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 A West African nation, south of Senegal and Mali, and member of ECOWAS. The capital is Conakry.
 (SFC, 5/8/96, p.A-18)(WSJ, 1/2/98, p.8)(SFC, 2/2/99, p.A9)

1891        French Guinea was established in 1891, taking the same borders as the previous colony of Rivieres du Sud (1882–1891). Prior to 1882, the coastal portions of French Guinea were part of the French colony of Senegal.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guinea)

1895        French Guinea was made a dependent colony, and its Governor then became a Lieutenant Governor to a Governor-General in Dakar.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guinea)

1956        Aristides Pereira (1924-2011) co-founded of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, or PAIGC, which operated in secret in Guinea-Bissau and in Cape Verde.
    (AP, 9/22/11)

1958        Sep 28, Voters in the African country of Guinea overwhelmingly favored independence from France.
    (AP, 9/28/08)

1958        Oct 2, The former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence from France under the leadership of Sekou Toure.
    (WP, 6/29/96, p.A15)(AP, 10/2/97)

1966        Mar 3, Kwame Nkrumah fled Ghana to Guinée.
    (SC, 3/3/02)

1969        Stokely Carmichael, black power advocate, moved to Guinea.
    (SFC, 11/16/98, p.A7)

1973        Oct 3, Sierra Leone’s President Stevens engineered the creation of the Mano River Union, an economic federation of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Guinea joined in 1980.
    (http://tinyurl.com/58uymq)

1978        Stokely Carmichael, civil rights and black power advocate, changed his name to Kwame Ture in honor of Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sekou Toure, 2 African socialist leaders in Guinea.
    (SFC, 11/16/98, p.A7)

1980        Guinea joined the Mano River Union, an economic federation of Sierra Leone and Liberia created in 1973. Due to conflicts involving the countries the objectives of the Union could not be achieved. The union was reactivated in 2004.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mano_River_Union)

1984        In Guinea Lansana Conte seized power in a coup after the death of his predecessor, Ahmed Sekou Toure.
    (SFC, 12/18/98, p.D9)(AP, 9/29/09)

1993        In Guinea Lansana Conte formed a political party and won the country's first multiparty presidential election.
    (AP, 9/29/09)

1996        In Guinea soldiers angry over low pay bombard the presidential palace for several days while Conte was holed up inside. He emerged unscathed, offered raises to his attackers and later named a prime minister for the first time.
    (AP, 9/29/09)
1996        Sidya Toure, Guinea’s reformist prime minister, complained shortly after taking office that 50,000 civil servants in the country were consuming 51% of the nation’s wealth.
    (WSJ, 1/2/98, p.8)

1997        The French documentary film “Donka: X-Ray of an African Hospital" was shown at the SF Film Festival. It focused on a public hospital in the Guinean capital of Conakry.
    (SFC, 4/23/97, p.D1)
1997        Guinea awarded the Anglo-Australian firm Rio Tinto licenses to explore four blocks of Simandou, the world’s largest known untapped deposit of iron ore.
    (Econ, 12/6/14, p.78)

1998        Jun 9, Senegal and Guinea sent troops to aid Pres. Vieira in Guinea-Bissau. Rebels led by Ansumane Mane had just staged a coup to end the 18-year rule of Pres. Vieira, who was accused of corruption.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A9)

1998        Jun, A rebellion was triggered by the dismissal of Brigadier Ansumane Mane. The top military commander was dismissed for allegedly running guns to separatist fighters in Senegal.
    (SFC, 2/2/99, p.A9)

1998        Nov 15, Kwame Ture, aka Stokely Carmichael, died in Guinea at age 57.
    (SFC, 11/16/98, p.A7)

1998        Dec 14, In Guinea Lansana Conte was re-elected president to a 7-year term with 54.1% of the vote. The opposition rejected as flawed.
    (SFC, 12/18/98, p.D9)(AP, 9/29/09)

1998        The Guinean film “Dakan" was made by Mohamed Camara.
    (SFC, 5/20/98, p.E3)

1998        Alpha Conde, opposition leader, was arrested for plotting to topple the government of Pres. Lansana Conte. Conde was convicted in 2000 and sentenced to 5 years in prison. 47 co-defendants were also convicted and sentenced to lesser terms.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A14)

1999        Mar 8, Guinea said that it had reinforced its border with Sierra Leone following the fall of Kambia to rebels and raids by rebels against Guinean villages.
    (SFC, 3/9/99, p.B10)

1999        Aug 11, In Liberia 6 European relief workers were kidnapped in Kolahun by insurgents based in Guinea.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D2)

1999        Aug 13, In Liberia 7 abducted aid workers were freed and some 90 other UN and foreign workers fled into Guinea to avoid fighting.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C1)

2000        Jul, Rebels from Guinea crossed into northern Liberia to fight government forces.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)

2000        Sep 1, In Guinea 50 people were killed by attackers on Massadou village.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)

2000        Sep 17, In Guinea a UN worker, Mensah Kpognon, was killed in Macenta where attackers also burned down the military garrison. Gunmen from Liberia were blamed. A second worker, Sapeu Laurence Djeya, was also kidnapped in the raid, and later released.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)(SFC, 9/29/00, p.D2)(AP, 9/17/01)

2000        Nov 6, It was reported that at least 600 people had been killed since mid-September in cross-border attacks from Sierra Leone. Some 500,000 refugees had settled here in the last ten years seeking shelter from wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)

2002        Jun 30, The ruling party of Guinea's president hoped to win big in long-delayed legislative elections, but most opposition parties boycotted the ballot.
    (AP, 6/30/02)

2002        Jul 20, Refugees in flight from Liberia's war surged to 200,000, and those reaching safety in neighboring Guinea spoke of worsening atrocities by President Charles Taylor's forces: looting, raping, burning and killing trapped villagers.
    (AP, 7/20/02)

2002        Zach Niles, Banker White and Chris Veland, novice American filmmakers, visited Guinea and discovered a group of musicians in the Sembakounya Refugee Camp called the Refugee All Stars. Members had left Sierra Leone in 1999. Niles and White made a film of the group, which gained int’l recognition and by 2006 organized a tour for the group in the US.
    (SFC, 7/13/06, p.E1)

2003        Dec 21, Guinea's longtime leader Lansana Conte was expected to easily win another term as president in elections after an opposition boycott left a little-known parliamentarian as the only challenger for the post.
    (AP, 12/21/03)

2003        Dec 25, Guinea's ailing President Lansana Conte was declared the victor in presidential elections boycotted by the opposition, securing a landslide victory with over 95 percent of the vote, according to provisional results.
    (AP, 12/25/03)

