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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George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader' - BBC News

BBC News

George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'
BBC News
Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in 2004, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow the country's government. He said he had warned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, ...
'Soros wanted to topple E Guinea leader,' UK mercenary tells Paris ...News24

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Reactivating the Lost Revolutionary Films of Guinea-Bissau - Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Reactivating the Lost Revolutionary Films of Guinea-Bissau
Hyperallergic
This ingrained potential of cinema to educate and mobilize animates Spell Reel, the debut feature film by Filipa César, now playing at the Museum of Modern Art. The Portuguese artist documents the digitization of revolutionary films from Guinea-Bissau, ...



Why is Papua New Guinea's election being ignored? - ABC Online

ABC Online

Why is Papua New Guinea's election being ignored?
ABC Online
The average Australian is more likely to know what the US President had for breakfast than the current Prime Minister of our nearest neighbour. But with over 800 languages and cultures, Papua New Guinea offers a complex and fascinating society on our ...
Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes keyThe Seattle Times
Papua New Guinea election officials in police custodyNewstalk ZB
PNG election: Port Moresby official arrested hours after voting suspended in capitalNZCity
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Papua New Guinea Membership Set to Reach 300000 Before Yearend - Adventist Review

Adventist Review

Papua New Guinea Membership Set to Reach 300000 Before Yearend
Adventist Review
If current growth trends continue, Adventist membership in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will reach 300,000 before the end of 2017. And, thanks largely to PNG, membership across the South Pacific Division (SPD) is likely to hit the half million mark.



Gamato: New Guinea Islands polling update - POST-COURIER

POST-COURIER

Gamato: New Guinea Islands polling update
POST-COURIER
Polling commenced for New Ireland on Monday 26th and it is also progressing well despite some electoral roll complaints. For the Autonomous region of Bougainville polling for North Bougainville commenced on Monday, while polling for Central and South ...



Abdoul Camara: French club Guingamp sign Guinea international ... - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Abdoul Camara: French club Guingamp sign Guinea international ...
BBC Sport
Guinea international Abdoul Camara joins French side Guingamp on a two-year deal, a day after parting company with English club Derby County.

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A neural network named these 9 guinea pigs - Technical.ly Philly

Technical.ly Philly

A neural network named these 9 guinea pigs
Technical.ly Philly
“We were trying to think up cute, appealing, eye-catching names for nine adorable guinea pigs someone surrendered last week, when I happened to see this thread between Chuck Wendig and Eric Geller about an AI naming guinea pigs for Portland Guinea ...



Marathon Election Starts in Papua New Guinea - Voice of America

Voice of America

Marathon Election Starts in Papua New Guinea
Voice of America
Voting has begun in Papua New Guinea's marathon national elections as the Prime Minister faces an arrest warrant for corruption. Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress won the last poll in 2012, but critics are accusing him of “burying” the economy ...
Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertaintyReuters
Papua New Guinea Vote Amid PM Facing Corruption WarrantteleSUR English
Voting begins in Papua New GuineaSky News Australia
Deutsche Welle -EMTV Online
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Wait goes on for Fatala-1 well off Guinea | Upstream - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Wait goes on for Fatala-1 well off Guinea | Upstream
Upstream Online
US operator Hyperdynamics and partner SAPetro give new timeframe for drilling off delayed wildcat.

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Equatorial Guinea VP on trial over mansions and Bugattis - CNN.com - CNN

CNN

Equatorial Guinea VP on trial over mansions and Bugattis - CNN.com
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Paris (CNN) The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens ...

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