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Environment
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

Evening Standard 
Mark Thomas has always been artistically ambitious, devising distinctive pieces that are invariably political, sometimes personal and occasionally both. His latest work, A Show That Gambles On The Future, is another hybrid, with ad libbing lobbed in ... See more..
POST-COURIER 
The next phase of CPP will focus on enhanced collaboration to improve service delivery, build community resilience and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches and its members. Through CPP Australia supports ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Following a request from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) made its first major contribution to ... See more..
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EMTV Online 
When he was about three years old in 1970, Neville Hayes arrived in pre-independence Papua New Guinea with his parents – Cleve and Margaret. He spent most of his early years in Lae where his dad, worked for Air Niugini and Ansett. His mom worked in ... See more..
EMTV Online 
The next health care challenge for Papua New Guinea authorities is the afflictions of modern society, says Dr Myles Neri, Group Medical Director of International SOS. These include heart disease, stroke and cancer. International SOS's Myles Neri Source ... See more..
The Hindu 
As the final whistle blew, all the Guinea players slumped to the ground exhausted. They had given their best but still couldn't beat Germany and it ended Guinea's dreams of qualifying for the knock out phase of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The tiny ... See more..
International Monetary Fund (blog) 
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this ... See more..
EMTV Online 
The Papua New Guinea economy is unlikely to rebound strongly before 2020, according to a report by the World Bank. It forecasts steady, but unspectacular, growth. Sectoral contribution to PNG real GDP. Source: World Bank. The World Bank's forecasts GDP ... See more..
UNHCR 
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges Australia to take responsibility and address the imminent humanitarian crisis for refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea. UNHCR is profoundly troubled by the mounting risks of 'offshore processing' ... See more..
SkySports 
Regan Grace has heard all the "scary" stories about playing in Papua New Guinea and he cannot wait to discover the truth for himself. 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