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Environmental challenges in Guinea are similar to the environmental issues that plague the rest of the African continent.1 Desertification is a major concern.2 Soil erosion is an ongoing issue that affects the cleanliness of the water supply as well as the agricultural sector.3 Natural resources are under a lot of strain, especially in the south of the country.4 Guinea is also highly susceptible to natural disasters such as flooding.5

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1 http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/sustain/h90/Guinea.htm
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.grid.unep.ch/guinea/reports/reportfinal3b.pdf >
5 https://www.wfp.org/countries/guinea/overview
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Guinea News

Sport24 
Cape Town - Stand-in Bafana Bafana head coach Owen da Gama has announced his starting line-up to face Guinea-Bissau in an international friendly on Saturday. The two nations lock horns at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban at 15:00. Da Gama has ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Guinea-Bissau's maiden participation at this year's Africa Cup of Nations has provided the platform for future qualifications, says the country's football federation president. Against all odds, the west African nation contested Gabon 2017 - despite ... See more..
The Guardian 
Riots have swept through the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby causing “great devastation”, a Salvation Army official has said. Territorial commander Colonel Kelvin Alley said community services such as a supermarket, medical centre, dentist and ... See more..
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Business Day (registration) 
Caretaker coach Owen da Gama has selected a squad packed with in-form Premier Soccer League players and young talent. See more..
The Star Online 
KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd, whose e-passport deal in Guinea has come under the scrutiny of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, is now being sued for RM169.48mil over alleged commission payable on the passport contract's value. In a filing ... See more..
TODAYonline 
SYDNEY — A Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday (March 25). The men left General Santos in the southern Philippines in January but hit ... See more..
News24 
Cape Town – Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media. Jammeh is shown working on a farm, and talking to a man believed to be Equatorial Guinea's long-time leader ... See more..
africanews 
Pictures of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh who is in exile in the Equatorial Guinea show him on a farm in the Central African country clearing the ... See more..
SuperSport (blog) 
Pogba's two elders brothers Florent and Mathias will both be in international action over the next week after being named by Guinea in their squad for a friendly ... See more..
Splash 247 
The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping. Armed and dangerous pirate gangs from the ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone
Area

Total 245,857 sq km
Land 245,717 sq km
Water 140 sq km

Climate

generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds ;
Natural Resources

bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; inadequate supplies of potable water; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing, overpopulation in forest region; poor mining practices have led to environmental damage ;

Demographics

Nationality
Guinean
Population
11,176,026 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Guinea is a poor country that possesses major mineral, hydropower, and agricultural resources. The country has almost half of the world's bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves. However, Guinea has been unable to profit from this potential, as rampant corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, and political uncertainty have drained investor confidence. In the time since a 2008 coup following the death of long-term President Lansana CONTE, international donors, including the G-8, the IMF, and the World Bank, have significantly curtailed their development programs. Throughout 2009, policies of the ruling military junta severely weakened the economy. The junta leaders ...See More spent and printed money at an accelerating rate, driving inflation and debt to perilously high levels. In early 2010, the junta collapsed and was replaced by a transition government, which ceded power in December 2010 to the country's first-ever democratically elected president, Alpha CONDE. International assistance and investment are expected to return to Guinea, but the levels will depend upon the ability of the new government to combat corruption, reform its banking system, improve its business environment, and build infrastructure. IMF and World Bank programs will be especially critical as Guinea attempts to gain debt relief. International investors have expressed keen interest in Guinea''s vast iron ore reserves, which could further propel the country''s growth. The government put forward a new mining code in September 2011 that includes provisions to combat corruption, protect the environment, and review all existing mining contracts. Longer range plans to deploy broadband Internet throughout the country could spur economic growth as well. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$12.37 billion (2012 est.); $11.9 billion (2011 est.); $11.45 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

-20.9% of GDP (2012 est.); -6.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 3.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, coffee, pineapples, palm kernels, cassava (manioc), bananas, sweet potatoes; cattle, sheep, goats; timber
Industries

bauxite, gold, diamonds, iron; alumina refining; light manufacturing, and agricultural processing