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Guinea

Guinea

Guinea, country of western Africa, located on the Atlantic coast. Three of western Africa’s major rivers—the Gambia, the Niger, and the Sénégal—rise in Guinea. Natural resources are plentiful: in addition to its hydroelectric potential, Guinea possesses a large portion of the world’s bauxite reserves and significant amounts of iron, gold, and diamonds. Nonetheless, the economy is largely based on subsistence agriculture.

Guinea, under the name French Guinea, was a part of French West Africa until it achieved independence in 1958. It then was ruled successively by Sékou Touré (1958–84) and Lansana Conté (1984–2008), the latter of whom claimed power through a military coup. During the 1990s Guinea accommodated several hundred thousand war refugees from neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone, and conflicts between those countries and Guinea have continued to flare up over the refugee population. Following Conté’s death, a military junta took control of the country and suspended the constitution that had been adopted in 1991. The national capital of Conakry lies on Tombo (Tumbo) Island and spreads up the Camayenne (Kaloum) Peninsula; it is the country’s main port.

Guinean Coup as President Alpha Condé was Arrested and Overthrown

Guinean Coup as President Alpha Condé was Arrested and Overthrown

A military coup occurred in the nation of Guinea in West Africa on 5. September 2021, when President Alpha Condé was arrested and overthrown.[2] On January 17, 2021 Guinea became the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa that started using the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Guinea’s television broadcast President Condé receiving an injection, becoming the first African leader opting for it.[3] In 2010, Alpha Condé became the first president to be peacefully and democratically elected. He was re-elected in 2015. Conde ...
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At least 20 killed, dozens injured in Papua unrest: Indonesia

At least 20 killed, dozens injured in Papua unrest: Indonesia

Wamena (Indonesia) (AFP) – At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured as fresh unrest erupted in Indonesia’s restive Papua region Monday, with some victims burned to death in buildings set ablaze by protesters, authorities said. “Most of them died in a fire,” said Papua military spokesman Eko Daryanto. “The death toll could go up because many were trapped in burning kiosks,” he added ...
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Study: Nearly half of migrants claiming to be underage in Germany are adults

Study: Nearly half of migrants claiming to be underage in Germany are adults

A study carried out by the Institute of Legal Medicine in Münster has revealed that nearly half of the migrants who claim to be under the age of eighteen are adults. On behalf of courts and youth welfare offices, legal physicians from Münster investigated the age of close to 600 so-called ‘unaccompanied minor refugees’ whose age had been in doubt. What the researchers found was shocking ...
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