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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As bibliomania hits Guinea, book lovers seize rare chance - News24

News24

As bibliomania hits Guinea, book lovers seize rare chance
News24
Conakry - As Conakry's year as World Book Capital gets under way, book lovers in Guinea are seizing a rare opportunity to instill a lifelong appreciation for the written word in a nation where most people are illiterate. The ramshackle west African ...



Nearly 100 guinea pigs arrive at local animal shelters | KING5.com - KING5.com

KING5.com

Nearly 100 guinea pigs arrive at local animal shelters | KING5.com
KING5.com
Animal shelters across the Northwest have a sudden influx of guinea pigs thanks to the Blue Mountain Humane Society in Walla Walla, which recently rescued ...

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Riots Hit Major Bauxite Mining Hub in Guinea - U.S. News & World Report

Riots Hit Major Bauxite Mining Hub in Guinea
U.S. News & World Report
CONAKRY (Reuters) - Riots have paralyzed a major bauxite mining hub in Guinea, Africa's top producer, as residents erected barricades and burned tires to protest against high pollution levels and power cuts, government and company officials said on ...

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Over 100 guinea pigs up for adoption after couple dumps them in ... - KOMO News

KOMO News

Over 100 guinea pigs up for adoption after couple dumps them in ...
KOMO News
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - An Eastern Washington humane society is looking for people willing to adopt a guinea pig after a couple dumped 100 of the furry little ...
Small town Payette targeted with several acts of arson, vandalism ...KBOI-TV

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ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau amid political impasse - Reuters

Reuters

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau amid political impasse
Reuters
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz. BISSAU West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday it was ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking the implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.
ECOWAS threatens politically-tensed Guinea-Bissau with sanctionsTVC News

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Guinea city named World Book Capital - Daily Nation

Guinea city named World Book Capital
Daily Nation
A person walks past posters promoting the "Conakry - 2017 World book capital" event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Conakry on April 23, 2017. PHOTO | AFP ...



Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial ... - Reuters

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial ...
Reuters
A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for ...

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'Haifa residents are not guinea pigs' - Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva

'Haifa residents are not guinea pigs'
Arutz Sheva
"We will not turn Israeli civilians, and residents of Haifa and the area around it, into guinea pigs." On Tuesday, opposition MK Yael Cohen-Paran (Zionist Union) on Twitter compared the Haifa ammonia tanks to Nazi gas chambers. Responses varied from ...

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Plane from Equatorial Guinea at Rochester airport - Post-Bulletin (blog)

Post-Bulletin (blog)

Plane from Equatorial Guinea at Rochester airport
Post-Bulletin (blog)
Here's a tip for those airplane watchers who track the large international flights into the Rochester International Airport. A Ceiba Intercontinental Boeing 777 from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea landed in Rochester today and remains parked on the ...



Equatorial Guinea President visits - New Vision

New Vision

Equatorial Guinea President visits
New Vision
The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) training team is currently deployed in Equatorial Guinea. Obiang, who has been invited by Museveni, will arrive at Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Obiang's visit also signifies the solid ...