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
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United Nations News Centre - Security Council extends mandate of ...
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The United Nations Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as ...
Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Integrated ...ReliefWeb

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Papua New Guinea loses UN vote over unpaid annual contributions - ABC Online

ABC Online

Papua New Guinea loses UN vote over unpaid annual contributions
ABC Online
Papua New Guinea has lost its vote in the United Nations General Assembly because it failed to pay its annual contributions. Key points: UN announcement highlights recent problems with the PNG Government's payment of bills; Comes after state-owned ...
Fishing Papua New Guinea With Sportfishing PNGBDOutdoors On The Wire

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Hundreds of protesters demand departure of Guinea Bissau president - Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)

Hundreds of protesters demand departure of Guinea Bissau president
Citizen TV (press release)
Hundreds of protesters demand departure of Guinea Bissau president Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.

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Protests over teachers' strike turn deadly in Guinea - Aljazeera.com

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Protests over teachers' strike turn deadly in Guinea
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At least five people have been killed in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in protests sparked by a teachers' strike, according to the government, reviving labour tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths. Guinea's main ...
Schools reopening in Guinea after 3-week strike, violenceNews24
Five killed in Guinea as police clampdown on student protests over teacher strikesHindustan Times
2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unionsHawaii News Now

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Guinea raises bauxite target to 60Mt by 2020 - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Guinea raises bauxite target to 60Mt by 2020
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
CONAKRY Guinea aims to more than treble bauxite production to 60-million tonnes by 2020, investing heavily to meet strong demand for the raw material from China, its mines minister said on Wednesday. The West African naion has about a third of the ...

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King Mohammed VI Arrives in Conakry for Working, Friendship Visit to Guinea - Morocco World News

Morocco World News

King Mohammed VI Arrives in Conakry for Working, Friendship Visit to Guinea
Morocco World News
King Mohammed VI was subsequently greeted by senior officers of the Guinean Armed Forces, the Presidents of the institutions of the Republic of Guinea, the High Representative of the Head of State, members of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the ...

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This man transformed one of London's worst pubs and now he has taken over a Tunbridge Wells boozer - Kent Live

Kent Live

This man transformed one of London's worst pubs and now he has taken over a Tunbridge Wells boozer
Kent Live
Mr Mallen, whose latest venture was The Horse and Groom in Wilmington, which had been boarded up for a few years but was recently voted in the top ten best Kent pubs to eat in, said he wanted to make The Guinea a "good pub which sells good food".

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Exeter couple reunited with their guinea pigs after Riverside evacuation - Exeter Express and Echo

Exeter couple reunited with their guinea pigs after Riverside evacuation
Exeter Express and Echo
An Exeter couple were reunited with their guinea pigs after a brief evacuation from Riverside Leisure Centre. The couple, who live next door to the centre, were one of a number of properties that were evacuated on Tuesday evening, as well as the arena.

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Parliament probes UPDF deployment in Equatorial Guinea - New Vision

New Vision

Parliament probes UPDF deployment in Equatorial Guinea
New Vision
Parliament is probing the circumstances under which the Uganda government has sent UPDF troops to Equatorial Guinea. The state minister for defence Col. Charles Okello Engora has confirmed that the Uganda government has sent troops to troubled ...



Papua New Guinea protesters angry about unpaid royalties picket ... - ABC Online

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Papua New Guinea protesters angry about unpaid royalties picket ...
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Protesters picket outside an LNG plant near Port Moresby as Papua New Guinea's government withholds long overdue royalties.
Port Moresby water supply dangerously low after dam closure ...Radio New Zealand

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