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    Guinea : Discover the country's culture

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    Guinea : Discover the country's history

    Historical dates

    12th century: the country is partly encompassed in the Mali Empire. 1461: arrival of the Portuguese people and beginning of the slave trade. 1889: Guinea becomes a French colony, before joining French West Africa, and then the French Sudan.
    1958: independence with Sékou Touré.
    1984: Sékou Touré dies, Lansana Conté becomes the new head of government.
    June 1995: pluralistic legislative elections.
    February 1996: attempt to destabilise President Conté. December 1998: Conté is re-elected.

    Guinea : Stay up to date on the country's holidays and events

    Events

    3rd April: anniversary of the Second Republic, National Day
    25th May: Africa Day.
    27th August: anniversary of Women's Revolt
    2nd October: Republic Day, Independence Day.
    22nd November: 1970 Invasion Day

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