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Guinea (formerly French-Guinea) is now one of the impoverished African states. It is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry to differentiate it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau. It was part of a range of imperials until France colonised it in the 1890s and later made it part of West Africa. Slavery prospered with the advent of Europeans and was politically unstable as the French fought to keep a check on their settlements in the area.
On 2 October 1958 Guinea proclaimed its sovereignty of France, and since then Guinea has only three autonomous governors. Sekou Toure was voted first prime minister, partly because of his leaders in the struggle for liberty against France, and adopted a socialist policy that adapted the state to the Soviet Union.
Lansana Conte came to office in 1984 after a post-Toure reign was taken by a force upset. In Guinea, it was not until 1993 that democracy was held when General Conte (Chief of the Military) was voted into office as Pres. of the Contér. Count turned the entire administration around, turned away from the socialist regime and freed 250 deportees, and another 200,000 returned from the country'sxile.
The riots in Sierra Leone and Liberia have spread to Guinea several times in the last ten years, endangering the country's security and causing human suffering. The slowdown in the economy led to two major strike action in 2006, causing riots in many towns in Guinea. Lansana Conte died on 23 December 2008 and Moussa Dadis Camara took over Guinea.
In the following year, he ordered the troops to strike any protests against his efforts to become the President, which eventually led to a wave of maiming and killing. During a quarrel in December 2009, Camara was killed, and during his health service, Vice Chairman Sekouba Konate took over. Guinea was a significant exporting country of coffees, cannabis, pineapples and groundnuts under France's domination, but the youngest autocrat leaders have almost ruined this driving force of the economy.
In Guinea, 25% of the world's known beryllium deposits, as well as diamond and bullion, have also been restricted by the effects of conflict and riots. In Guinea, which language is used? So what is the currency of Guinea?