2004        Jul, Guinea state radio announced that a 25-year-old miner found a 182-carat diamond near the southeast border. By contrast the Hope diamond is 45.52 carats.
    (SFC, 7/20/04, p.A12)

2005        Jan, In Guinea shots were fired at the presidential cavalcade as it entered Conakry.
    (Econ, 7/23/05, p.44)

2005        Feb, Mamadouba “Toto" Camara, a popular Guinean lieutenant was arrested.
    (Econ, 7/23/05, p.44)

2005        Jun 29, The US military said it sent a ship to Africa's oil-rich Gulf of Guinea to train west African nations to combat threats including terrorism, drug trafficking and petroleum theft.
    (AP, 6/29/05)

2005        Guinea’s population was about 8 million.
    (Econ, 7/23/05, p.44)

2006        Jun 12, In Guinea students infuriated by a postponement of exams protested in Conakry, the capital and in Labe, with some throwing rocks and burning tires. The Red Cross said six people were killed during the demonstrations.
    (AP, 6/12/06)

2006        Nov 6, Transparency International, a watchdog group, reported that nearly three-quarters of 163 countries ranked in a new survey suffer from a perception of serious corruption, while in nearly half it is seen as rampant. Finland, Iceland and New Zealand ranked as the least corrupt, while Haiti, Guinea and Myanmar ranked as most corrupt.
    (AP, 11/6/06)(Econ, 11/11/06, p.69)

2007        Jan 10, In Guinea shop, government and business workers held a general strike, heeding a union call for protests after President Lansana Conte decided to free two corruption suspects. Unions demanded that Mamadou Sylla and Fode Soumah, who have been charged with embezzling public funds and imprisoned in Conakry on December 6, be put back in jail. The strike threatened the world’s surplus of alumina, used to make aluminum. Guinea accounted for 10% of the world’s bauxite exports and 30% of its reserves.
    (AFP, 1/10/07)(WSJ, 1/25/07, p.A13)

2007        Jan 19, In Guinea 2 people were killed when police and troops opened fire on thousands of demonstrators, raising the death toll to five since a general strike was launched in the west African nation this month.
    (AFP, 1/19/07)

2007        Jan 21, Embattled Guinean President Lansana Conte called on his country's armed forces to stand united in the face of a crippling general strike that has claimed 10 lives as pressure mounted for him to resign. The African Union called on Pres. Conte to pursue talks with trade union leaders to ease a 12-day-old strike.
    (AFP, 1/21/07)

2007        Jan 22, In Guinea security forces fired on protesters marching on the presidential palace. At least 30 people were killed and over a hundred injured.
    (Econ, 1/27/07, p.48)

2007        Jan 25, Guinea’s Health Ministry said battles between security forces and protesters earlier this week killed at least 59 people, almost double the toll previously reported.
    (AP, 1/25/07)

2007        Jan 27, Guinea's union leaders ended a deadly 17-day strike after the president agreed to name a new prime minister with boosted powers.
    (AP, 1/27/07)

2007        Feb 9, In Guinea President Lansana Conte named Eugene Camara, a recently appointed cabinet member, as prime minister. The move was apparently aimed at appeasing union leaders who led a crippling two-week strike. Under an agreement signed by the two sides, the new PM cannot have previously served in the government.
    (AP, 2/9/07)

2007        Feb 10, In Guinea at least four people were killed in Conakry as protesters rioted against the president's decision to appoint a political ally as prime minister.
    (AP, 2/10/07)

2007        Feb 13, In Guinea citizens were banned from leaving their homes as a strict curfew took effect in this West African country after the president instituted martial law following days of deadly protests.
    (AP, 2/13/07)

2007        Feb 16, A spokesperson said the UN has allocated $2.35 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to Guinea, which is in the midst of a tense nationwide strike.
    (AP, 2/16/07)

2007        Feb 25, Guinea's powerful union chiefs called off a crippling strike after the president agreed to appoint a new prime minister in an attempt to end simmering unrest that has killed scores of people this year. Conte later appointed Lansana Kouyate as prime minister, from a list approved by union leaders.
    (AP, 2/25/07)(AP, 9/29/09)

2007        Mar 5, African Union commission chief Alpha Oumar Konare urged Guinea's President Lansana Conte to step down as he voiced solidarity with recent protests against the veteran leader.
    (AP, 3/5/07)

2007        Mar 19, In Guinea a bridge collapsed under the weight of a lorry overloaded with passengers and goods leaving 65 people dead.
    (Reuters, 3/20/07, p.A1)

2007        Mar 28, Guinean leaders agreed on the formation of a new government in a bid to end months of unrest and political crisis.
    (AFP, 3/28/07)

2007        Mar 30, In Guinea a motorized wooden boat crowded with passengers and merchandise capsized offshore from Conakry, drowning at least 46 people and possibly dozens more.
    (AP, 3/30/07)

2007        May 4, In Guinea soldiers protesting the government's failure to give them promised pay raises beat a shopkeeper to death as they looted his store and fired shots in the air, wounding at least 25 civilians.
    (AP, 5/4/07)

2007        May 11, In Guinea soldiers demanding pay raises spread their revolt from Conakry, seizing control of many provincial towns, going on looting sprees and killing at least two people in the second day of an uprising in the West African nation.
    (AP, 5/11/07)

2007        May 12, Guinean President Lansana Conte agreed to replace his unpopular defense minister, a key demand of soldiers leading a three-day-old military revolt.
    (AP, 5/13/07)

2007        Jun 2, The Comoros and Guinea joined the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) at a summit of the nine-year-old African grouping in Libya, raising its membership to 25 countries.
    (AP, 6/2/07)

2007        Jun 15, Human Rights Watch reported that tens of thousands of elementary school-age girls work in Guinea for no pay as household servants in conditions akin to slavery.
    (AP, 6/15/07)

2008        Jan 4, Young men stormed the streets of Guinea, hurling rocks and setting tires ablaze as labor unions called for a strike, threatening to throw the African nation into gridlock.
    (AP, 1/5/08)

2008        May 3, In Guinea prison authorities said more than 30 prisoners escaped from a jail by using spoons to scoop a hole in the baked earth wall of their prison building which had been softened by rain.
    (Reuters, 5/3/08)

2008        May 20, Guinea’s Pres. Conte unexpectedly fired PM Kouyate. Junior troops disgruntled over back pay and demanding that Guinea's top generals resign began firing into the air at several military bases on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry. They took the army's second-in-command hostage.
    (AP, 9/29/09)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansana_Kouyat%C3%A9)

2008        May 27, Guinea's new PM Ahmed Tidiane Souare announced a deal to pay mutinous soldiers years of salary arrears, effectively ending the West African nation's latest crisis.
    (AP, 5/28/08)

