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’s president wins third term amid widespread protests - The Guardian
  1. Guinea’s president wins third term amid widespread protests  The Guardian
  2. UN condemns post-election violence in Guinea  Anadolu Agency
  3. Guinea president wins election with 59.5% of vote  WION
  4. Guinea President Alpha Condé wins re-election with 59.5% of vote  FRANCE 24 English
  5. Guinea electoral body says Alpha Conde won third term in office  Al Jazeera English
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Guinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results - Voice of AmericaGuinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results  Voice of America

Africa in the news: Guinea, Sudan, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Guinea, Sudan, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire updates  Brookings Institution

Guinea's opposition leader claims election victory - The Associated PressGuinea's opposition leader claims election victory  The Associated Press

Guinea elections: The 82-year-old seeking six more years - BBC NewsGuinea elections: The 82-year-old seeking six more years  BBC News

Vote Counting Underway in Guinea Presidential Election - Voice of AmericaVote Counting Underway in Guinea Presidential Election  Voice of America

Guineans set to vote in tense presidential election - Al Jazeera EnglishGuineans set to vote in tense presidential election  Al Jazeera English

UN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea - UN NewsUN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea  UN News

Conde Seeks Controversial Third Term in Guinea Elections - Voice of AmericaConde Seeks Controversial Third Term in Guinea Elections  Voice of America

Guinea: Steer clear of campaign hate speech, top UN officials warn - UN NewsGuinea: Steer clear of campaign hate speech, top UN officials warn  UN News

‘Brazilians won’t be guinea pigs’ — Jair Bolsonaro backtracks on Chinese vaccine deal - ThePrint‘Brazilians won’t be guinea pigs’ — Jair Bolsonaro backtracks on Chinese vaccine deal  ThePrint

Guinea-Bissau President Says Nation a ‘Banana Republic’ No More - BloombergQuintGuinea-Bissau President Says Nation a ‘Banana Republic’ No More  BloombergQuint

Guinea president wins election with 59.5% of vote: full preliminary results - Cape Breton PostGuinea president wins election with 59.5% of vote: full preliminary results  Cape Breton Post

UN chief calls for calm in Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN chief calls for calm in Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

'40% increase in kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea' - Anadolu Agency'40% increase in kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea'  Anadolu Agency

Two West African presidents are out of terms. They’re running again, anyway. - The Washington PostTwo West African presidents are out of terms. They’re running again, anyway.  The Washington Post

Guinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence - Human Rights WatchGuinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence  Human Rights Watch

Financial closing for 82 MW of PV in Guinea - pv magazine InternationalFinancial closing for 82 MW of PV in Guinea  pv magazine International

Guinea: Stadium massacre victims await justice - Amnesty InternationalGuinea: Stadium massacre victims await justice  Amnesty International

Guinea presidential election: We won and have the receipts to prove it - African ArgumentsGuinea presidential election: We won and have the receipts to prove it  African Arguments

Economist Shakes Up Guinea’s Male-Dominated Leadership Race - BloombergEconomist Shakes Up Guinea’s Male-Dominated Leadership Race  Bloomberg

Sierra Leone's fibre link to Guinea is completed - Developing TelecomsSierra Leone's fibre link to Guinea is completed  Developing Telecoms

Timeline: A year of bloody protests in Guinea - Al Jazeera EnglishTimeline: A year of bloody protests in Guinea  Al Jazeera English

UK urges peaceful presidential elections in Guinea - Anadolu AgencyUK urges peaceful presidential elections in Guinea  Anadolu Agency

Republic of Guinea: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the presidential election on 18 October 2020 - EU NewsRepublic of Guinea: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the presidential election on 18 October 2020  EU News

Eye on Africa - Tensions mount in Guinea ahead of final election results - FRANCE 24Eye on Africa - Tensions mount in Guinea ahead of final election results  FRANCE 24

We're all guinea pigs for Tesla's latest self-driving tech - AxiosWe're all guinea pigs for Tesla's latest self-driving tech  Axios

Guinea elections: Alpha Condé takes on Cellou Dalein Diallo again - BBC NewsGuinea elections: Alpha Condé takes on Cellou Dalein Diallo again  BBC News

Guinea’s Conde Secures Third Term in Vote Marred By Violence - BloombergGuinea’s Conde Secures Third Term in Vote Marred By Violence  Bloomberg

Guinea opposition condemns 90 protest deaths ahead of polls - Al Jazeera EnglishGuinea opposition condemns 90 protest deaths ahead of polls  Al Jazeera English

