Guinea

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INFORMATION

Capital: Conakry

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Alpha Condé

Economy:

  • Poor country that possesses major mineral deposits, hydropower, and agricultural resources.
  • The country has almost half of the world’s bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves.

Population: 12,413,867 (2017)

Land Size: 245,857 sq km (94,926 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Peuhl: 40%
  • Malinke: 30%
  • Soussou: 20%
  • Smaller ethnic groups: 10%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 85%
  • Christian: 8%
  • Indigenous beliefs: 7%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Maninka
  • Fuuta Jalon
  • Susa

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Jun 20, 2018: As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April.
  • Mon - Jun 18, 2018: Best African XI - CM - Naby Keita - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [FirstTouch] The 2017/18 season was as entertaining as any. Our African players took the European leagues by storm once more as they were taught by the legends who left a mark in these leagues as early as the 1970s. Most definitely, Mo Salah has been the talk of the town for his remarkable contribution to his club, Liverpool both in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. In this piece, we are looking at the best African players to have played this season by each position and see who deserves to rub s
  • Wed - Jun 13, 2018: President Alpha Conde Visits Ghana - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Ghana Govt.] The President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has paid a day's working visit to Ghana.
  • Mon - Jun 4, 2018: Treated as Trash - The Death of Mouctar Diallo - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [VOA] Mouctar Diallo came to New York City from Guinea seeking a life "for the better." Then he entered the bruising world of Sanitation Salvage.
  • Fri - Jun 1, 2018: Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings.