Guinea Index 2006
Guinea Main Index
Guinea Introduction - 2006
SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Guinea has had only two presidents since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government. He was reelected in 1998 and again in 2003. Unrest in Sierra Leone and Liberia has spilled over into Guinea on several occasions over the past decade, threatening stability and creating humanitarian emergencies.
NOTE: The information regarding Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.