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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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In one of the more interesting articles in this book, Warilea Iamo, a Papua New Guinean anthropologist, says about his experiences as a postgraduate student in the United States:
Paris called on the military government to "show responsibility and to listen to the Guinean people's legitimate aspiration to democratically choose their leaders".
Guinean Authorities are unable to prevent Guinean territory from being used as a storage depot, and transshipment point by international narcotics gangs moving cocaine, amphetamines and heroin to markets predominantly in Europe.
A Guinean rights group has said 157 people were killed and more than 1,200 others wounded when protesters rallied against plans by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, the country's military ruler, to run for president next year.
In the aftermath of the 2009 massacre, it became clearly apparent the failures of Guinean Law Enforcement to adequately and honestly address a counter-narcotics strategy during the summer of 2009 were largely due to the failure of Guinean Law Enforcement to be effective in any arena.
There are credible allegations that Guinean military officials are facilitating drug trafficking through Guinea.
By Christmas, the figure was being put at 6,000, but there are indications that more foreigners mostly Guineans, Senegalese and Nigerians have left since the dawn of the New Year.
Papua New Guineans were expected to step aside on the footpaths or roads at the approach of a white (did this also happen on mission stations, I wonder?
Through its three-day visit, the delegation will hold meetings with Guinean officials of the ministries of foreign affairs, mines, agriculture and health.
What is still lacking, however, is a study of how Melanesian New Guineans perceived Europeans' (97).
The Guinean communication advisors were like sponges.
ER & DS: In your free time you like playing football--forward, if I remember correctly--a pastime you share with your fellow Guineans.