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  Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in west central Africa, and one of the smallest countries in continental Africa.
It borders Cameroon on the north, Gabon on the south and east, and the Gulf of Guinea on the west, where the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe lie to its southwest.
Formerly the Spanish colony of Spanish Guinea, the country's territory (continentally known as Río Muni) includes a number of islands, including the sizable island of Bioko where the capital, Malabo (formerly Santa Isabel), is located.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Equatorial_Guinea   (1785 words)

  
 Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guinea gained her independence from France in 1958 and was governed by a dictatorship headed by Ahmed Sékou Touré.
As of 2005 Guinea still faces very real problems and according to the International Crisis Group is in danger of becoming a failed state.
Guinea is divided into 7 administrative regions and subdivided into 33 prefectures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guinea   (1056 words)

  
 Guinea, country, Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A humid and tropical country, Guinea comprises an alluvial coastal plain, the mountainous Fouta Djallon region, a savanna interior, and the forested Guinea Highlands, which rise to c.5,800 ft (1,770 m) in the Nimba Mts.
Guinea’s main ethnic groups are the pastoral Fulani and the agrarian Malinké;, Susu, and other peoples.
Under Touré’s leadership, Guinea became the only colony to vote against the constitution of the French Community in 1958 and to opt for complete independence, which was achieved on Oct. 2, 1958.
www.bartleby.com /65/gu/GuineaWAf.html   (1131 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Guinea
Guinea, formerly People’s Revolutionary Republic of Guinea, independent nation in western Africa, bounded on the north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali; on the east and southeast by Côte d’Ivoire; on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone; and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Beyond the coastal plain is middle Guinea, the Fouta Djallon (Futa Jallon), a mountainous plateau region with an average elevation of about 910 m (about 3,000 ft).
Upper Guinea is gently undulating savanna country broken by occasional rocky outcrops with an average elevation of 300 m (1,000 ft).
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761559214   (507 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom 2004 - Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Guinea is a major producer of bauxite (25 percent of the world’s market), a mineral important to both Russian and U.S. firms, and exports gold, diamonds, and aluminum.
Given Guinea’s supply of bauxite and its relative stability compared to neighboring Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast, outside aid will probably continue, albeit conservatively because of the government’s struggle to meet basic provisions of the poverty reduction and growth facility (PRGF)—traditionally an area in which other African countries have been penalized.
Guinea’s fiscal burden of government score is 0.3 point worse this year, and its capital flows and foreign investment score is 1 point worse; however, its government intervention is 0.5 point better, and its monetary policy score is 1 point better.
cf.heritage.org /index2004test/country2.cfm?id=Guinea   (1142 words)

  
 Australia-New Guinea - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Australia-New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Australia-New Guinea, also called Sahul or Meganesia, is made up of the continent of Australia and the islands of New Guinea and Tasmania.
Temperatures in Australia-New Guinea, in other words, remained reasonably constant for a very long time, and a vast number of different plant and animal species were able to evolve to fit particular ecological niches.
Eventually, the Australia-New Guinea tectonic plate collided with the Eurasian plate to the north.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Australia-New-Guinea.html   (772 words)

  
 Guinea - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It is bound by Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal and Mali to the north, the Ivory Coast to the east, Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
CLIMATE: Guinea has a tropical climate with two seasons, the wet season from April/May to October/November with the heaviest rainfall occurring in July and August while the dry season is from November to April.
Guinea's first constitution took effect on November 12 which was amended in December and made Toure's Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) the country's only political party.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/guinea.htm   (1136 words)

  
 New Guinea Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Austronesian-speaking peoples colonised many of the offshore islands to the north and east of New Guinea, such as New Ireland and New Britain, with settlements also on the coastal fringes of the main island in places.
With some 786,000 km² of tropical land, New Guinea has an immense ecological value in terms of biodiversity, with between 5 to 8% of the total species on the planet.
A unique feature of New Guinea permaculture is the silviculture of Casuarina oligodon, a tall, sturdy native ironwood tree, suited to use for timber and fuel, with root nodules that fix nitrogen.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/New_Guinea   (1547 words)

  
 Guinea (01/06)
Guinea is a constitutional republic in which effective power is concentrated in a strong presidency.
Guinea's armed forces are divided into four branches--army, navy, air force, and gendarmerie--whose chiefs report to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Col. Kerfalla Camara.
Guinea reestablished relations with France and Germany in 1975, and with neighboring Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal in 1978.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2824.htm   (4172 words)

  
 Guinea Worm Disease Facts
Guinea worm disease is a parasitic worm infection that occurs mainly in Africa.
Guinea worm disease is caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a threadlike parasitic worm that grows and matures in people.
A few days to hours before the worm emerges, the person might develop a fever and have swelling and pain in the area where the worm is.
www.astdhpphe.org /infect/guinea.html   (931 words)

  
 Equatorial Guinea Encyclopedia Article @ StardustMemories.com (Stardust Memories)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Elements of the latter may have generated the Bubi, who emigrated to Bioko from Cameroon and Rio Muni in several waves and succeeded former neolithic populations.
The mainland portion, Rio Muni, became a protectorate in 1885 and a colony in 1900.
In July 2004, the U.S. The Senate report, as to Equatorial Guinea, showed that at least $35 million were siphoned off by Obiang, his family and senior officials of his regime.
www.stardustmemories.com /encyclopedia/Equatorial_Guinea   (1308 words)

