Guinea

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INFORMATION

Capital: Conakry

Government: Republic

Current President: Alpha Conde

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, 450,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: HM the King, Guinean President Hold Tête-À-Tête Talks in Conakry - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [MAP] Conakry -HM King Mohammed VI held, on Thursday at the presidential palace in Conakry, tête-à-tête talks with President of the Republic of Guinea, H.E. Alpha Condé.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: HM the King, Guinean Pres. Chair Signing Ceremony of Bilateral Cooperation Agreements - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [MAP] Conakry -HM King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé, chaired, on Thursday at the Mohammed V presidential palace in Conakry, the signing ceremony of eight bilateral cooperation agreements.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Protests Over Teachers' Strike Turn Deadly in Guinea - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Al Jazeera] At least five people have been killed in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in protests sparked by a teacher's strike, according to the government, reviving labour tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths.
  • Wed - Feb 15, 2017: Ebola Epidemic Fuelled By 'Super-Spreaders' - Study - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Al Jazeera] Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through "super-spreaders", researchers say.
  • Wed - Feb 15, 2017: Guinea Bans Beauty Pageants - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [News24Wire] Authorities in Guinea have reportedly banned beauty pageants after "skimpy outfits" in the swimwear section sparked outrage on social media, with some asking if the country's prime minister was "encouraging prostitution".