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, 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

  • Tue - May 30, 2017: President Al-Bashir and Guinean President Hold Talks - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Sunday evening held talks with the visiting President of Guinea and current chairman of the African Union, Alpha Condé, and discussed progress of the bilateral historic relations between the two countries.
  • Tue - May 30, 2017: Foreign Minister Meets Advisor of Guinean President - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour met, at his office, Monday, the Acting Minister, the Guinean Presidential Advisor for Diplomatic Affairs, Mustafa Sano.
  • Tue - May 30, 2017: Final Communique for the Visit of the President of Guinea to the Sudan - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Guinea on Monday issued a joint communique at the end of the three day state visit to the Sudan by the Guinean president professor Alpha Cande at the invitation of President Omar Bashir.
  • Tue - May 30, 2017: First Vice-President and National Prime Minister Meet Guinean President - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister , Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, met in Corinthia hotel in Khartoum with President of Guinea and Chairman of current sessionof the African Union, Alpha Conde.
  • Mon - May 22, 2017: Liberia Consoles Guinea Over 24 Killed in Motor Accident - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to Dr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, due to the unfortunate death of 24 persons and injury to several others in a motor accident.