment of US$3bn (GNF27trn), with a ...

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Odoh Covets Equatorial Guinea Open Treble - THISDAY Newspapers

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Odoh Covets Equatorial Guinea Open Treble
THISDAY Newspapers
The South Africa-based player said he would try and get himself in proper condition for the Equatorial Guinea challenge by holding his final preparation at Lakowe Lakes Golf Club, Lagos over three days, begining from Friday. Odoh said he considered ...