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Guinea: A Bright Future Ahead

Today, Guinea is one of the least known/talked about country in Africa. After a bold gesture to gain its independence from France, the country subsequently faced some economic and political challenges that effectively contributed to its marginalization. Moreover, the lack … Continue reading

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The 2014 Ebola Outbreak – An opportunity to Revise Partnerships

An analysis of the domestic and international responses to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa provides a critical examination of Africa’s contemporary and historical position in global politics. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia—ground-zero of the epidemic—each represent a distinct … Continue reading

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Guinea and China’s Important Partnership

As Chinese hegemony in Africa becomes even more apparent today, Sino-Guinean relations have become a priority for the Guinean government. Thanks to its resource-backed infrastructure investment approach in Africa, China has overshadowed both France and the United States as Guinea’s … Continue reading

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Conflicts in Guinea

Guinea presents an interesting case for examining both the incidents of regional wars and internal conflicts in Africa. It possesses many of the endowment characteristics of the countries that have been ravaged by war: weak institutions, widespread poverty despite natural … Continue reading

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Guinea and Foreign Aid: The Role of Democratization

Guinea is the recipient of both bilateral and multilateral assistance. In particular, bilateral aid to Guinea has largely been characterized by an emphasis on social development while being sensitive to major domestic events. Moreover, France and the United States are … Continue reading

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Guinea-U.S. Relations: A Continuing and Flourishing Partnership

Guinea-U.S. relations is much in line with American leadership in Africa, as defined specifically by the U.S Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa. The current socio-political atmosphere in Guinea puts the country at a favorable position on the international stage and is … Continue reading

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Guinea: Interesting Case of Democratization

Guinea’s current political atmosphere resembles what many other countries throughout the world experienced in the second half of the 20th century: the consolidation of democracy. After several despotic regimes since independence in 1958, Guinea elected its first civilian president, Alpha … Continue reading

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Violent clashes in DRC

I was looking for some news on Guinea but could not find anything, but instead found this:  http://www.jeuneafrique.com/358617/politique/rd-congo-17-morts-dont-3-policiers-violences-a-kinshasa/ Basically, 17 people died today including 3 police officers in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, following clashes between civilians and the … Continue reading

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Country Post – Eritrea and Guinea

Eritrea and Guinea are similar in many ways. One of such ways is that they are both composed of several ethnic groups defined along linguistic and religious ties: Islam is one of the major religions–although in Guinea a more significant … Continue reading

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