The Human Truth Foundation

Guinea (Republic of Guinea)

https://www.humantruth.info/guinea.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#guinea

Guinea
Republic of Guinea
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index165th best
CapitalConakry
Land Area 245 720km21
LocationAfrica
Population12.4m2
Life Expectancy58.89yrs (2017)3
GNI$2 481 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesGN, GIN, 3245
Internet Domain.gn6
CurrencyFranc (GNF)7
Telephone+2248

1. Overview

Guinea has had a history of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen. CONTE (head of the military government) was elected president of the civilian government. He was reelected in 1998 and again in 2003, though all the polls were marred by irregularities. History repeated itself in December 2008 when following President CONTE's death, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and evacuated to Morocco and subsequently to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE held democratic elections in 2010 and Alpha CONDE was elected president in the country's first free and fair elections since independence. CONDE in July 2011 survived an attack on his residence allegedly perpetrated by the military. In October 2012, he announced a cabinet reshuffle that removed three members of the military from their positions, making the current administration Guinea's first all-civilian government.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverNeglected infrastructure makes travelling here a challenge, but Guinea is a country of untapped potential, both for the traveller and for its resilient inhabitants. Imagine you´re travelling on a smooth highway, and then get tempted by a tiny, dusty turn-off into rugged terrain, where surprising beauty and treacherous vistas define the route. Guinea is that turn-off.

Guinea could be a West African paradise. With a strong self-reliant streak and with almost half of the world´s bauxite reserves, post-colonial Guinea had all the ingredients for success. As a traveller destination, its future looked similarly assured with a vibrant capital, world-class musical scene and beautiful scenery in the interior. Sadly it hasn´t quite worked out that way. Decades of dictatorial rule have left Guinea´s long-suffering people still dreaming of a prosperous future that should have begun decades ago.

Yet, this is a country blessed with amazing landscapes. Nature lovers can lose themselves on long hikes past plunging waterfalls, proud hills and tiny villages, or track ele-phants through virgin rainforest. And while Guinea is not famed for its beaches, those it does have are stunning, and often deserted.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Guinea National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
179Congo, DR0.479
180Afghanistan0.478
181Sierra Leone0.477
182Guinea0.465
183Yemen0.455
184Burkina Faso0.449
185Mozambique0.446
186Mali0.428
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
167Lesotho$2 700
168Tanzania$2 664
169Solomon Islands$2 482
170Guinea$2 481
171Ethiopia$2 361
172Rwanda$2 210
173Uganda$2 181
174Gambia$2 172
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
162Mozambique115.0
163Myanmar (Burma)115.4
164Pakistan115.7
165Guinea116.0
166Solomon Islands116.2
167Haiti116.3
168Swaziland116.5
169Liberia116.6
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Guinea's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Guinea's population is predicted to rise to 15.95 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 5.08. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
71Chad15.5m
72Somalia15.0m
73Zimbabwe14.4m
74Guinea12.4m
75Rwanda12.3m
76Tunisia11.6m
77Benin11.5m
78Belgium11.5m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
160Guinea-Bissau4.92
161Yemen4.98
162Equatorial Guinea5.02
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
166Angola5.19
167Rwanda5.30
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
24Burundi05.9
25=Liberia05.9
26Iraq06.0
27=Guinea06.1
27=Guinea-Bissau06.1
27=Lesotho06.1
27=Kenya06.1
31S. Sudan06.2
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
152Sao Tome & Principe1.1%
153Congo, DR1.1%
154Bosnia & Herzegovina1.1%
155Guinea1.0%
156Iraq1.0%
157Mexico0.9%
158Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%
159Zambia0.9%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
106Ivory Coast5.4%
107Switzerland5.4%
108Malaysia5.3%
109Guinea5.2%
110Turkmenistan5.0%
111Mozambique5.0%
112Senegal5.0%
113Iraq4.9%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Guinea's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Africa (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1S. Africa56.1
2Seychelles66.7
3Namibia69.4
...
31Libya114.8
32Congo, (Brazzaville)115.0
33Cameroon115.2
34Guinea116.5
35Ethiopia116.7
36Guinea-Bissau117.0
37Gambia117.2
38Liberia117.8
39Central African Rep.121.0
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
145Congo, (Brazzaville)115.0
146Cameroon115.2
147St Lucia116.0
148Guinea116.5
149Ethiopia116.7
150Guinea-Bissau117.0
151Gambia117.2
152Liberia117.8
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
78Turkmenistan17
79=Turkey17
79=Morocco17
79=Guinea17
79=Russia17
79=Armenia17
84Egypt16
85=Togo16
Africa Avg14.8
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
47Mauritius7.09
48Australia7.31
49Brazil7.36
50Guinea7.43
51Finland7.49
52Togo7.50
53Iraq7.55
54New Zealand7.56
Africa Avg9.88
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
146=Chad146
146=Pakistan146
148Zimbabwe148
149Guinea149
150Angola150
151Congo, DR151
152Algeria152
153Myanmar (Burma)153
Africa Avg114.2
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
82Togo2845
83Greece2846
84Kosovo2847
85Guinea2849
86Bulgaria2858
87Madagascar2862
88Gabon2869
89Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2872
Africa Avg3511
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
137Philippines0.77
138=Libya0.77
138=Nigeria0.77
140Guinea0.78
141Greece0.79
142Congo, (Brazzaville)0.80
143Macedonia0.87
144Swaziland0.88
Africa Avg0.96
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 summary on human rights in Guinea stated:

The rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly were violated. Members of civil society who expressed criticism over the political transitional period were arbitrarily arrested and detained. Protesters were killed during protests by members of the defence and security forces. The trial about the 28 September 2009 massacre opened, 13 years after the events. Victims of sexual violence continued to be denied appropriate medical and psychological care and faced obstacles to justice.

