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: 12,413,867 (2017)

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 - Feb 13, 2019: Mapeza Hoping to Rewrite Books in Conakry - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [CAF] Group stage debutants, FC Platinum will continue working hard and draw necessary experience from the continental soccer leg as they take their next fight for the maiden to Conakry as guest of Guinea champions Horoya.
  • Wed - Feb 13, 2019: Guinea Conakry Praises Angolan Social Peace Model - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The outgoing ambassador of Guinea Conakry to Angola, Djigui Camara, said on Tuesday that the model for implementing social and political peace in Angola has to be followed by many African countries.
  • Mon - Feb 11, 2019: Authorities Ban Planned Protest - Organisers Head for Court - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [MFWA] A civil society coalition that wanted to protest peacefully against what it describes as the high cost of living and poor governance in the country was barred from organising the march by the municipal authorities in Guinea's capital, Conakry.
  • Sat - Feb 9, 2019: Lassa Fever - WHO Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response.
  • Fri - Feb 8, 2019: Ethiopia, Guinea Sign Strategic Partnership Deal - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia and the Republic of Guinea have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to elevate their relations into strategic partnership.