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Ahmed Sékou Touré, first president of Guinea, quoted in 'The New Leaders of Africa', Rolf Italiaander,1961

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Analysis

Analysis:

OVERVIEW: GUINEA

Elections were initially promised by President Condé for 6 July 2012, but in April they were postponed indefinitely. The political scene has long been conspicuous for its inadequate dialogue between the protagonists, especially as the 2013 parliamentary elections approached. Tensions eased somewhat in the run up to the 28 September elections, relatively speaking, as the government took into account some of the opposition’s demands, such as suspension of the process of revising the electoral register and recomposition of the independent national electoral commission (CENI) on a basis of parity.

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Profile

Profile:

PROFILE: GUINEA

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: République de Guinée (Republic of Guinea)
Head of State: President Alpha Condé (RPG) (from 21 Dec 2010)
Head of government: Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana (from 24 Dec 2010)
Ruling party: A transitional council has served as a parliament since 2010, pending postponed elections. In the meantime, the President's party, the Rassemblement du Peuple Guinéen (RPG) (People’s Party of Guinea) is the main party.
Area: 245,857 square km
Population: 11.40 million (2014)*
Capital: Conakry
Official language: French
Currency: Guinean franc (Gf)
Exchange rate: Gf7,699.00 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$573 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 0.40% (2014)*
GDP: US$6.53 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 9.72% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$250.30 million (2013)
Annual FDI: US$896.45 million (2011)
* estimated figure
















 

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