2008        Jun 16, Police in Guinea went on strike, firing gunshots repeatedly into the air and blocking the country's main port. The work stoppage was launched in response to low wages and unpaid bonuses going back years.
    (AP, 6/16/08)

2008        Jun 25, The International Crisis Group think tank said Guinea's "main problem is president Lansana Conte," regarding the situation in the West African nation shaken by army and police protests.
    (AFP, 6/25/08)

2008        Aug 1, Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said it received correspondence from Guinea President Lansana Conte "purporting to rescind the Simandou Mining Concession." Just before his death on Dec 22 Conte signed rights to mine the northern half of the Simandou Mining Concession to Israeli businessman Benny Steinmetz for $160m, who in turn soon sold a 51% stake to Brazil’s Vale for $2.5 billion.
    (AFP, 8/3/08)(Econ, 6/7/14, p.57)(Econ, 12/6/14, p.78)

2008        Nov 26, Off Sierra Leone pirates from neighboring Guinea attacked a Chinese fishing vessel in a rare attack that ended with four suspects dead. Two pirates were shot, two drowned and the other pirates were arrested by the Sierra Leone navy.
    (AP, 11/27/08)

2008        Dec 22, In Guinea longtime dictator Lansana Conte died. His death was made public the next day as a military-led group seized control of the airwaves.
    (AP, 12/23/08)

2008        Dec 23,  In Guinea a military-led group seized control of the airwaves and declared a coup after the death of the mineral-rich West African country's longtime dictator, but PM Ahmed Tidiane Souare insisted he remained in charge.
    (AP, 12/23/08)

2008        Dec 24, in Guinea military officers, who have staged a coup, said they were installing Captain Moussa Dadis Camara as president, but promised to hold elections in two years.
    (Reuters, 12/24/08)

2008        Dec 25, In Guinea coup leader Capt. Moussa Camara solidified his grip as PM Ahmed Tidiane Souare and other government leaders surrendered and stepped down.
    (SFC, 12/26/08, p.A21)

2008        Dec 27, Guinea's coup leader said he would allow the opposition and union leaders to help choose a prime minister. The military junta was boosted by the endorsement of neighboring Senegal as it attempted to garner international backing, and, after meeting political parties, promised to stamp out the burgeoning drugs trade.
    (AP, 12/27/08)(Reuters, 12/27/08)

2008        Dec 28, Coup leaders demoted Guinea's many military generals, setting up a possible struggle with battalions no longer under central command.
    (AP, 12/29/08)

2008        Dec 29, The African Union suspended Guinea after a military coup in the west African nation.
    (AFP, 12/29/08)

2008        Dec 30, Coup leaders in Guinea named Kabine Komara, a civilian banker, as prime minister, making good on a key promise a week after seizing power upon the death of the country's dictator.
    (AP, 12/30/08)

2008        Guinea’s new military junta fueled inflation by printing extra money. Military strongman Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara ordered the central bank to send a truck full of cash each week to the barracks from which he ran the country before he went into exile after surviving an assassination attempt.
    (AP, 3/7/11)

2009        Jan 10, In Nigeria leaders of ECOWAS, West Africa's regional economic body, suspended Guinea's membership following a military coup in the country.
    (AP, 1/11/09)

2009        Jan 23, Officials said Liberia's worst caterpillar plague in three decades has spread to neighboring Guinea after swarms of the crop-eating insects devastated more than 45 towns.
    (AP, 1/23/09)

2009        Jan 29, The African Union said the exclusion from its summit of Mauritania and Guinea, which both suffered coups recently, proved the continent had moved on from its checkered past. The summit was scheduled for Feb 1-3 in Ethiopia.
    (Reuters, 1/29/09)

2009        Feb 24, In Guinea Ousmane Conte, the son of Guinea's late longtime dictator, was arrested on allegations of drug trafficking.
    (AP, 2/24/09)

2009        Mar 18, Amnesty international said authorities in Gambia have rounded up about 1,000 people and forced them to drink hallucinogens in a witch-hunting campaign. Authorities began inviting "witch doctors," who combat witches, to come from nearby Guinea soon after the death earlier this year of President Yahya Jammeh’s aunt.
    (AP, 3/18/09)

2009        Mar, In Guinea confessions regarding drug dealing and corruption began on state television. The broadcasts became known as "The Dadis Show," after Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, the junior army officer who grabbed power in a coup and promised to crack down on corruption, including on the flagrant drug trade.
    (AP, 3/15/09)

2009        Apr 27, An international human rights group said elite soldiers in junta-ruled Guinea are taking advantage of an anti-corruption drive to rob, extort and beat intimidated civilians in the West African nation with impunity.
    (AP, 4/27/09)

2009        May 5, Guinea's ruling junta recalled 30 ambassadors, nearly five months after seizing power when the West African country's longtime dictator died.
    (AP, 5/6/09)

2009        Sep 2, Authorities in Guinea banned live political chat shows, the latest sign of political unease after violent demonstrations and accusations of phone censorship deepened a row over delayed elections. The military junta that has run the world's top bauxite producer since a December 2008 coup is facing mounting opposition and criticism after it delayed until 2010 elections which the military leader has not ruled out standing in.
    (Reuters, 9/3/09)

2009        Sep 18, The African Union announced it would impose sanctions on Guinea's junta leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, over his intention to run in upcoming presidential polls.
    (AFP, 9/18/09)

2009        Sep 28, Guinea’s military's presidential guard shot at pro-democracy demonstrators in Conakry, leaving at least 157 people dead. The government put the death toll at 57. Eyewitnesses said security forces had stripped female protesters and raped them in the streets. Other eyewitnesses said soldiers had stabbed protesters with knives and bayonets. On June 27, 2013, Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Pivi, an influential member of the junta at the time and now minister for presidential security, was charged over his alleged role in a stadium massacre.
    (AP, 9/29/09)(AP, 10/2/09)(Reuters, 6/28/13)

2009        Sep 30, Guinea's military leader, Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, banned all gatherings and demonstrations and called for two days of mourning after troops opened fire on 50,000 pro-democracy protesters at a stadium rally on Sep 28.
    (AP, 9/30/09)

2009        Oct 13, Guinea's military government said it has signed a $7 billion mining agreement with a Chinese company. Guinea is the world's largest producer of bauxite, the raw material used to make aluminum, and also produces diamonds and gold.
    (AP, 10/13/09)

2009        Oct 16, In Guinea 2 cabinet ministers resigned and France urged its citizens to leave the former French colony as armed attacks increased in the aftermath of a bloody rally last month where soldiers fired on pro-democracy demonstrators.
    (AP, 10/16/09)

