Guinea Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
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. He was reelected in 1998. Unrest in Sierra Leone has spilled over into Guinea, threatening stability and creating a humanitarian emergency.
NOTE: The information regarding Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guinea Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.