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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Australia Rules That Sending Refugees to Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea is Legal - TIME

TIME

Australia Rules That Sending Refugees to Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea is Legal
TIME
(SYDNEY) Australia's highest court ruled on Thursday that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid, despite Papua New Guinea's court ruling the practice ...
Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rulesThe Sydney Morning Herald
High court upholds Australia's right to send asylum seekers to Papua New GuineaThe Guardian
Australia's highest court says policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is validWashington Post

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Guinea out to cause a shock in India - FIFA.com

FIFA.com

Guinea out to cause a shock in India
FIFA.com
The Ebola virus struck Guinea hard between 2014 and 2016, claiming the lives of 2,543 people and sending thousands others to hospital. During that time the country's clubs and national team were forced to play their home games far away, only returning ...



Guinea Bissau pledges to ratify African Court protocol - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Guinea Bissau pledges to ratify African Court protocol
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
By CORRESPONDENT, BISSAU, Guinea Bissau, Aug 16 Guinea Bissau President Jos Mrio Vazhas has pledged to ratify the protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) very soon. My commitment is to guarantee ...
Guinea Bissau Set to Consent to African Court ProtocolNews Ghana
Guinea Bissau: President of Republic of Guinea Bissau Pledges to Ratify African Court ProtocolAllAfrica.com

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China's Chalco plans $500 mln investment in Guinea bauxite project - Reuters

China's Chalco plans $500 mln investment in Guinea bauxite project
Reuters
CONAKRY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Aluminium Corp of China (Chalco) plans to invest $500 million in a project to produce bauxite, used to make aluminium, in Guinea starting next year, the mines ministry said. The deal comes after a trip by the Guinean mines ...

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QPR striker Idrissa Sylla called up for Guinea World Cup qualifiers - Kawowo Sports

QPR striker Idrissa Sylla called up for Guinea World Cup qualifiers
Kawowo Sports
QPR striker Idrissa Sylla has been called up to the Guinea national team ahead of their World Cup qualifier matches against Libya. Idrissa Sylla. Sylla has been ...

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Stellar Diamonds extends sale of Guinea assets, refinances loan - MINING.com

MINING.com

Stellar Diamonds extends sale of Guinea assets, refinances loan
MINING.com
... completed, except for completion of the audit of one of Stellar's Guinean subsidiaries and tax filings being completed for all three branches being disposed of Ressources Tassilimiman Baoule, Ressources Mandala Guinea and West African Diamonds.



'A whole village in Guinea': RB Leipzig's Rangnick criticises Naby Keta's entourage - The Guardian

The Guardian

'A whole village in Guinea': RB Leipzig's Rangnick criticises Naby Keta's entourage
The Guardian
RB Leipzig's sporting director, Ralf Rangnick, has criticised Naby Keta's entourage and claimed the midfielder has had his head turned by a whole village in Guinea. Keta has been the subject of two failed bids from Liverpool, with the latest a ...
Naby Keita urged to exit RB Leipzig by entourage, says Ralf RangnickSkySports
Ralf Rangnick Blames A Village in Guinea for Turning Naby Keta's HeadThe Liverpool Offside
Demands RB Leipzig chief Rangnick 'apologise to Guinea' after rant over Liverpool target KeitaTribal Football
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The Thing About Guinea - lareviewofbooks

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The Thing About Guinea
lareviewofbooks
OVER THE LAST four decades, the people of West Africa have suffered through a series of catastrophic civil wars that have erupted in Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Though each has risen from specific grievances ...



Crater Gold Mining's raising to re-invigorate gold strategy in Papua New Guinea - Proactive Investors Australia

Proactive Investors Australia

Crater Gold Mining's raising to re-invigorate gold strategy in Papua New Guinea
Proactive Investors Australia
Crater Gold Mining Ltd (ASX:CGN) is raising up to $15 million from its renounceable rights issue priced at $0.01 to fund a re-invigorated strategic plan in Papua New Guinea. The closing date of the offer has been extended by a week to the 28th August ...

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In first, Senegal and Guinea send ambassadors to Israel | Jewish ... - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

In first, Senegal and Guinea send ambassadors to Israel | Jewish ...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
President Macky Sall of Senegal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Monrovia, Liberia, June 4, 2017. (Kobi Gideon/Israeli Government ...

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