Guinea, West Africa Information

Guinea, West Africa Information Online

See also: Guinea news

African Online Digital Library
Project of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. Includes - Representing Pulaar Digitally, Sampling from L'Institut Fondemental d'Afrique Noire, IFAN (historical photographs),

Afromix - Guinea
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.

Anglican Diocese of Guinea
Has a short history of the Anglican Church in Guinea.

Les Ballets Africains, National Dance Company of the Rep. of Guinea - Facebook Page
Formed in Paris in 1952 by distinguished Guinean choreographer, Keita Fodeba.  The company is managed by World Music Productions Inc., Wisconsin. [KF]

Barry, Boubacar
Collection Boubacar BarryIn 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.
Contents include: Histoire de la r?gion de Bok?, Monographie du Rio Numez, Par l'Administrateur J. FIGAROL. D'avril 1911 ? 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 - Guinea: Unstoppable Exodus
"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.

Benezet, Anthony - Some Historical Account of Guinea, Its Situation, Produce, and the General Disposition of Its Inhabitants and An Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Slave Trade, Its Nature and Lamentable Effects
Originally published (Philadelphia, 1771. c. 200 pages). Full text. From Project Gutenberg.

Bibliothèque nationale de France. Gallica
France's National Library has full text primary sources online such as -

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) - Guinea
Data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition.

Études africaines en France
Directory of African Studies researchers in France. Find scholars working on Guinea. Has a database, HAL-SHS (Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société), of open access French research on Africa - articles, conference papers, book chapters, theses.

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)
Guinea Country Profile
Reports such as the Status of Digital Agriculture in 47 Sub-Saharan African Countries364 pages in PDF
FAOLEX has policies, legislation on agriculture, climate, fisheries, forestry, water, etc.  

Human Rights Watch - Guinea Reports

Human Rights Watch - Guinea: Opponents’ Deaths In Detention
March 17, 2021.

Human Rights Watch - Guinea: Upcoming Election Significant, Challenging
June 25, 2010 report.

Human Rights Watch - Guinea: Witnesses Describe Security Force Excesses
2010 report.

International Crisis Group - Guinea
Independent organization working to prevent wars. Based in Brussels, Belgium.

International Foundation for Election Systems, IFES
Has basic information on Guinea from Cambridge Factfinder and information on the Dec. 1998 presidential election from CNN. Based in Washington, D.C. Has some issues of their printed journal, Elections Today, from 1990 + with articles on African elections. Their Elections Calendar lists past and forthcoming elections worldwide. They have an extensive publications program.

International Monetary Fund - Guinea
Statistical Appendices, Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report (2004), and other full text reports.

Internet Archive
Founded by Brewster Kahle, archives web pages from state archives and university libraries, older books. Find archived pages from the Africa Union, Doctors Without Borders, etc.  Has full text books such as Histoire de la Guinée Française : rivières du sud, Fouta-Dialo, région du sud du Soudan. By André Arcin. Paris : A. Challamel, 1911. 780 pages.

Mande Studies Association
"...a multidisciplinary group with interests in the Mande region of West Africa." Has the membership directory, the MANSA Newsletter, photographs taken by members, etc.

Omni Resources -  Guinea Maps
Sells maps (soils, physical, topographic) of Guinea. Also sells continent and regional maps (minerals, oil and gas, geologic, travel, political).  Based in Burlington, North Carolina.

Requires a subscription for access. Some libraries suscribe. TheBibliothèque nationale de France provides online access to French news published 1631 - 1950.
Has for example -

  • La Dépêche coloniale (Paris). Journal quotidien. 28 juillet 1896 - 28 mai 1937
  • which was superseded by
  • France-Outre-mer (Paris). 5 juin 1937 - 7 juin 1940

Small Arms Survey
Has reports such as Arms Monitoring in Guinea.

In French and English. Business directory for Guinea. Connects buyers and sellers.

Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée
In French. Political party founded in 1991. Its candidate for the Sept. 2010 Presidential Election was Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Union des Forces Républicaines, UFR
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.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Guinea
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Guinea
2021 Report.
2020 Report.

United States. Embassy. Guinea

Women Writers and African Literatures - Guinea
About Guinean literature in general, it's women writers (Bald? de Lab?, Nadine Bari, Kesso Barry, Koumanthio Zeinab Diallo), has a short bibliography. From the University of Western Australia/Department of French Studies. Site is also in French.

World Music Network
Has a page on Guinea music - Guinea: Move Over Mali. The World Music Network was founded in 1994 by Phil Stanton and Sandra Alayón-Stanton. " WMN comprises of four labels; Riverboat Records, Rough Guides, Introducing and Think Global."  Based in the U.K.  [KF]