often referred to as Guinea-Conakry or Rep. of Guinea, to distinguish it from the other 3 countries that have “Guinea” in their name – Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, and Papua New Guinea – is a country in West Africa, neighbouring 6 countries.
Being a former colony of France – (independent since 1958), the official language of the country is French.
This secular, multi-ethnic country with 24 ethnic groups (Fulani, Mandinka, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle, and Loma being the dominant groups) has a very rich multicultural population – estimated today to be more than 13.5 million over an area of 245,857 square kilometers.
According to Perspective – Userbrooke Canada, the population has grown to 255% in 58 years, and is forecasted to reach over 14 510 429 in 2025.
The Guinean population is relatively young, since 61.6% of Guineans are under 25 years old. This is a huge workforce potential that the current government is not tapping into, rather pushing them to exile.
According to an article published in 2018 by the French magazine “Le Monde”, Guinean nationals are the second asylum seekers in France.
Guinea is strategically located, on the coast of the ocean Atlantic, rich in mineral resources, with one of the most fertile soil for agriculture in Africa. Known as the “château d’eau de l’Afrique” (which means the water tower of Africa ) has some of the most beautiful Landscape you can find anywhere; the greenery and waterfalls, etc. Guinea has unlimited potential to reach as far and as fast as where countries like Singapore, Dubai and China have reached in the last 30 years.
BAH OURY and his team’s objectives are to do exactly that. Some of the areas we want to develop and attract partners to work with us, are:
- Mining (exploitation and transformation)
- Facilitate Entrepreneurship
- Be the HUB for innovation, digital and new technologies, in West Africa, thus attracting the rest of the world for business as is today Dubai, Singapore, China.