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: 12,527,440 (2020)

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 - Sep 16, 2020: Activist Arrested After Unveiling New Political Movement - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [MFWA] The authorities in Guinea must release political activist, Souleymane Condé, and ensure that the rights of citizens to freedom of assembly and expression are respected at all times.
  • Wed - Sep 16, 2020: Guinea Confirms Gambia Friendly - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [The Point] Syli Nationale team manager Aly Kader Touré has confirmed his side's friendly international against the Scorpions next month.
  • Sat - Sep 12, 2020: Guinea Presidential Election - Alpha Conde Again? - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [DW] Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy.
  • Thu - Sep 3, 2020: Guinea-Conakry Presidential Election - Alpha Conde to Stand for a Third Term - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Cameroon Tribune] After being nominated by his party for next presidential election a few weeks ago, the incumbent in a communique made public has accepted to stand again.
  • Wed - Sep 2, 2020: Opposition Vow Street Protests As President Condé Goes for Third Term - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [RFI] Opposition parties in Guinea on Tuesday announced the restart of protests against a third term for President Alpha Condé, following the announcement of his candidacy by his party for polls expect on 18 October.