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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

CNN 
The trial gives an insight into the financial workings of one of the most secretive nations in the world. So much so, that for several years,Transparency International described Equatorial Guinea as "too opaque to rank," saying it could not get enough ... See more..
Sky News Australia 
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is considered the frontrunner to retain power as voting kicks off in his country's national election. Polls open on Saturday and voting finishes on July 8. For some remote villagers it will be an arduous ... See more..
Meridian Star 
Every year as I grow SunPatiens, I'm reminded of a much-loved plant I grew when living up north, the New Guinea impatiens. These strictly a shade-loving plants can complement their sun-loving cousins, but they are hard get in the extreme Southeast. See more..
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ReliefWeb 
Across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Red Cross teams undertook the dangerous and complex task of burying people who had died from the disease. Dead bodies are particularly infectious and given the traditional burial practices of the communities ... See more..
Newshub 
A Dunedin community is on high alert after several rabbits and guinea pigs were kidnapped. While most of the pets are still missing, some have since been found in a grim state. Glenleith resident Rachel Pettigrew's guinea pig Thomas vanished on Sunday ... See more..
Atlas Obscura 
For better or worse, there is a long list of things that artificial intelligence is still unable to do. But we can finally scratch “naming guinea pigs” off of that list, because an animal shelter in Portland, Oregon recently proved that AI may produce ... See more..
Smithsonian 
Meet Popchop, Fuzzable, Princess Pow and more. See more..
ABC News 
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, speaks during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. France put the elusive son of Equatorial ... See more..
The Japan News 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday showed a plan to set up a base of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in the Guinean ... See more..
TVNZ 
A number of pet thefts in north Dunedin have left police with suspicions guinea pigs and rabbits are being "stolen to order". Guinea pig. Source: 1 NEWS. In a post on Facebook yesterday police advise residents to "take extra care to keep their furry ... 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