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 - Jun 24, 2020: Ibrahima - "Coronavirus is not a shameful disease" - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Plan International] The COVID-19 pandemic has affected thousands of people in Guinea since the first cases were reported in March 2020. The virus has touched people of all ages and status, including youth activist Ibrahima, 24, who was hospitalised for 23 days. "It has been a terrible ordeal, but a learning experience that will inspire me to lead change."
  • Sat - Jun 13, 2020: "For us, this is a struggle for the right to life" - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Plan International] People living with disabilities face unique challenges which have been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, including equal access to health care, support and information, as well as coping with social isolation, loss of employment and income support and the effect of the situation on their mental health.