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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: President Enacts Controversial New Constitution - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [The New Humanitarian] Bournemouth, UK -The changes may allow Alpha Condé to seek a third term in office.
  • Fri - Apr 3, 2020: The soap making mothers of Guéckedou - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Plan International] "Since Ebola passed through our communities, we have been aware of the importance of handwashing with soap, especially after using the toilet. We have also discovered that most of our children's diseases are related to hygiene," says Pauline, 30, who is president of a women's saving's group in her community in Guinea's Guéckedou prefecture.
  • Fri - Apr 3, 2020: "My disability does not prevent my happiness" - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Plan International] People with disabilities face many obstacles in their daily personal and professional life. These obstacles and constraints are largely fuelled by a general lack of knowledge about disabilities and the benefits offered by an inclusive society.
  • Fri - Apr 3, 2020: "Boys have a role to play in ending violence against women" - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Plan International] Ibrahima, 24, first started to question the traditional gender norms after seeing that his cousin, who was a girl, was not allowed to go to school because she had to stay home and do the chores. "We used to say, 'school is for boys, girls have to do household chores', and this shocked me. It's since then I've been committed to defending the rights of girls."
  • Fri - Apr 3, 2020: Govt Wins Legislative Polls and Constitutional Referendum - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Guinean President Alpha Conde's party has won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held in March, AFP reports.