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

  • Mon - Aug 19, 2019: Former Harambee Stars Coach Banned for Life in West African Nation - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Nairobi News] Former Harambee Stars coach Paul Put has been banned from ever coaching in Guinea in his lifetime.
  • Mon - Aug 5, 2019: Academic Mamoudou Barry, Murdered in France, to Be Buried in Guinea - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [RFI] The body of Mamoudou Barry, the Guinean legal academic murdered in France last month, will be put to rest on Monday afternoon in his birthplace of Bolaro, Guinea.
  • Mon - Jul 29, 2019: Angry Protests Held in Guinea, France for Murdered Researcher [video] - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [RFI] Hundreds of people gathered in the cities of Conakry, Rouen and Paris over the weekend to protest racist violence after a Guinean academic, Mamoudou Barry, was murdered in Normandy last Friday by a man who had shouted racist insults. The suspect is said to be suffering from a mental illness.
  • Thu - Jul 25, 2019: Liberia, Guinea Military Strengthen Ties - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Observer] The authorities of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and Guinea military on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, for the first time planned together a document for a joint military operation at their common borders to jointly patrol, counter-terrorism operations, train, share information, and handle illicit trafficking of small arms.
  • Wed - Jul 24, 2019: Liberia, Guinea Sign Military Pact - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [New Dawn] Liberian and Guinean militaries have come up with their first planning document for a joint military operation at their common borders to start the process of joint patrol, counter - terrorism operations, trainings, information sharing and handling illicit trafficking of small arms, among others.