The educational system in Guinea is strongly influenced
by French tradition. The training is free at all levels.
Compulsory six-year undergraduate education begins at the
age of seven. The supplementary education is seven years and
is divided into two levels comprising four and three years.
In 1984, French was introduced as the only language of
instruction, but teaching in the eight local languages has
been reintroduced. Universities are located in Conakry and
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Approximately one in four children get the chance to
start school and many students end prematurely.
Significantly more boys than girls go to school. The reading
and writing skills of the adult population (over 15 years)
were estimated in 2009 to total 39% (51% for men and 28% for
women). In 2008, 19% of government spending went to
In October, MSF reported a high number of infected people
at their Conakry clinics. In November, the WHO announced
that growth had apparently stabilized. There were a high
number of cases, but despite fluctuations it did not seem to
grow. By mid-December, there were 2,416 reported cases in
Guinea, of which 1,525 had died. 42 health workers were also
infected and dead.
Condé was re-elected President in October 2015 with 57.8%
of the vote. There had been some clashes during the election
campaign that had cost 20 lives and hundreds more wounded,
and the opposition had declared in advance that it would not
accept the result. The government had banned the opposition
in advance from conducting demonstrations and several
hundred members of trade unions, parties and NGOs were
arbitrarily arrested in the months leading up to the
election. Condé's main counterpart, Cellou Dalein Diallo,
got 31.4% of the vote. The election was overseen by a large
delegation of election observers from the AU and the EU. The
EU observers reported many irregularities in the process,
even though the result was generally considered "valid".
Fofana resigned as prime minister in December and was
replaced at the post by Mamady Youla.
Conakry, capital of Guinea in West Africa; 1.67 million residents (2014). The
town is located on a 10 km long, narrow peninsula with the city center and deep
water port at the far end of the peninsula and new neighborhoods in the
highlands at the bottom. The center is marked by the harbor's storage areas and
railway tracks; there are large transport time distances due to the elongated
shape of the city. The port handles part of Guinea's bauxite exports, and the
city is especially a trade, administration and service city. The population is
growing strongly due to high immigration from the rest of the country.
Conakry was founded by the French in 1884 on the island of Tombo; the strait
between Tombo and the peninsula has since been filled. The right-angled street
network is preserved in the city center.