Guinea: At least 50 people killed with impunity during protests in less than a year - Amnesty InternationalGuinea: At least 50 people killed with impunity during protests in less than a year  Amnesty International

Misery of the Covid-19 long-haulers: ‘We’re all guinea pigs, we don’t know what’s around the corner’ - Telegraph.co.ukMisery of the Covid-19 long-haulers: ‘We’re all guinea pigs, we don’t know what’s around the corner’  Telegraph.co.uk

Equatorial Guinea announces release of 5 kidnapped - Anadolu AgencyEquatorial Guinea announces release of 5 kidnapped  Anadolu Agency

Open letter on Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea: Africa needs new leaders - The Africa ReportOpen letter on Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea: Africa needs new leaders  The Africa Report

UK statement ahead of the Presidential Elections in Guinea on 18 October 2020. - GOV.UKUK statement ahead of the Presidential Elections in Guinea on 18 October 2020.  GOV.UK

Diminutive musician trolled for relationship with ‘African Kim Kardashian’ to run for president of Guinea - Times NowDiminutive musician trolled for relationship with ‘African Kim Kardashian’ to run for president of Guinea  Times Now

Africa in the news: Upcoming election in Guinea, debt suspension extension, and protests in Nigeria and Namibia - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Upcoming election in Guinea, debt suspension extension, and protests in Nigeria and Namibia  Brookings Institution

Guinea's electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote. - 9&10 NewsGuinea's electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.  9&10 News

Guinea 'closes border' with neighbours ahead of polls - cgtn.comGuinea 'closes border' with neighbours ahead of polls  cgtn.com

Cabinet approves MoU between ICAI and CPA, Papua New Guinea - taxscan.inCabinet approves MoU between ICAI and CPA, Papua New Guinea  taxscan.in

LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea - Splash 247LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea  Splash 247

Guinea Ex-Premier Claims Election Win Before Official Results - BloombergGuinea Ex-Premier Claims Election Win Before Official Results  Bloomberg

Second Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours - The Maritime ExecutiveSecond Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours  The Maritime Executive

Rio Tinto: Mining giant accused of poisoning rivers in Papua New Guinea - BBC NewsRio Tinto: Mining giant accused of poisoning rivers in Papua New Guinea  BBC News

Alpha Conde re-elected president of Guinea, provisional results show - CGTNAlpha Conde re-elected president of Guinea, provisional results show  CGTN

Missing Vessel Feared Hijacked in Gulf of Guinea Found, Crew Safe - The Maritime ExecutiveMissing Vessel Feared Hijacked in Gulf of Guinea Found, Crew Safe  The Maritime Executive

Premier League: Liverpools Naby Keita contracts coronavirus with Guinea squad, claims report - FirstpostPremier League: Liverpools Naby Keita contracts coronavirus with Guinea squad, claims report  Firstpost

Guinea president re-elected in landslide - canberratimes.com.auGuinea president re-elected in landslide  canberratimes.com.au

Provisional results show Alpha Conde re-elected president of Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaProvisional results show Alpha Conde re-elected president of Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Plan for largest mine in Papua New Guinea history 'appears to disregard human rights', UN says - The GuardianPlan for largest mine in Papua New Guinea history 'appears to disregard human rights', UN says  The Guardian

Condemning Post-Election Violence in Guinea, Secretary-General Urges All Sides to Await Official Results from Electoral Commission - Guinea - ReliefWebCondemning Post-Election Violence in Guinea, Secretary-General Urges All Sides to Await Official Results from Electoral Commission - Guinea  ReliefWeb

Top PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin - Sydney Morning HeraldTop PNG official named in Senate as demanding payment from Paladin  Sydney Morning Herald

Manchester’s residents are fed up with being used as guinea pigs - Financial TimesManchester’s residents are fed up with being used as guinea pigs  Financial Times

Guinea elections: Violence grips West African nation amid prez poll - WIONGuinea elections: Violence grips West African nation amid prez poll  WION

Alert: Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote. - The Wilton BulletinAlert: Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.  The Wilton Bulletin

Turning dung into gold - Guinea - ReliefWebTurning dung into gold - Guinea  ReliefWeb

MIGA considering support for Guinea's Nimba mining project in UNESCO heritage site - Bretton Woods ObserverMIGA considering support for Guinea's Nimba mining project in UNESCO heritage site  Bretton Woods Observer

Robinsons look back on service in Papua New Guinea - Scottsbluff Star HeraldRobinsons look back on service in Papua New Guinea  Scottsbluff Star Herald

