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7 Facts about Guinea
Let’s talk about Guinea. First and foremost, there are four countries that contain the name Guinea: 3 in Africa and one in Oceania. Why? Because Europeans called a big chunk of West Africa simply Guinea and the 3 modern African countries are in that region. And the Oceanian Papua New Guinea got its name because Europeans thought the people there look like the people from Guinea. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Guinea. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The region was called Guinea broadly when it was first "discovered" by Europeans, before the colonization. If you look at the map, Europeans had already started to name specific parts of "Guinea" individually: Gold Coast , Wheat Coast, Slave Coast, Ivory Coast, etc. When Europeans were first exploring western Africa, they gave broad regional names. Specifics got filled in later. 2. The Niger River, which starts in the densely forested southeast highlands of Guinea, is the principal river of western Africa. It is the third longest river of Africa. Its name possibly comes from the Tuareg phrase 'her n gheren', meaning 'river of rivers'. This name, shortened to ngher, is a local name used along the middle stretch of the river near Timbuktu, Mali. 3. The land that is now Guinea belonged to a series of African empires until France colonized it in the 1890s, and made it part of French West Africa. Guinea declared its independence from France on 2 October 1958. From independence until the presidential election of 2010, Guinea was governed by a number of autocratic rulers. 4. Conakry, the capital of Guinea, is apparently one of the wettest capitals in the world with an incredible 3.7 metres of rain per year! 5. Guinea boasts of spectacular landscape with lush and verdant rainforests and plenty of wildlife in the south. The waterfall-rich Fouta Djalon Plateau in the west has breathtaking scenery. 6. The country of Guinea has vast amounts of mineral and agricultural resources, containing approximately 25% of the world’s bauxite reserves, a major component of aluminium. But Guinea's poorly developed infrastructure and rampant corruption ranks the country as the 182nd least developed nation out of 188. 7. The literacy rate of Guinea is one of the lowest in the world: in 2010 it was estimated that only 41% of adults were literate. Primary education is compulsory for 6 years, but most children do not attend for so long, and many do not go to school at all. Children, particularly girls, are kept out of school in order to assist their parents with domestic work or agriculture, or to be married: Guinea has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. More Info: https://cherry-call.co.uk/blog/18-glorious-facts-about-guinea/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea Music: Teknoaxe – Technopop 7b https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Location_Guinea_AU_Africa.svg/2000px-Location_Guinea_AU_Africa.svg.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Negroland_and_Guinea_with_the_European_Settlements,_1736.jpg http://answersafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Niger_River.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Boat_on_Niger_River.jpg https://weaponsandwarfare.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/mapaoflarge.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cHuU4VM.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Conakry.jpg/1200px-Conakry.jpg http://www.africaguinee.com/sites/default/files/field/image/14045116_10205319713512396_1013187810_o.jpg https://euanritchie.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/png_rainforest_1248x772.jpg http://www.writerbobmartin.com/travel/images/rf_lianas.jpg http://devpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Ok-Tedi-mine-2.jpg https://financialtribune.com/sites/default/files/field/image/ordi/07_AH_Guinea%20Bauxite%201156-ab.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Guinea_children.jpg https://guineakids.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/img_23581.jpg Intro image: http://www.branchy.com/photos/africa/2004. Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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Geography Now! Guinea
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À l'occasion du 60ème anniversaire de la république de Guinée, SEB Creative Agency et Elite Digital Studio ont livré une performance vidéo mapping inédite sur la façade de l'Assemblée Nationale De Guinée prenant ainsi part aux préparatifs des festivités.
PIWA Trains West African Journalists to Blog
In October 2008, the Panos Institute West Africa organised a capacity building workshop for journalists on information about extractive industries. One of the modules of the training was how to use blogs to follow issues on extractive industries which may not neccessarily be the interests of their media organisations but could be a window to voice the experiences and concerns of local people on the issue.
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