2009        Oct 17, The West Africa regional bloc ECOWAS imposed an arms embargo against Guinea, accusing the ruling military junta for "mass human rights violations" during anti-government protests last month.
    (AP, 10/17/09)

2009        Oct 27, US-based Human Rights Watch said the Sept. 28 massacre by Guinean troops of at least 150 people and the rapes of dozens of women at a pro-democracy rally in Guinea were premeditated, and that rapes of kidnapped women continued for days.
    (AP, 10/27/09)

2009        Oct 28, In Guinea tens of thousands of workers went on strike to mark the one-month anniversary of a massacre in which troops fatally shot pro-democracy demonstrators and raped women in broad daylight. 10 people who announced they were taking part in a hunger strike were arrested. The next day they were taken to a restaurant where they were forced to eat under threat of death. The 10 hunger strikers were released on Oct 30, after being detained inside a shipping crate with breathing holes.
    (AP, 10/28/09)(AP, 10/30/09)

2009        Oct 29, African leaders imposed a new barrage of sanctions Guinea's military rulers, increasingly under fire in the wake of last month's massacre of scores of opposition supporters.
    (AFP, 10/29/09)

2009        Oct 29, African leaders imposed a new barrage of sanctions Guinea's military rulers, increasingly under fire in the wake of last month's massacre of scores of opposition supporters.
    (AFP, 10/29/09)

2009        Nov 7, African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said the AU has implemented sanctions on Guinea's military rulers.
    (AFP, 11/7/09)

2009        Dec 3, Guinea’s President Moussa "Dadis" Camara (45) was shot by Abubakar "Toumba" Diakite, who commands the presidential guard. He was flown to Morocco for medical treatment following the assassination attempt nearly a year after he seized power in a coup. Toumba is accused of having led the presidential guard that opened fire Sep 28 on the peaceful demonstrators, who had gathered inside the capital's national stadium.
    (AP, 12/4/09)

2009        Dec 13, In Burkina Faso diplomats from the US, the African Union and the EU, met to discuss a plan to return Guinea to civilian rule. West Africa's regional economic body called for troops to be sent to Guinea to prevent violence in the wake of an assassination attempt against the military leader earlier this month and a bloody massacre in September.
    (AP, 12/13/09)

2009        Dec 16, Lieutenant Aboubacar "Toumba" Diakite, a former aide to Guinean junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara confessed in an aired radio interview to shooting the Camara out of fear that he would be held to blame for the bloody quashing of a pro-democracy rally.
    (Reuters, 12/16/09)

2009        Dec 23, The White House said President Obama has removed Madagascar, Guinea and Niger from a list of African countries receiving trade benefits, but reinstated Mauritania. The US froze most aid to Niger and imposed travel bans on some officials in response to President Mamadou Tandja's moves to extend his rule over the impoverished West African nation.
    (AFP, 12/23/09)(Reuters, 12/23/09)

2010        Jan 8, Officials said Guinea's No. 2 leader, Gen. Sekouba Konate, is going to Senegal for medical treatment for cirrhosis of the liver, heightening fears of a power vacuum since the country's president is already hospitalized in Morocco following an assassination attempt. Guinea's Health Minister denied reports that the nation's No. 2 leader was heading to Senegal to be hospitalized, rejecting rumors he was being evacuated for a medical emergency.
    (AP, 1/8/10)

2010        Jan 12, Guinea's wounded junta leader, Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, arrived in Burkina Faso from Morocco to recuperate after last month's assassination attempt. One of his top opponents said the surprise move could help him avoid prosecution.
    (AP, 1/13/10)

2010        Jan 15, Guinean military rulers decided to keep wounded junta chief Captain Moussa Dadis Camara convalescing abroad, leaving his deputy and an opposition leader to restore civilian rule.
    (Reuters, 1/16/10)

2010        Jan 17, In Burkina Faso Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, Guinea's exiled leader, appealed for tolerance and reconciliation after he agreed to resign and remain in exile following a tumultuous one-year rule that culminated in a December assassination attempt.
    (AP, 1/17/10)

2010        Jan 19, A Guinean government spokesman said leaders have appointed Jean-Marie Dore, an opposition veteran, as prime minister, a key step to prepare the West African nation to transition from military rule to democratic elections later this year.
    (AP, 1/19/10)

2010        Jan 26, In Guinea Jean Marie Dore, one of the fiercest critics of Guinea's military junta, became prime minister. The crucial step toward democracy came amid worries the country's wounded coup leader is trying to influence the political process from exile.
    (AP, 1/26/10)

2010        Feb 16, In Guinea a decree said that Cmdr. Claude Pivi will stay on as minister in charge of presidential security. Pivi is considered a rogue commander who is accused of torturing civilians, including a group of students he arrested outside a nightclub after discovering the side mirror on his SUV was missing. Lt. Col. Moussa Tiegboro was appointed to a special ministerial post within Gen. Sekouba Konate's office. Tiegboro has been named in a UN investigation as one of the principle actors behind a Sept. 28 massacre of at least 157 unarmed civilians.
    (AP, 2/17/10)

2010        Feb 26, Sierra Leone and five other west African countries (Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Guinea) signed onto an action plan in Freetown for sustainable mangrove management.
    (AFP, 2/27/10)

2010        May 18, An Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman said Israel has fined Global CST, a local security consulting firm, for negotiating a deal last year to provide arms and military training to Guinea's military junta without the state's prior approval. Global CST said it was not fined, but was instead ordered to spend the money to tighten its oversight procedures to avoid similar "errors" in the future.
    (AP, 5/18/10)

2010        Jun 27, Junta-ruled Guinea held its first free election since independence more than half a century ago, a historic vote laden with hope the bedraggled West African nation will finally end decades of harsh military rule and launch a new democratic era.
    (AP, 6/27/10)

2010        Jun 30, In Guinea a group of candidates running in what many hoped would be the country's first free election since independence denounced what they called widespread fraud in the poll.
    (AP, 6/30/10)

2010        Jul 20, Guinea's top court announced final results from last month's presidential election and confirmed that the top two finishers will face each other in a runoff. Former PM Cellou Dalein Diallo garnered nearly 44 percent of the vote, short of the simple majority needed to avoid a second round. Longtime opposition politician Alpha Conde won just about 18 percent, while another ex-premier, Sidya Toure came in third place with close to 13 percent of the vote.
    (AP, 7/20/10)

2010        Jul 23, The African Union said its forces battling Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Mogadishu will be boosted by a battalion from Guinea and could further swell to reach 10,000 troops.
    (AFP, 7/23/10)

2010        Sep 9, In Guinea 2 senior voting officials were charged with vote tampering and sentenced to one year in prison a week before a crucial presidential vote. Not even their lawyers were informed of the court proceeding.
    (AP, 9/10/10)

