• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1888 Guinea became a French protectorate, in 1893 a colony, and in 1904 a constituent territory of French West Africa. Forced labour and other colonial depredations ensued, although a form of representation was introduced in 1946. The independent Republic of Guinea was proclaimed on 2 Oct. 1958, after the territory of French Guinea had decided to leave the French community. Guinea became a single-party state. In 1980 the armed forces staged a coup and dissolved the National Assembly. Following popular disturbances a multi-party system was introduced in April 1992.


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Further Reading

  1. Bulletin Statistique et Economique de la Guinée. Monthly. ConakryGoogle Scholar
  2. National Statistical Office: Direction Nationale de la Statistique, BP 221, Conakry.Google Scholar
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