Guinea (guinea)

Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

Details
Formation Date 1600
Territory 245720.00 (Sq. Km)
Military Personel 12300
Military Expenditure 182,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF))
Population 11474383
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Guinea-Bissau Civil War 1998-1999 1998 1999 unknown unknown
Bougainville Revolt in Papua New Guinea 1988-1998 1988 1998 unknown unknown
Insurgency in Netherlands New Guinea 1962 1962 1962 unknown unknown
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Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 245720.00
2012 245720.00
2011 245720.00
2010 245720.00
2009 245720.00
2008 245720.00
2007 245720.00
2006 245720.00
2005 245720.00
2004 245720.00
2003 245720.00
2002 245720.00
2001 245720.00
2000 245720.00
1999 245720.00
1998 245720.00
1997 245720.00
1996 245720.00
1995 245720.00
1994 245720.00
1993 245720.00
1992 245720.00
1991 245720.00
1990 245720.00
1989 245720.00
1988 245720.00
1987 245720.00
1986 245720.00
1985 245720.00
1984 245720.00
1983 245720.00
1982 245720.00
1981 245720.00
1980 245720.00
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Date Military Personnel
2012 12300
2011 12300
2010 19300
2009 19300
2008 19000
2007 19000
2005 13000
2004 11000
2003 12300
2002 19300
2001 17300
2000 19300
1999 19300
1998 19300
1997 19300
1996 19300
1995 19300
1994 12000
1993 15000
1992 15000
1991 15000
1990 15000
1989 15000
1985 9900
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Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
2004 182,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 2243.93 81107699.44
2003 167,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1984.93 84133949.31
2002 194,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1975.84 98186087.94
2001 171,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1950.56 87667131.49
2000 80,300,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1746.87 45967931.21
1999 76,600,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1387.4 55211186.39
1998 55,700,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1236.83 45034483.32
1997 48,600,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 1095.33 44370189.81
1994 44,800,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 976.64 45871559.63
1993 42,000,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 955.49 43956503.99
1992 50,200,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 902 55654102
1991 54,100,000,000 (Guinean Francs (GNF)) 753.86 71763988.01
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Date Population
2014 11474383
2013 11745189
2012 11451273
2011 11161530
2010 10876033
2009 10593248
2008 10314678
2007 10046967
2006 9798963
2005 9576331
2004 9379621
2003 9204581
2002 9045748
2001 8895353
2000 8746128
1999 8600911
1998 8457221
1997 8296478
1996 8094751
1995 7837173
1994 7514053
1993 7136110
1992 6734242
1991 6351760
1990 6020113
1989 5750861
1988 5535918
1987 5363069
1986 5211764
1985 5067026
1984 4925668
1983 4793275
1982 4673637
1981 4573076
1980 4495479
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