China, Equatorial Guinea vow to bring bilateral ties to new heights - CGTNChina, Equatorial Guinea vow to bring bilateral ties to new heights  CGTN

Bunkering vessel reportedly attacked in the Gulf Guinea - Splash247 - Splash 247Bunkering vessel reportedly attacked in the Gulf Guinea - Splash247  Splash 247

Gambia’s friendly with Guinea called off amid coronavirus alarm - Goal.comGambia’s friendly with Guinea called off amid coronavirus alarm  Goal.com

How Australian Aid Is Helping Papua New Guinea Address Infectious Diseases Like Polio - Global CitizenHow Australian Aid Is Helping Papua New Guinea Address Infectious Diseases Like Polio  Global Citizen

LNG tanker attacked, boarded, 2 people kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea UPDATES - Maritime BulletinLNG tanker attacked, boarded, 2 people kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea UPDATES  Maritime Bulletin

Revealed: No 10 explores sending asylum seekers to Moldova, Morocco and Papua New Guinea - The GuardianRevealed: No 10 explores sending asylum seekers to Moldova, Morocco and Papua New Guinea  The Guardian

Kidnappings by pirates up 40% in Gulf of Guinea: IMB - ReutersKidnappings by pirates up 40% in Gulf of Guinea: IMB  Reuters

Ever wanted a Guinea Fowl as a pet? Here’s your chance - Tampa Bay TimesEver wanted a Guinea Fowl as a pet? Here’s your chance  Tampa Bay Times

Papua New Guinea reports 10 more Covid-19 cases - RNZPapua New Guinea reports 10 more Covid-19 cases  RNZ

Owner pleads for dog's life after guinea pig killed - New Zealand HeraldOwner pleads for dog's life after guinea pig killed  New Zealand Herald

Owner pleads for pet husky's life after guinea pig dies - Otago Daily TimesOwner pleads for pet husky's life after guinea pig dies  Otago Daily Times

UNICEF Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report No. 16: 3 September to 7 October 2020 - Guinea - ReliefWebUNICEF Guinea COVID-19 Situation Report No. 16: 3 September to 7 October 2020 - Guinea  ReliefWeb

Guinea's National Day - Mirage NewsGuinea's National Day  Mirage News

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

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

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$23.5 Million Disbursement for Guinea - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$23.5 Million Disbursement for Guinea  International Monetary Fund

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

Guinea presidential election: Alpha Conde again? - DW (English)Guinea presidential election: Alpha Conde again?  DW (English)

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

Guinea: Alpha Condé officially running for a third presidential term - The Africa ReportGuinea: Alpha Condé officially running for a third presidential term  The Africa Report

Government resigns in Equatorial Guinea - Anadolu AgencyGovernment resigns in Equatorial Guinea  Anadolu Agency

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms - UN NewsPolitical crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms  UN News

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

Guinea-Bissau: WHO strengthens expertise to fight COVID-19 - World Health OrganizationGuinea-Bissau: WHO strengthens expertise to fight COVID-19  World Health Organization

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term - Aljazeera.comGuinea’s President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term  Aljazeera.com

Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak - ReutersGuinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak  Reuters

Guinea Constitutional Council clears President Conde's third term bid - ReutersGuinea Constitutional Council clears President Conde's third term bid  Reuters

Elderly Guinea president confirms third term bid, vows to represent young people - ReutersElderly Guinea president confirms third term bid, vows to represent young people  Reuters

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

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

Papua New Guinea : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea - International Monetary FundPapua New Guinea : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea  International Monetary Fund

African music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea - ReutersAfrican music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea  Reuters

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

Human rights breaches in Guinea Conakry and Madagascar | News - EU NewsHuman rights breaches in Guinea Conakry and Madagascar | News  EU News

In Guinea, strong support for longer presidential term - Anadolu AgencyIn Guinea, strong support for longer presidential term  Anadolu Agency

Mining Comparative Guide - Energy and Natural Resources - Guinea - Mondaq News AlertsMining Comparative Guide - Energy and Natural Resources - Guinea  Mondaq News Alerts

Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyCuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

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

All you need to know about Guinea's contested polls - Al Jazeera EnglishAll you need to know about Guinea's contested polls  Al Jazeera English

Guinea to go to polls on March 22 - Anadolu AgencyGuinea to go to polls on March 22  Anadolu Agency

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau - Modern DiplomacyPolitical crisis in Guinea-Bissau  Modern Diplomacy