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Tibou Kamara is a Guinean politician and journalist. He is married to Miryam Soumahand is the father of a daughter, Rayane and a son, Riad Yaya. He began his career as a journalist, and was the managing editor of the weekly newspaper L'Observateur as of 2003. From June 19, 2008 he was the Minister of Communication and New Information Technologies. Previously, he was chairman of the National Council of Communication.
Prior to his political career, he authored and published the book Lansana Conté in 1998.
Ahmed Sékou Touré was a Guinean political leader and African statesman who became the first President of Guinea, serving from 1958 until his death in 1984. Touré was among the primary Guinean nationalists involved in gaining independence of the country from France.
Alpha Condé is a Guinean politician who has been President of Guinea since December 2010. He spent decades in opposition to a succession of regimes in Guinea, unsuccessfully running against President Lansana Conté in the 1993 and 1998 presidential elections and leading the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG), an opposition party. Standing again in the 2010 presidential election, Condé was elected president in a second round of voting. When he took office that December, he became the first freely elected president in the country's history. Condé was reelected in 2015 with about 58% of the vote.
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, born in 1954, is a Guinean politician who has been Prime Minister of Guinea since 21 May 2018.
Jean Suret-Canale was a French historian of Africa, Marxist theoritican, political activist, and World War II French Resistance fighter.
Camp Boiro or Camp Mamadou Boiro is a defunct Guinean concentration camp within Conakry city. During the regime of President Ahmed Sékou Touré, thousands of political opponents were imprisoned at the camp. It has been estimated that almost 5,000 people were executed or died from torture or starvation at the camp. According to other estimates, the number of victims was ten times higher: 50,000.
The Manjaks or Manjacks are an ethnic group in Guinea-Bissau. The Manjak endonym manjaku literally means "I tell you".
Presidential elections were held in Guinea in 2010. They were held under the two-round system, with the first round taking place on 27 June 2010 and the second round on 7 November, after an initial date of 18 July and several other postponements. Alpha Condé was declared the winner, with 52.52% of the votes in the second round. He assumed office on 21 December 2010.
The High Council for Communication of the West African state of Niger is a government body which regulates press and media.
General Sékouba Konaté is an officer of the Guinean army and formerly served as the Vice President of its military junta, the National Council for Democracy and Development. After attending military academy, he received the nickname "El Tigre" for his action in battle, and gained such popularity with the people he was favored to be president of the government. However, he was appointed Vice-President; but took control of the country when the president was shot in December 2009.
Jean-Paul Alata was a Frenchman who was a political prisoner in Camp Boiro, Guinea from January 1971 to July 1975, later writing a book about his experience which was banned by the French government.
The Ignace Deen Hospital is a hospital in Conakry, Guinea built during the colonial era. The hospital is situated next to the National Museum.
Aïssatou Boiro was a Guinean civil servant from Koundara. She was assassinated by armed men in Conakry on 9 November 2012. Four of her killers received life sentences in 2019.
The mining industry of Guinea was developed during colonial rule. The minerals extracted consisted of iron, gold, diamond, and bauxite. Guinea ranks first in the world in bauxite reserves and 6th in the extraction of high-grade bauxite, the aluminium ore. The mining industry and exports of mining products accounted for 17% of Guinea’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010. Mining accounts for over 50% of its exports. The country accounts for 94% of Africa’s mining production of bauxite. The large mineral reserve, which has mostly remained untapped, is of immense interest for international firms.
Mory Sinkoun Kaba, known as Kaba Mory or MS, was a Guinean businessman and philanthropist. Close to president Sékou Touré, he realised numerous state projects on his behalf.
Jeanne Martin Cissé was a Guinean teacher and nationalist politician who served as ambassador to the United Nations and in 1972 was the first woman to serve as President of the United Nations Security Council. She served in the government of Guinea as Minister of Social Affairs from 1976 until the 1984 military coup.
Parliamentary elections were held in Guinea on 22 March 2020 alongside a constitutional referendum, after being postponed four times from the original date of January 2019.
Nicolas Kazadi is a Congolese politician and career diplomat who has been Ambassador-at-large for the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 7 March 2019.
Martine Condé Ilboudo is a Burkinabé film director.
Zeinab Camara is a Guinean politician. She was the first woman to lead a football club in Guinea.
First Lady of Guinea is the title attributed to the wife of the President of Guinea. The country's present first lady is Djene Kaba Condé, wife of President Alpha Condé, who had held the position since December 21, 2010. There has been no first gentleman of Guinea to date.
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