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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IMF urges stronger PFM for Guinea - Public Finance International

IMF urges stronger PFM for Guinea
Public Finance International
Following discussions with local authorities, Giorgia Albertin, IMF mission chief for Guinea, said mobilising tax revenues and gradually reducing electricity subsidies would create the fiscal space to increase public investment in infrastructure ...



New phase of Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program strengthens collaboration - POST-COURIER

POST-COURIER

New phase of Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program strengthens collaboration
POST-COURIER
The next phase of CPP will focus on enhanced collaboration to improve service delivery, build community resilience and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches and its members. Through CPP Australia supports ...



Ophir Energy Signs Exploration Contract for New Equatorial Guinea ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Ophir Energy Signs Exploration Contract for New Equatorial Guinea ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
London-listed Ophir Energy enters its second oil and gas block in Equatorial Guinea in partnership with GEPetrol. Block EG-24 is situated offshore Rio Muni to ...

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Guinea falls short of its expectations - The Hindu

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Guinea falls short of its expectations
The Hindu
As the final whistle blew, all the Guinea players slumped to the ground exhausted. They had given their best but still couldn't beat Germany and it ended Guinea's dreams of qualifying for the knock out phase of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The tiny ...
Germany enter knockouts with hard-fought win over GuineaESPN
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Guinea gone for now, promise plenty in the futureHindustan Times
Germany beat Guinea 3-1, face Colombia in Round of 16Press Trust of India
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'Prosperity diseases' the next health challenge for Papua New Guinea - EMTV Online

EMTV Online

'Prosperity diseases' the next health challenge for Papua New Guinea
EMTV Online
The next health care challenge for Papua New Guinea authorities is the afflictions of modern society, says Dr Myles Neri, Group Medical Director of International SOS. These include heart disease, stroke and cancer. International SOS's Myles Neri Source ...



IMF Reaches Staff-level Agreement with Guinea - International Monetary Fund (blog)

IMF Reaches Staff-level Agreement with Guinea
International Monetary Fund (blog)
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this ...

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World Bank forecasts continued challenges for Papua New Guinea economy - EMTV Online

EMTV Online

World Bank forecasts continued challenges for Papua New Guinea economy
EMTV Online
The Papua New Guinea economy is unlikely to rebound strongly before 2020, according to a report by the World Bank. It forecasts steady, but unspectacular, growth. Sectoral contribution to PNG real GDP. Source: World Bank. The World Bank's forecasts GDP ...
UPNG medical school gets an upgraded dental clinicPOST-COURIER
EU injected over K2.6bnLoop PNG

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Neville Hayes: I left my heart in Papua New Guinea - EMTV Online

Neville Hayes: I left my heart in Papua New Guinea
EMTV Online
When he was about three years old in 1970, Neville Hayes arrived in pre-independence Papua New Guinea with his parents Cleve and Margaret. He spent most of his early years in Lae where his dad, worked for Air Niugini and Ansett. His mom worked in ...



Stellar Diamonds soars on $1.25 million-sale of Guinea assets ... - MINING.com

MINING.com

Stellar Diamonds soars on $1.25 million-sale of Guinea assets ...
MINING.com
Deal allows the Stellar to focus on its bigger Tongo-Tonguma project in Sierra Leone, which would be the country's second largest diamond mine ever.
Stellar agrees to sell Guinea assets for $1.25m - Mining WeeklyCreamer Media's Mining Weekly

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Ophir lands another Equatorial Guinea offshore block | Upstream - Upstream Online

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Ophir lands another Equatorial Guinea offshore block | Upstream
Upstream Online
London-listed player inks a PSC for Block EG-24, one of the areas marketed during the 2016 licensing round in the country.
Ophir inks new Equatorial Guinea PSC - OE DigitalOE Digital
Ophir Energy signs second exploration contract for Equatorial ...Oil Review Africa

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