2010        Sep 11, In Guinea at least 24 people were injured when members of rival political parties began throwing rocks at each other following a campaign event.
    (AP, 9/11/10)

2010        Sep 12, In Conakry, Guinea, one person was killed and dozens were wounded in clashes between supporters of rival candidates just days before the country's historic presidential runoff vote.
    (Reuters, 9/12/10)

2010        Sep 16, The head of communication for Guinea's National Independent Electoral Commission says The Sep 19 presidential runoff will be postponed by at least two weeks.
    (AP, 9/16/10)

2010        Oct 19, In Guinea 2 political demonstrators were killed by police in the capital, in one of several violent street clashes ahead of a planned presidential poll.
    (AP, 10/19/10)

2010        Oct 22, Guinea announced an indefinite delay of a presidential election run-off two days before it was to be held, casting doubt on the West African state's hopes for civilian rule and provoking fresh protests.
    (Reuters, 10/22/10)

2010        Oct 28, Guinea officials said thousands of people from the Peul ethnic group have been forced to flee their homes in ethnic clashes ahead of the country's upcoming presidential election, overshadowing a looming poll in a country that has never succeeded in freely electing its leader.
    (AP, 10/29/10)

2010        Nov 7, Guineans cast ballots in a vote that has been delayed multiple times following violent ethnic clashes that pitted the nation's two largest ethnic groups against each other, a vote that progressed calmly into the afternoon despite its underlying tensions. A week later Alpha Conde, a member of the Malinke ethnic group, was named the winner over Cellou Dalein Diallo, a member of the Peul ethnic group.
    (AP, 11/7/10)(AP, 11/16/10)

2010        Nov 15, Guinea’s National Independent Electoral Commission declared Alpha Conde the winner with 52.5% of the nearly 2.9 million ballots counted. Security forces arrested demonstrators and fired tear gas at those burning tires in the suburbs of Conakry. Over the next three days, security forces systematically attacked Peul communities, spraying populated areas with bullets. They burst into homes where they beat, slapped, stabbed and burned people.
    (AP, 11/15/10)(Reuters, 11/15/10)(AP, 11/16/10)(AP, 11/30/10)

2010        Nov 17, Guinea's military declared a state of emergency following violence after a tense presidential election. Pan-African rights group RADDHO said 10 people have been killed and 215 others injured in violence since the election results were announced earlier this week.
    (AP, 11/17/10)(Reuters, 11/17/10)

2010        Nov 27, Guinea's government announced border closures with Sierra Leone by land, sea and air this evening stranding hundreds of people from Sierra Leone on Guinea's side.
    (AP, 11/28/10)

2010        Dec 2, Guinea's Supreme Court validated Alpha Conde's victory in a presidential race considered the country's first democratic contest, but which was tainted by the ethnic divide it exposed.
    (AP, 12/3/10)

2010        Dec 6, The African Union appointed Guinea's interim president Sekouba Konate to drive forward plans for an African military force which had been due to be operational by this year.
    (AFP, 12/7/10)

2010        Dec 10, Guinea lifted a state of emergency in a sign of rising stability since elections marred by street violence. The African Union confirmed that it has lifted sanctions against Guinea following the country's presidential election.
    (AP, 12/10/10)(Reuters, 12/11/10)

2010        Dec 21, Alpha Conde heralded a new era for Guinea after being sworn as the nation's first freely elected president in front of visiting heads of state and jubilant supporters.
    (AFP, 12/21/10)

2010        Dec 24, Guinea's President Alpha Conde named Mohamed Said Fofana, a former director of economic research, as the nation's new prime minister.
    (AP, 12/25/10)

2010        Guinea’s population was about 10 million.
    (AP, 12/1/10)

2011        Apr 22, Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto settled a long-running dispute over Guinea's huge Simandou iron ore field, with the West African nation agreeing to take a stake of up to 35 percent.
    (AP, 4/24/11)

2011        May 6, A Guinean government minister said at least 25 people have been killed and a mosque has been destroyed in fighting that took place earlier this week in Galapaye.
    (AP, 5/6/11)

2011        Jun 29, The leaders of Congo and Guinea agreed to boost the current "low level" of bilateral exchange, in a statement marking a visit by President Alpha Conde to Brazzaville. The leaders agreed to hold a second session in 2012 of a joint commission that last met in 1978, in a bid to "revive" ties.
    (AFP, 6/30/11)

2011        Jul 2, In Guinea the family of Colonel Moussa Keita, a high-ranking member of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's military junta, said Keita has been arrested by the army. In recent weeks Keita made statements to local media accusing General Sekouba Konate, head of a transition government put in place after Camara was shot by a close aide, of embezzling $20 million (14 million euro).
    (AFP, 7/2/11)

2011        Jul 19, Guinea's democratically elected Pres. Alpha Conde survived an assassination attempt when gunmen descended on his home. At least one member of his security detail was killed, several more were wounded and portions of his house were destroyed by a rocket. Guinean security forces arrested 37 soldiers in the wake of the attack.
    (AP, 7/19/11)(AFP, 7/20/11)

2011        Jul 25, Guinea’s national communications council banned media from reporting on "the attack against the head of state, as well as any interactive broadcast of a political nature." The media ban was lifted on July 28.
    (AFP, 7/27/11)(AFP, 7/29/11)

2011        Aug 1, In Guinea 16 people, including 10 soldiers, were charged with attempted assassination for an attack on Pres. Alpha Conde's home two weeks ago. Witness Jean Kolie said 60 people were wounded in a clash that erupted last week when residents in southern Guinea refused to let the government expropriate their land for oil and rubber production.
    (AFP, 8/2/11)(AP, 8/3/11)

2011        Sep 27, In Guinea clashes between police and opposition demonstrators left at least 2 dead and several injured, after the opposition, demanding electoral reform, defied a government ban on rallies.
    (AFP, 9/27/11)(AFP, 9/28/11)

2011        Oct 16, Guinea’s government announced an increase in the price of diesel and petrol from 7,500 to 9,500 francs ($1.37) per liter, double the price from 10 months ago. An overwhelming majority of the Guinean population lives in poverty despite the country's rich mineral wealth from bauxite, iron and gold.
    (AFP, 10/17/11)

2011        Nov 1, Senegal shut its airspace to all planes coming or going to Guinea after a Senegal Airlines flight was blocked in Conakry due to a spat over payments.
    (AFP, 11/1/11)

2011        Nov 8, Guinea outlawed all "public rallies" held without prior authorization, such as meetings or street markets. It came less than a week before a planned November 14 march in the capital by Guinean lawyers who accuse the Conakry governor of detaining three human rights activists including a lawyer since Nov 3.
    (AFP, 11/9/11)

