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

  • Thu - Jul 8, 2021: History Corner 1975 - the Year Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Brokered Peace Between Senegal and Guinea Conakry - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [The Point] Our Founding President His Excellency Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMRG, was a man of peace. He kept peace a-yard and abroad. Whilst his intrepid efforts to bring peace to Liberia in the early 1990s are well noted by scholars, less has been written by scholars about his other successful peacemaking adventure- the one he undertook in the early summer of 1975 to normalize the toxic diplomatic relations between Senegal and Guinea Conakry.
  • Wed - Jul 7, 2021: IFAD and Guinea to Help Rural Populations Recover From the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic - AllAfrica News: Guinea
    [IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide the Republic of Guinea with a grant to improve the resilience of more than 2,123 poor farming households trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, by ensuring rapid access to inputs, information, markets and cash.