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The Republic of Guinea, a former French colony, gained
independence on October 2nd, 1958.
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Countries neighbouring Guinea are: Guinea
Bissau, Senegal, Mali,
d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra
Coming from Ivory Coast, across the
Nimba Range, you will pass through some of the most traditional of African villages
constructed in small groups of round houses.
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The Mandingos, under Samory Toure, managed to control much of the
interior in the 1880s and, thanks to modern weapons, were able to hold off the French;
The Fulani people live mainly in the Futa Jallon, while the Malinke-
speaking Mandingo group are more concentrated in Upper Guinea.
The coast tends to be the domain of the Susa people.
Guinea by Road
The journey from Ivory Coast is one of
the most interesting in West Africa.
Guinea by Rail
The major rail route is between Conakry and Kankan in the east.
Guinea by Boat
From Conakry, an interesting way to visit Sierra
Leone is by boat, to Freetown.
The people of Guinea are predominantly Muslim.
The Torobde clan of the Fulani helped spread the faith of Islam
throughout Guinea, from the highland areas of the Futa Jallon during the early 18th
century, after the Mandigo rulers in the north and east were coveted by the empires of
Mali and Songhai.
Only those living in the Mossi states continued with their animistic
Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, is built on Tombo
Island and the nearby Kaloum Peninsula.
When in Conakry, visit the National Museum to learn more about the
peoples of Guinea.
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Hotels in Conakry
Hotel Ghi Conakry:
The Grand Hotel de L'Independance is about 20 minutes by foot from the centre of Conakry.
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