2011        Dec 1, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara arrived in Conakry for a one day visit in which he and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde will discuss reconciliation efforts in their troubled countries.
    (AFP, 12/1/11)

2011        Dec 19, Guinean officials indefinitely postponed legislative elections initially set for December 29 to meet opposition demands for a role in planning the polls to prevent fraud.
    (AFP, 12/19/11)

2012        Feb 9, Guinean authorities confirmed charges against army Col. Moussa Tiegboro Camara in connection with a Sep 28, 2009, massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators at a soccer stadium, making him the first high-ranking official to face trial for the atrocities.
    (AP, 2/10/12)

2012        Mar 3, In eastern Guinea 50 people traveling to a weekly market were killed and 27 others injured when the lorry they were travelling in crashed.
    (AFP, 3/3/12)

2012        Mar 17, Guinean police arrested dozens of people in Conakry and sealed off access to a stadium where opposition groups planned to rally in a call for clean elections in July. At least 15 people were injured when opposition supporters stoned the headquarters of the Guinean ruling party.
    (AFP, 3/17/12)(AFP, 3/18/12)

2012        Apr 4, In Guinea workers at the Friguia plant, owned by world's biggest aluminium producer, went on strike after a lengthy pay dispute. Rusal has managed the bauxite mine, aluminium refinery and railway network since 2002 and privatized it in 2006. On Aug 24 Guinean unions asked the government to cancel Rusal's contract, a demand the company said had "no legal grounds", vowing to use all legal means to protect its ownership rights.
    (AFP, 8/26/12)

2012        May 10, In Guinea at least 19 people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters demanding long-delayed legislative polls, a demonstration that drew thousands and paralyzed Conakry.
    (AFP, 5/10/12)

2012        May 21, Guinea police seized over 800 pieces of ivory, including sculptures and elephant tusks, in the capital Conakry during raids beginning May 19 that led to six arrests.
    (AFP, 5/25/12)

2012        Aug 9, Guinea’s health ministry said an outbreak of cholera has killed 60 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up.
    (AFP, 8/9/12)

2012        Aug 23, A cholera epidemic in Guinea and Sierra Leone has left 250-300 people dead. 846 deaths were reported this year in the 14 countries of West and Central Africa. Sierra Leone's health ministry said that deaths from a cholera outbreak had reached 220.
    (SFC, 8/23/12, p.A5)(AFP, 8/23/12)

2012        Aug 31, In Guinea a flat-bottomed boat used by fishermen and for transport, capsized a few minutes after setting off for Kassa Island, several km (miles) from the capital Conakry. About 30 people were believed drowned after the overloaded boat sank. 27 survived.
    (AFP, 9/1/12)

2012        Sep 4, Guinea’s minister in charge of national defense said that an arms shipment was intercepted around a month ago at the port of Conakry. Abdoul Kabele Camara said the arms appear to have been ordered by Mali's ex-President Amadou Toumani Toure, known by his initials "ATT," who was ousted in a coup in March. Representatives from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS were meeting with the government of Guinea in order to decide what to do with a container of arms.
    (AP, 9/4/12)

2012        Sep 26, Guinea officials said two-thirds of the country's foreign debt is going to be canceled. The move came after Guinea qualified for heavily indebted poor country status, meaning that more than $2.4 billion of its debt now will be cancelled.
    (AP, 9/26/12)

2012        Oct 29, In Guinea riot police fired tear gas at hundreds who gathered to protest the firing of a teacher in the northern town of Labe who allegedly criticized the Guinean government in class.
    (AP, 10/29/12)

2012        Oct, In Guinea a Cabinet reshuffle created a new post dedicated to human rights. The country had one of the worst human rights records in West Africa, following a shocking 2009 massacre. The reshuffle also saw the purging of the last three members of the military serving in the government.
    (AP, 10/11/12)

2012        Nov 9, Guinea treasury chief Aissatou Boiro was gunned down as she was driving home in Conakry. She had launched an investigation into the loss of 13 million francs ($1.8 million) which went missing from the state coffers. On Dec 28 officials said they had arrested two suspects in the case.
    (AP, 11/11/12)(AP, 12/28/12)

2012        Dec 11, In Guinea three people were killed, dozens wounded and at least three women raped in an army crackdown on protesters in the town of Gueckedou, 700 km (430 miles) southeast of Conakry.
    (AP, 12/13/12)

2012        Dec 14, Guinean authorities and trade unions agreed to give civil servants a pay raise of 50 percent over the next year. The raises would be applied in three phases of 10, 15 and 25 percent before the end of 2013.
    (AP, 12/17/12)

2012        Dec 21, The European Union said it has agreed to re-launch €174.3 million in development funds to Guinea.
    (AP, 12/21/12)

2013        Feb 11, In Liberia a plane carrying senior officials from Guinea crashed near Liberia's largest airport, killing 11 people including Guinea's army chief of staff Gen. Souleymane Kelefa Diallo.
    (AP, 2/11/13)(AP, 2/12/13)

2013        Feb 18, In Guinea supporters of President Alpha Conde looted and burned the Kankan offices of opposition politician Lansana Kouyate, 700 km (435 miles) north of Conakry.
    (AP, 2/18/13)

2013        Feb 19, In Guinea anti-riot police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who barricaded streets and threw stones at vehicles in the capital, Conakry.
    (AP, 2/19/13)
2013        Feb 19, An Ivory Coast military spokesman says that Guinean soldiers have occupied Kpeaba, a border village in western Ivorian territory, since early this month.
    (AP, 2/19/13)

2013        Feb 27, Guinean security forces fired tear gas at protests that turned violent after opposition marchers started throwing stones in Conakry. The opposition said that it has withdrawn from the upcoming legislative election set for May 12 because the opposition is unhappy with preparations for the election.
    (AP, 2/27/13)

2013        Feb 28, In Guinea a protester was killed in Conakry as the capital was rocked by a 2nd day of anti-government demonstrations in which more than 100 people were injured.
    (AP, 2/28/13)

2013        Apr 18, Guinea security forces arrested the opposition's spokesman and another leader after firing tear gas to disperse protesters who had planned a demonstration against the June 30 date set for upcoming legislative elections.
    (AP, 4/18/13)

2013        Apr 30, Guinean health officials said a meningitis outbreak has killed at least 40 people.
    (AP, 4/30/13)

2013        May 8, Guinea's leading human rights group confirmed that a member of the country's paramilitary police unit was found guilty of raping a female demonstrator inside the national soccer stadium during the Sep 28, 2009, pro-democracy rally.
    (AP, 5/8/13)

