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 - Dec 4, 2019: MFWA Alarmed At Attacks On Journalists Covering Recent Demonstrations in Guinea - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is deeply concerned about violence perpetrated against journalists covering recent demonstrations in Guinea and urge state security forces to take extra measures to prevent further attacks on the media.
  • Wed - Dec 4, 2019: Guinea Implements the IMF's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [IMF] Guinea has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP), implementing the recommendations of the IMF's enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). The NSDP serves as a one-stop dissemination vehicle for essential macroeconomic and financial data in both human and machine-readable formats. The e‑GDDS was endorsed by the IMF's Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance.
  • Tue - Nov 19, 2019: Namibia Get Guinea Reality Check - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Namibian] THE Brave Warriors' chances of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations took a knock with a 2-0 defeat at Guinea on Sunday, although there is still a long way to go in the race.
  • Wed - Nov 13, 2019: Mnangagwa Despatches Special Envoy to Guinea - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [The Herald] The dispatching of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe to Guinea Conakry as a special envoy of President Mnangagwa yesterday shows the Second Republic's eagerness to consolidate relations with the outside world.