Promotes Afro-Caribbean music. Discographies of music by Artists, Countries,
Styles, Instruments, Labels, Years. Links to related sites and sites selling
CDs and videos. Site owned by Fabrice Gaillard of Paris, France. http://www.afromix.org/static/disco/pays/guinee/index.fr.html
In French. (Historical
writings on the Futa Jalon from the collection of Professor Boubacar Barry.
Digitized by the West African Research Center, Dakar Senegal). From the African
Online Digital Library, a project
of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. http://www.aodl.org/barry.php
Histoire de la région de Boké. Monographie
du Rio Numez.
J. FIGAROL. D'avril 1911 à fin 1912. 117 pages, in MS Word. "Located in
the mountains of today's Guinea Conakry,.....,
the Futa became an Islamic state (using the expression Almamate, from
"imam") over the course of the 18th century as Fulbe (Fulani) lineages
mobilized their supporters against a variety of Mandinka chiefdoms
who had dominated the area."
Rapport sur l'Expédition de la Haute Gambie. Author unknown. Publication
date unknown. 44 pages, in MS Word.
"BBC News Online's Joseph Winter is tracing the route of an African
migrant, Billy, who made it to Europe after a long and
dangerous journey across the Sahara. Here, in the first of five articles,
he visits Billy's home region of Fouta Djalon, Guinea,
which has seen many of its men leave for the West." Includes photographs
of Life in northern Guinea. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3568329.stm
Site of musician husband-and-wife-team, Kocassale (Koca) Dioubate (from Guinea) & Aimee Epp. Offers workshops, background on Mandingo music, history of the Djembe, Griot culture.
Origins, photographs, sound samples of musical instruments from West Africa - Kora, Bolon, Ngoni, Koni, Bada, Balafon.
Sells musical instruments including Djembe drums. Supports NGOs in Gambia and Guinea. Based in Vancouver, Canada. http://www.therootsofrhythm.com
Provides country rankings, on-line presentations and a mapping component,
risk assessments, regional conflict analysis, early warning research, and
open-source data, measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political
instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic
stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and
international linkages. "Our database currently includes statistical
data measures for over hundred performance indicators for 196 countries,
spanning fifteen years. These indicators are drawn from a variety of open
sources." Statistics for African countries are sometimes not available.
Has, in Adobe pdf, the ful text of Conflict Risk Assessment Report: West
Africa: Mano River Union and Senegambia (01/04/2002) 369K; Democratic
Republic of Congo: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 25K; Sierra
Leone: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 35K. http://www.carleton.ca/cifp/
In French. Independent body, established by law, to conduct elections. "la CENI prend part à la conception, l'organisation, la prise de décision et l'exécution, depuis l'inscription sur les listes électorales jusqu'à la proclamation des résultats provisoires." Lists the political parties. Links to party web sites. Based in Conakry, Guinea. http://www.ceniguinee.org/
"On August 2, 1999, two illegal passengers were found frozen to
death in the luggage compartment of a Sabena aeroplane. The two passengers
from Guinea...were 14 and 15 years old. The boys brought a letter
with them, directed to the leaders of Europe. In this letter they ask Europe
to give their help to Africa. Based on the accounts of those who knew the
boys, this film tells the story they can no longer tell themselves."
Site of Netherlands Public Broadcasting,
the umbrella organisation of the Dutch public broadcasting companies. NPB
also distributes Guinea-Bissau Youth, a film about children
from Guinea-Bissau. "They are penniless, but by no means low on ideas.
We follow a group of boys preparing for the most important thing in their
lives, the carnival parade. We see how children make the most fantastic
toys from worthless materials." http://www.nossales.nl/
Education Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Has country education profiles for Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Full text reports such as
Schooling in Guinea (111 p.), Household Demand for Schooling in Ghana (83 p.), Support for Education Decentralisation in Ghana (51 p.). Questionnaires. "
DHS EdData is an education data collection activity supported by USAID and implemented by ORC Macro in conjunction with the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. It is designed to provide accurate and timely data for education policy and program planning,..." [KF] http://www.dhseddata.com/
A discussion list and web site on the "musical culture of West Africa.
Emphasis is upon the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire."
Site offers videos, books, CDs for sale, has past messages, and a directory
of teachers and master drummers. http://www.drums.org/djembefaq/index.htm
In French. "créées en Juin 1992. Le catalogue de ses publications comporte des ouvrages touchant les domaines du manuel scolaire, de la littérature enfantine et de jeunesse, de la littérature générale, des beaux livres et des publications en langues nationales." "les Editions Ganndal coordonnent les activités du REPROLIG (Réseau des professionnels Guinéens du Livre) et sont également membre actif du réseau des éditeurs africains (APNET)." Part of the site seems to have been hijacked. Based in Conakry, Guinea. http://www.editionsganndal.com/
In English and French. "Guinea risks becoming West Africa's next failed state. Its economy is faltering, the government has nearly ceased to provide services, and in 2004, there were isolated uprisings in at least eight towns and cities in all regions of the country." http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3509&l=1
Full-text of the book, in French. Part of the Camp Boiro
Memorial site which is part of WebGuinee maintained by AfriQ*Access, Inc.,
a privately held, Washington, DC-based digital communications and information
Subtitle: "How scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease
are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet." Full-text
of the article from The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994. Uses examples
from West Africa (Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea) and other countries.
