Guinea: History

  1. 1891

    France declares Guinea a colony.

  2. 1906

    Guinea becomes part of the French West African Federation.

  3. 1958

    Guinea becomes independent.

  4. 1965

    President Ahmed Sekou Toure accuses France of trying to oust him from office and thus breaks off relations with France.

  5. 1990

    The Transitional Council for National Recovery creates a new constitution that establishes a civilian government along with a Supreme Court.

  6. 2009

    The European Union, African Union, and United States impose sanctions after government soldiers open fire on an opposition rally, killing 157 people.


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