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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 After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings.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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The situation resulted into fist fights between residents of the towns after Wornukai's Town Chief Moses Darkermue allegedly granted a portion of the land to some Guinean nationals to settle in Liberia.
Moreover, the project aligns with the West African Power Pool (WAPP) programme that aims to provide electricity supply and facilitate cross-border power exchange, said senior officials at the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea's National Dispatch Centre held in the presence of Guinean President Alpha Conde and Prime Minister Mamady Youla.
If the upheaval brought about by War failed to result in an immediate change in policy following some ideational change, there is little doubt that the changes caused at least some Papua New Guineans who were caught up in the War to question their status and relationship with their erstwhile colonial masters.
While as a matter of government policy, the Government of Guinea does not encourage or facilitate illegal activity associated with drug trafficking, corruption is prevalent throughout all elements of the Guinean government.
The following brief, panoramic view of Equatorial Guinean literature shows that many writers revisit key places and spaces of the past and present (material and nonmaterial) to give sense to the fragmented collective memory of Equatorial Guineans.
Earlier evidence from the same team indicated that New Guineans and residents of neighboring Bougainville Island inherited 4 to 6 percent of their DNA from Denisovans.
He claims that for Upper Guineans, the Middle Passage was not a deculturing experience, as E.
In Chapter Seven, "Exiles Stay at Home," Ugarte interrogates the notion of "inner exile," suggesting that the repressive regime of Macias coupled with the dictatorial history of Spanish colonizers provided the impetus for an anticolonial literature to emerge among Equatorial Guineans who migrated as well as those who did not leave the country.
As the course of World War II placed increasing labour demands on Papua and New Guinea, the mass employment of Papua New Guineans became vital to the allied war effort.
I spent two weeks in Guinea at the time researching a report for Partnership Africa Canada, and I reported then that Guineans themselves appeared to be confused.
The African Union Commission condemned the "indiscriminate firing on unarmed civilians", and urged Guinean officials to respect freedom of expression and assembly.