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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guinea

Another sub-Saharan country that has a history of numerous coups and many poor people. Guinea has one of the highest concentrations of minerals for an African country. This has resulted in the country being pillaged for its riches by foreign countries. At the end of 2010 Guinea was able to have a fair and equal election which means this country is on the road to recovery.

Continent: Africa
Population: 10,050,000
HDI Rank: 170th
Neighbors: North - Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Mali, South - Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d' Ivorie

Guinea Coastline

Market in capital city Conakry

Niger River in the Savannah

20 comments:

  1. conflict diamonds is such a sad situation, too bad not much people care

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  2. the road to recovery looks like it's jammed with traffic.

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  3. too many people with a vested interest meddling in their economy - imo

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  4. my friend came from there, he's really interesting to talk to!

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  5. Wow, the traffic in the market looks a lot like my commute to work!

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  6. Praying for this country to get better.

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  7. amazing, come check out my blog about brussels, pretty amazing you'll see,
    keep up the good work brother

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  8. I think you could say Sub-Saharan Africa and the coups and poverty are implied. But yeah, the pillaging has a lot to do with the IMF, World Bank, and their criminal national loan programs.

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  9. their populated areas are so crowded!

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  10. LOL, way to rip off the flag Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, Guinea.

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  11. Wow, that traffic is intense! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. hopefully they are on the road to recovery.

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  13. Interesting, hope they get better, keep spreading the word. Following

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  14. I've always confused Guinea and Ghana for some reason...

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  15. It's always helpful to have some worldly knowledge.

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  16. Your blog is very interesting, I think there are many countries, that nobody in the United Nations worries about it.

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