Film by Guinean, Mohamed Camara. "Minka" tells the story of
the friendship between two children, Minka and Kany...The film, that won
a prize for the best short film at the Dunkirk festival 1995, is a homage
to youth. Youth, the maker says, has the future and represents the hope
of a people. " http://www.iffrotterdam.nl/FFR/96/cat/page/get/f28556a.shtml
In French. Commentary by, Aliou B. Niane, a Guinean national living in
Japan, on Japanese-African relations, perceptions. Includes a directory
of African embassies in Tokyo and links to web pages of other Guineans.
Retrieve citations to journal articles, chapters in monographs,
reports on Guinea published by ORSTOM researchers from
1944 to date. Subjects covered are: Earth Sciences, Human Health, Oceanography
and Hydrobiology, Economics & Social Sciences, Animal & Plant Biology,
Fundamental Sciences & Techniques, Engineering & Information Sciences,
Most publications are in French. Has abstracts for citations. http://www.orstom.fr/services/horizon/macceswww_eng.html
Rassemblement du Peuple de
Site has closed. In French. [Rally for the Guinean People] Political party whose President is Alpha CONDE. Party statutes, documents, history, audio
clips of speeches. http://www.rpg-guinee.com/
Its activities ceased due to the situation in Guinea. "The Institute on Democracy and Rule of Law (l'Institut de Recherche sur la Démocratie et l'État de Droit) (IRDED) was founded in January 2007. It is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan research and educational organization that promotes policies that further democratic principles, the creation of a free society and the establishment of rule of law in West Africa, particularly in Guinea. The Institute is based in Conakry, Guinea." The President of the Board of Directors is Thierno Balde http://www.irded.com/
In French. Journal d'informations Chretiennes Evangeliques de Guinee.
Published by the l'Église Protestante Évangélique de Guinée
(E.P.E.G.), Conakry. Has a directory of AEMEG, Association
des Eglises et Missions Evangéliques de Guinée and of their schools, health
centres, etc. http://www.mirinet.net.gn/lescribe/
Full text of the book. Maps, bibliographies. Edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman. "detailed information on more than 35 armed groups that have destabilized West Africa since 1998" "The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland." http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/books
Includes - Nigeria (oil producing states, Christian-Muslim conflict), northern Mali (Tuareg-Arab, Al-Qaeda influence), Ghana (gun manufacturing), Liberia, Guinea (refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.
retrieves information for Guinea on the investment climate,
economic trends, political environment, commercial overview, trade financing,
travel conditions, etc.
"TradePortTM is a operated [sic] by TradePort Partners, LLC, an international
trade/defense conversion initiative of BAYTRADE, managed by the Bay Area
Economic Forum, and LA TRADE, managed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of
Commerce, with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development
Administration and the State of California Trade & Commerce Agency."
A "progressive junior mining company based in Vancouver, British
Columbia. The company is focused on becoming an intermediate producer of
rough gem quality diamonds...the company is presently bringing the AREDOR
Diamond concession to commercial production. The company's Concession covers
an area of 1000 square kilometers in southeastern Guinea. Historically the
diamonds produced at AREDOR have commanded the highest price per carat of
any mine in the world,..". http://www.trivalence.com/
UNCTAD Trade Point Development Centre (UNTPDC)
To enable "small and medium-sized enterprises to access competitive
trade-related information services worldwide, and to enhance the efficiency
with which they trade with each other." Part of the
United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD.) http://heuristic.gse.rmit.edu.au/untpdc/welcome.html
In French. Liberal party. Party president is Sidya Touré. Party
intends to participate "...à l’exercice de la démocratie
naissante en Guinée avec la motivation inébranlable de sauvegarder
l’intérêt général,..." Party manifesto,
structure, regulations, statutes, history of elections in Guinea, discussion
forum, articles from
Guinea newspapers, photographs. Web site based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Projects of the U.S. government development assistance organization include
publication of comic books by the cartoonist
for Le Lynx newspaper, to promote understanding of land contracts,
liberalization of radio, etc. [KF] http://www.usaid.gov/gn/
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the
Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-g/guinea.html
Lists of individuals or companies "engaging in political activities
for or on behalf of foreign governments, foreign political parties and other
foreign principals." [KF] http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/
U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Guinea
U.S. - Guinea relations. Information on the United States Ambassador, Deputy Chief Of Mission,
United States Information Service - Conakry, United States Agency for International
Development, Peace Corps, holidays. http://conakry.usembassy.gov/
Contains full-text documents, chapters from books on Guinea's history,
government, literature, the economy, army mutiny of 1996, etc. Has Ruth
S. Morgenthau, "Part
Six: Trade Unionists and Chiefs in Guinea" from "Political
parties in French-speaking West Africa" (Oxford: Clarendon Press,
1964.). www.guinee.net resources. Maintained
by AfriQ*Access, Inc., a privately held, Washington, DC-based digital communications
and information company headed by Tierno Bah. http://www.guinee.net/index.html