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: 11,855,411 (2018)

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 - Apr 24, 2019: Guineans Aggressively Buying U.S. Dollars From Liberia - Offer High Buying Rates - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [FrontPageAfrica] Ganta, Nimba County -The bordering city of Ganta in Nimba County has now become a place where Guinean nationals are flocking from across the border to come and buy the 'almighty United States dollars.'
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: U17 Afcon - Nigeria, Guinea Faceoff in Semis - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [CAF] The first semifinal of the Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations Tanzania 2019 between Nigeria and Guinea will take place on Wednesday, with either side eyeing a place at the grand finale.
  • Mon - Apr 22, 2019: U17 AFCON - Guinea Complete African Quartet for Brazil - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [CAF] Guinea made certain of the final ticket to the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil after a lone goal victory over Morocco in their ultimate Group B match of the Total Cup of Nations U17, on Sunday at the Chamazi Stadium.
  • Wed - Apr 17, 2019: Create Special Unit to Probe Protest Deaths - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [HRW] Nairobi -The government of Guinea should set up a special task force of judges to investigate the conduct of the security forces and others engaged in unlawful acts during protests. The government's failure to adequately investigate a dozen alleged killings in 2018 by the security forces and several alleged killings by protesters risks fueling future abuses.
  • Tue - Apr 16, 2019: Launch of DIA'FIN, the first series of high-level dialogues on Financial Inclusion in Guinea and Africa - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Baantou] Launch of DIA'FIN, the first series of high-level dialogues on Financial Inclusion in Guinea and Africa, under the leadership of the Central Bank of Guinea, on May 3rd 2019 in Conakry.