2013        May 23, A Guinean government spokesman said at least 15 people were injured, four of them by bullet wounds, during a protest in Conakry between opposition parties and security forces.
    (AP, 5/23/13)

2013        May 24, In Guinea  at least 12 people were killed in clashes over the last 24 hours between opposition marchers and security forces in Conakry. 26 people were hospitalized with injuries from the violence.
    (AP, 5/27/13)

2013        Jun 9, A UN special representative said Guinea's ruling party and opposition have succeeded in drafting a framework which might allow the country to move forward with much-delayed legislative elections.
    (AP, 6/10/13)

2013        Jul 13, A tribunal in Guinea sentenced Alpha Oumar Diallo and Jean Guilavogui to life imprisonment for trying to assassinate President Alpha Conde in July 2011. Among six others sentenced were Badjar Fatou Diallo, a woman convicted of being an active accomplice, Almamy Aguibou Diallo and Mamadou Alpha Diallo who were sentenced to 15 years.
    (AP, 7/13/13)

2013        Jul 15, In in southeastern Guinea at least two people were killed and six others injured in clashes. Mobs from rival ethnic groups took to the streets and gunfire rang out across Nzerekore, Guinea's second largest town, after a man accused of being a thief was killed.
    (Reuters, 7/15/13)

2013        Jul 17, Guinea government spokesman Albert Camara said that the army has been deployed to N'Zerekore, Guinea's second-largest city, to restore order. Officials later said 3 days of clashes in the southeast have killed 98 people and injured scores more.
    (AP, 7/17/13)(Reuters, 7/24/13)

2013        Sep 23, In Guinea opposition protesters shot dead a trainee policeman and injured two other officers as renewed violence broke out in Conakry, five days ahead of elections.
    (AFP, 9/23/13)

2013        Sep 28, Guinea held elections, Voters waited in long lines and a special security force patrolled in all-terrain vehicles as polls opened for hotly contested legislative elections.
    (AP, 9/28/13)

2013        Oct 4, Guinea's political opposition demanded that the results from last weekend's legislative election be invalidated, citing fraud and irregularities.
    (AP, 10/4/13)

2013        Oct 9, International observers said irregularities took place in a number of districts in Guinea's parliamentary election last month, possibly harming the credibility of the results.
    (Reuters, 10/9/13)

2013        Oct 18, Guinea's electoral commission announced that the ruling party and its allies have won legislative elections. Pres. Alpha Conde’s Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) won with 53 seats. The opposition said it would not recognise the official results.
    (AFP, 10/18/13)(Econ, 10/26/13, p.56)

2013        Nov 13, The Afrobarometer survey, a poll of Africans in 34 countries across the continent, found that nearly one-third of people have been forced to pay bribes including for medical treatment. Sierra Leone fared the worst overall when it came to bribes, with 63 percent of respondents saying they'd paid up at least once in the previous year. Morocco and Guinea came next, each with 57 percent.
    (AP, 11/13/13)

2013        Nov 15, Guinea's Supreme Court rejected all the complaints lodged against the results of a September 28 parliamentary election in which President Alpha Conde's RPG party won the most seats.
    (Reuters, 11/15/13)

2013        Nov 16, In Guinea anti-government demonstrators barricaded roads and threw stones in Conakry in protest at a Supreme Court ruling handing September's controversial elections to the president's governing party.
    (AFP, 11/16/13)

2013        Nov 17, In Guinea a teenager was killed and five other civilians injured during clashes with police after a pro-opposition journalist claimed he risked being kidnapped by the security forces.
    (AP, 11/18/13)

2013        Nov 19, In northeastern Guinea at least 12 illegal miners were killed and several left missing after a landslide at a goldmine owned by the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation.
    (AFP, 11/21/13)

2013        Nov 25, Guinea’s government said Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) have signed a five-billion-dollar deal with Guinea that should secure resources for UAE aluminium makers.
    (AFP, 11/25/13)

2013        Dec 26, In Guinea a 2-year-old boy in the remote village of Meliandou fell ill with a mysterious illness characterized by fever, black stools, and vomiting. He died 2 days later.  He was later identified as patient zero in the current outbreak of Ebola, which was not recognized until March.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meliandou)(Econ, 12/13/14, p.49)

2014        Jan 15, Guinea's PM Mohamed Said Fofana stepped down and handed in the resignation of his cabinet as part of a transition to a new government after elections.
    (AFP, 1/15/14)

2014        Jan 18, Guinea's President Alpha Conde said he had reinstated PM Mohamed Said Fofana just three days after accepting his resignation to make way for a new administration following parliamentary elections.
    (AFP, 1/19/14)

2014        Jan 27, The EU announced the release of 140 million euros in aid to Guinea, its first development package to the West African nation after a five-year suspension.
    (AFP, 1/27/14)

2014        Feb 18, In Guinea at least one person was killed and six others injured in Conakry when protests against frequent power cuts turned violent. The offices of a Brazilian construction firm were attacked.
    (Reuters, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 25, In Guinea secondary school student Moussa Mara was hospitalized after being kicked in the stomach during a football match in his neighborhood. Conakry doctors reportedly demanded 300 euros ($410) from his family to treat the boy, but they were unable to pay. Classmates stumped up the cash but Mara died on the operating table.
    (AFP, 2/27/14)

2014        Feb 26, In Guinea hundreds of youths "armed with sticks, clubs and even knives looted, ransacked and set fire to the police station" and two local government buildings in Fria. They were protesting against the killing by police of a teenager accused of possessing drugs. Conakry school pupils took to the streets after the death of one of their classmates in a hospital, accusing doctors of "negligence."
    (AFP, 2/27/14)

2014        Mar 19, Guinea health authorities said an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in the southeastern forest region since February when the first case was reported.
    (Reuters, 3/19/14)

2014        Mar 21, Guinea's ministry of health says that 49 people have been registered with viral hemorrhagic fever in the country's south since February, and 29 of those people have since died.
    (AP, 3/22/14)

2014        Mar 23, Guinea government officials said samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people have tested positive for the Ebola virus.
    (AP, 3/23/14)

2014        Mar 24, Guinea announced that samples taken from three suspected cases of Ebola, which led to two deaths in Conakry, had tested negative for the virus. Health workers said the outbreak from the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 59 people in Guinea, may have spread to Liberia.
    (AFP, 3/24/14)(SFC, 3/25/14, p.A2)
2014        Mar 24, The EU approved sanctions and said it will no longer import any fish caught by vessels from Cambodia, Belize and Guinea, accusing their governments of failing to cooperate in fighting illegal fishing.
    (AP, 3/24/14)

2014        Mar 26, Guinea health officials said the death toll from the rare Ebola virus has risen to 63. The outbreak is the first in West Africa in 20 years.
    (AP, 3/26/14)