  
 Worldworx Travel - Safety - Africa - Guinea
Guinea is a developing country in western Africa, with minimal facilities for tourism.
Guinea has experienced occasional civil unrest in the capital, Conakry, and in larger towns in all regions of the country.
Guinea's road network, both paved and unpaved, is underdeveloped and unsafe.
www.worldworx.tv /safety/africa/guinea   (1671 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The climate of New Guinea is characterized in general by its great heat and humidity, and in the low-lying districts fever abounds.
He devoted himself immediately to the care of the sick and the study of the native language, but was soon compelled to withdraw in consequence of the opposition of the Protestant missionaries and the pressure they brought to bear on the British authorities.
The Prefecture Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea was separated from the Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia on 22 December, 1902.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10783a.htm   (2282 words)

  
 USAID Africa: Guinea
Guinea possesses great potential for economic growth due to an abundance of natural resources, excellent conditions for agriculture, and a strategic location that favors trade.
Guinea is a moderate Muslim country that currently holds a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and maintains a moderate, secular orientation in its foreign policy.
Guinea is bordered by six countries, of which four (Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, and Liberia) have had serious levels of instability or conflict over the past several years.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/guinea   (465 words)

  
 Overview - Guinea Country Guide - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Guinea’s main attraction to tourists is its relatively undisturbed countryside.
To the south are mountains known as the Guinea Highlands.
Guinea has a strong music tradition and Conakry, in particular, is a dynamic centre for music.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=109&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=109   (321 words)

  
 Guinea News
Guinea News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The turn off to Forokonia is approx half way between Kissidougou and Faranah, and the source is just on the Guinea side of that country's border with Sierra Leone.
The workers union in Guinea Conakry recently protested against the government of General Lansana Conteh for failing to meet their demands, which include ensuring better living conditions through increasing...
www.topix.net /world/guinea   (685 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Africa : Guinea
Hundreds of thousands of Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees along Guinea's border were relocated from the embattled border area in early 2001 to camps in the interior of the country.
The refugees are generally faced with the difficult choice of remaining in Guinea, or returning to Sierra Leone or Liberia, where serious threats to their safety persist.
The parallels between the current crisis in Guinea and the situation in Macedonia at the onset of the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999 are striking.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=africa&c=guinea   (1451 words)

  
 Guinea Fowl
Young guineas are called "keets." Being native to dry areas of Africa, they are very susceptible to dampness during their first two weeks, and can die from following the mother through dewy grass.
Sexing guineas is not easy to do by looking at the birds, although in older adults the helmet and wattles of the males are usually larger.
Domestic Guinea Fowl are found in many varieties, including Pearl (the wild type), White, Buff Dundotte, Royal Purple, Porcelain, Slate, Chocolate, Lavender, and Coral Blue.
www.feathersite.com /Poultry/Guineas/BRKGuineas.html   (586 words)

  
 Guinea - West Africa
Independent from France since 1958, Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. Lansana CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government.
Guinea: The Switzerland of Africa is a Land of Contrasts
A journey from the Gulf of Guinea on Africa's Atlantic Coast to historic Mali Ville in the northern highlands.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/guinea.htm   (674 words)

  
 Guinea
Drivers in Guinea tend to be poorly trained, and routinely ignore road safety rules.
Guinea's road network, paved and unpaved, is underdeveloped and unsafe.
Guinea has many roadblocks set up by the police or the military, making inter- and intra-city travel difficult from 10:00 p.m.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1132.html   (2356 words)

  
 Division of Parasitic Diseases - Dracunculiasis Fact Sheet
During the next 10-14 months, the female Guinea worm grows to a full size adult 60-100 centimeters (2-3 feet) long and as wide as a cooked spaghetti noodle, and migrates to the site where she will emerge, usually the lower limbs.
When someone with a Guinea worm ulcer enters the water, the adult female releases a milky white liquid containing millions of immature larvae into the water, thus contaminating the water supply.
Each time a Guinea worm emerges, persons may be unable to work or resume daily activities for an average of 3 months.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dpd/parasites/dracunculiasis/factsht_dracunculiasis.htm   (1151 words)

  
 Guinea - Wikitravel
A former French colony achieving independence in 1958, Guinea has suffered under a long military dictatorship, only ending in 1993 with the election of a former general to head a civilian government.
Guinea is a remarkable country with very warm, genuine people but little infrastructure.
They do not sell a lot of trinkets in Guinea, but they have wonderful cloth that you can take home as is, or you can have a tailor whip up an outfit for you in a day or so.
wikitravel.org /en/Guinea   (595 words)

  
 Guinea, Africa Travel Guide
The Republic of Guinea, on the west coast of Africa is bordered to the north by Senegal and Mali and on the east by Mali and the Ivory Coast, on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the northwest by Guinea-Bissau.
Guinea owes its frontiers mainly to the accidents of the late 19th century partition of Africa and has no geographic unity.
The Niger River and its important tributary, the Milo have their source in the Guinea Highlands; the Gambia and Senegal rivers in the Futa Jallon.
www.africaguide.com /country/guinea   (192 words)

  
 Guinea
Guinea has had ongoing difficulties with its neighbor Liberia, which was embroiled in a long civil war during the 1990s and again in 2000–2003.
Guinea had taken sides against rebel leader Charles Taylor in Liberia's civil war and was part of the Nigerian-led ECOMOG forces that intervened in the crisis.
Gulf of Guinea - Guinea, Gulf of, large open arm of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the great bend of the coast of W...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107600.html   (923 words)

  
 Guinea
After decades of isolation, Guinea is now beginning to open up to the outside world and is relying on its mineral reserves (bauxite, copper, iron ore, diamonds and uranium) to pull it out of its position of one of the world’s poorest countries.
Guinea is considered to have the most reliable business for foreign investors, traders and companies in West Africa.
Guinea is one of the wettest countries in West Africa.
us-africa.tripod.com /guinea.html   (538 words)

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