• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Guinea was proclaimed a French protectorate in 1888 and a colony in 1893. It became a constituent territory of French West Africa in 1904. The independent republic of Guinea was proclaimed on 2 Oct. 1958, after the territory of French Guinea had decided at the referendum of 28 Sept. to leave the French Community. Following the death of the first President, Ahmed Sekou Touré on 27 March 1984, the armed forces staged a coup and dissolved the National Assembly.

République de Guinée


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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