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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: High Tariffs Affecting Movement of Goods At Liberia-Guinea Border - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Observer] Slow movement of goods and services is being reported at one of Liberia's leading revenue-generating ports of entry, the border with Guinea at Ganta, Nimba County.
  • Thu - Apr 20, 2017: Guinea's Bribery Saga Reaches New Peaks - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Global Witness] Lurid bribery revelations led the government of Guinea to confiscate world-beating iron ore reserves from junior mining company BSG Resources in 2014. So when bitter rival Rio Tinto, owner of a neighbouring concession, detonated a scandal over its own secretive payments, BSGR boss Beny Steinmetz was cock-a-hoop.
  • Sun - Apr 16, 2017: Traumatised Baby Chimps Find Love in Guinea Sanctuary - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [RFI] The Chimpanzee Conservation Centre in Guinea is a sanctuary for orphaned chimps rescued from poachers, sometimes in the most tragic circumstances. Years are spent to help them overcome the psychological trauma of violent separation from their mothers. Some of them never do. The stronger ones are released in the wild after at least 10 years of care.
  • Thu - Apr 13, 2017: President Sirleaf Acknowledges MRU Achievements Amid Ebola - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged gains made by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on the economic front prior to the Ebola outbreak that hit Southern Guinea and later spread to Liberia and Sierra Leon.