2014        Mar 28, The Guinean health ministry confirmed eight cases of Ebola in Conakry, including one fatality. The total number of suspected cases recorded from January to March 28 was 111 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 70 deaths.
    (AFP, 3/29/14)

2014        Mar 29, Guinea kept up its efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighboring Senegal closed its border.
    (AFP, 3/29/14)

2014        Mar 31, Doctors Without Borders warned that health authorities in Guinea faced an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.
    (AP, 3/31/14)

2014        Apr 3, Liberia said it was dealing with its first suspected Ebola case thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately within its borders. The fruit bat, thought to be the host of the highly contagious Ebola virus, is a delicacy in the region straddling Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and experts suspect huntsmen may be the source of the outbreak.
    (AFP, 4/3/14)

2014        Apr 4, Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone geared up to tackle killer haemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed 86 lives in Guinea. Mali claimed 3 suspect cases; Liberia claimed 14; Sierra Leone claimed several more.
    (AFP, 4/4/14)

2014        Apr 8, WHO officials said more than 100 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, with as many as 175 people infected. This included 151 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in guinea, where 98 people have died, and 10 deaths in Liberia.
    (AP, 4/8/14)

2014        Apr 17, The World Health Organization said the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108.
    (Reuters, 4/17/14)

2014        Apr 23, The WHO said 147 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including 136 in Guinea and 11 in Liberia.
    (SFC, 4/24/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 18, The World Health Organization said an Ebola outbreak continues to spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the death toll in the outbreak has risen to more than 330.
    (AP, 6/18/14)

2014        Jun 23, The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the latest figures show 567 cases of Ebola with 350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The virus has no cure and causes internal bleeding and organ failure, spreading through contact with infected people.
    (AP, 6/23/14)

2014        Jul 8, The World Health Organization (WHO) said fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3.
    (Reuters, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 11, The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 44 new cases of Ebola including 21 deaths. 539 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone have been attributed to the outbreak.
    (AP, 7/14/14)

2014        Jul 22, In Sierra Leone Sheik Umar Khan (39), the head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola, was reported to have caught the disease. Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, 632 people have died from the illness according to the latest WHO report.
    (Reuters, 7/23/14)

2014        Jul 25, The World Health Organization the death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000. In Guinea fatalities reached 314, with 127 in Liberia and 219 in Sierra Leone.
    (AFP, 7/25/14)

2014        Jul 30, Guinea officials said at least 33 people have died in a stampede following a rap concert  on a beach in Conakry.
    (SFC, 7/31/14, p.A7)

2014        Jul 31, The World Health Organization said the deaths of 57 more people from Ebola in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the epidemic to 729, including 339 in Guinea, 156 in Liberia and 233 in Sierra Leone.
    (AFP, 7/31/14)

2014        Aug 1, The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone agreed to a $100 million emergency action plan to beef the response to Ebola.
    (AFP, 8/2/14)

2014        Aug 4, The World Bank said that it would provide up to $200 million to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the west African nations contain the deadly outbreak.
    (AP, 8/4/14)

2014        Aug 9, Guinea announced the closure of its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola.
    (Reuters, 8/9/14)

2014        Aug 13, Guinea declared a public health emergency over an Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people in three West African states and is sending health workers to all affected border points.
    (Reuters, 8/14/14)

2014        Aug 14, The UN health agency said the death toll from the worst outbreak of Ebola in four decades had now climbed to 1,069 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The WHO said the scale of the Ebola epidemic has been vastly underestimated and that "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the killer disease.
    (AFP, 8/15/14)

2014        Aug 19, Air France said some of its flight crews were refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak.
    (AFP, 8/19/14)

2014        Aug 21, Senegal closed its land border with Guinea as part of intensifying efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people since March in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
    (AFP, 8/22/14)

2014        Aug 22, Ivory Coast closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbors Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory.
    (Reuters, 8/23/14)

2014        Aug 28, In Guinea riots broke out in the remote southeastern city of Nzerekore over rumors that health workers had infected people with Ebola.
    (Reuters, 8/29/14)

2014        Aug 29, Senegal’s Ministry of Health said a man infected with Ebola has traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people. Senegal's first case was a student (21) from Guinea.
    (AP, 8/29/14)(Reuters, 8/29/14)

2014        Aug 30, In Guinea a curfew was imposed in N'Zerekore after two days of protests by market stall holders against a team of health workers sent, without notice, to spray their market with disinfectant. Clashes left at least 55 people wounded.
    (AFP, 8/30/14)

2014        Sep 16, In Guinea a team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to Womey village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. A group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing 8 of them.
    (AP, 9/19/14)

2014        Oct 11, Ten people died and a dozen were missing after a small boat collided with a ship off Guinea's southern coast and capsized.
    (AP, 10/11/14)

2014        Oct 20, China was reported to have donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst affected by the Ebola virus.
    (AP, 10/20/14)

2014        Oct 24, China's president pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
    (AP, 10/24/14)

2014        Oct 30, The World Bank said it was immediately providing $100 million to support the deployment of more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.
    (AFP, 10/30/14)

2014        Nov 8, The African Union, African Development Bank and regional business leaders meeting in in Ethiopia announced a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak.
    (AFP, 11/9/14)

2014        Nov 14, Senegal partially reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.
    (AFP, 11/15/14)

2014        Nov 21, Guinean authorities publicly appealed on national radio to unidentified robbers to hand over blood samples that were stolen from a minibus taxi during its 265-km (165-mile) trek from central Kankan prefecture to an Ebola test site in southern Gueckedou.
    (AP, 11/21/14)

2014        Nov 28, British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as France's Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic. France has pledged 100 million euros ($125 million) in the fight against the epidemic focusing its efforts on Guinea.
    (AFP, 11/28/14)

2014        Dec 20, The World Health Organization said the death toll from Ebola in Guinea (1,550), Liberia (3,346) and Sierra Leone (2,477), the three worst-affected countries in West Africa, has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there.
    (Reuters, 12/20/14)

2014        Guinea’s GDP per person was $530.
    (Econ, 12/6/14, p.79)

2015        Jan 2, The World Health Organization said deaths last year from Ebola had reached 7,989 with 2,827 from Sierra Leone, 3,423 from Liberia and 1,739 from Guinea.
    (SFC, 1/3/15, p.A2)

2015        Jan 23, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have recorded falling numbers of new Ebola cases for four successive weeks.
    (SFC, 1/24/15, p.A2)

2015        Jan 26, Senegal reopened its land border with Guinea, pointing to the "significant efforts" of its neighbor in fighting an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.
    (AFP, 1/26/15)

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