"The State of the World's Human Rights 2022/23" by Amnesty International (2023)24

Gender Equality:

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including Guinea and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.

See:

Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
118=Chad1958
118=Nigeria1958
118=Burkina Faso1958
118=Guinea1958
122Madagascar1959
123=Tunisia1959
123=Tanzania1959
125Tonga1960
Africa Avg1961
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
25
Pos.2017
Score25
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
183=Kuwait-37
183=Algeria-37
185Tunisia-39
186=Guinea-39
186=Cameroon-39
186=Senegal-39
189Libya-42
190=Morocco-42
Africa Avg-10.4
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
26
Pos.202126
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
137Tanzania3.5
138=Guyana3.5
138=Equatorial Guinea3.5
138=Guinea3.5
138=Burundi3.5
138=Suriname3.5
138=Kazakhstan3.5
138=Papua New Guinea3.5
Africa Avg3.1
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Guinea's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
16Egypt101.8
17=Ghana101.8
18Comoros102.1
19=Guinea104.5
19=Malawi104.5
21Lesotho106.3
22Botswana106.5
23Tanzania107.5
24Mauritania107.6
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
135=Afghanistan103.8
136Romania104.1
137=Tonga104.1
138Guinea104.5
139=Malawi104.5
140Bulgaria105.5
141Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
142Lesotho106.3
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives28. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau28.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean28, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa28.

For more, see:

Health:

Guinea is a pretty unhealthy country. Guinea does the best in terms of its smoking rate29. It does better than average when it comes to its alcohol consumption rate30 and in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance31 (one of the best in Africa). Guinea does not succeed in everything, however. Guinea falls into the worst 20 in its fertility rate13, its adolescent birth rate32 (amongst the worst in Africa), its immunizations take-up33 and in its average life expectancy11. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Guinea in 1990 was 47yrs, much lower than the global average of 64.6. It improved by +12.7yrs in the 30 years from then, much better than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
190Somalia55.3
191S. Sudan55.0
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
30
Pos.2016
Per Capita30
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
29=Vanuatu1.0
30Papua New Guinea1.2
31=Eritrea1.3
31=Guinea1.3
31=Mali1.3
34Solomon Islands1.4
35=Tonga1.5
35=Lebanon1.5
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
160Guinea-Bissau4.92
161Yemen4.98
162Equatorial Guinea5.02
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
166Angola5.19
167Rwanda5.30
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
29
Pos.201429
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
4Uganda 41
5Rwanda 53
6Samoa 54
7Congo, DR 74
8Ethiopia 76
9Vanuatu 76
10Guyana 77
11Suriname 79
12Malawi 80
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
57Slovenia57
58Morocco58
59Cyprus59
60Guinea60
61Sierra Leone61
62Honduras62
63Lebanon63
64Lithuania64
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better34
Pos.2016
%34
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
22Kenya25.5
23Central African Rep.26.2
24Mozambique26.4
25Guinea26.6
26Equatorial Guinea26.7
27=Comoros27.1
27=Bhutan27.1
29Japan27.2
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
32
Pos.2015
Per 100032
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
178Chad133.5
179Ivory Coast135.5
180Malawi136.2
181Mozambique139.7
182Guinea140.6
183Angola164.3
184Mali174.6
185Niger202.4
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
33
Pos.2015
Avg %33
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
183Papua New Guinea66.3
184Haiti65.7
185Vanuatu65.5
186Guinea63.3
187Syria62.4
188Ukraine55.2
189Chad52.5
190Nigeria50.0
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Guinea's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
4Uganda58.8
5Morocco60.4
6=Tunisia61.0
7Mauritius62.3
8Guinea63.5
9Burkina Faso64.3
10Ethiopia64.8
11=Egypt66.6
12Nigeria69.2
13Ivory Coast70.5
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)35
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank35
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
33Indonesia62.4
34S. Korea62.8
35Fiji63.3
36Guinea63.5
37New Zealand63.8
38Luxembourg64.2
39Burkina Faso64.3
40Cuba64.7
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Regarding its responsibility towards the environment, Guinea is positioned 36th in the world. This rank is calculated from 5 data sets. Guinea performs the best in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity. It does better than average in terms of annual meat consumption per person36. And finally, it does worse than average when it comes to the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population37, its environmental performance38 and in its forested percent change 1990-201539.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
39
Pos.2015
%39
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
141Venezuela-10.3
142Guinea-Bissau-11.0
143Senegal-11.5
144Guinea-12.4
145Mozambique-12.5
146Bolivia-12.8
147Dominica-13.3
148Liberia-15.2
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
38
Pos.201838
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
131Bhutan47.2
132Vietnam47.0
133Indonesia46.9
134Guinea46.6
135Mozambique46.4
136Uzbekistan45.9
137Chad45.3
138Myanmar (Burma)45.3
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
1=Vanuatu1993 Dec 29
1=Papua New Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Mexico1993 Dec 29
1=Armenia1993 Dec 29
1=Ecuador1993 Dec 29
1=Fiji1993 Dec 29
1=Canada1993 Dec 29
1=Monaco1993 Dec 29
1=Maldives1993 Dec 29
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better37
Pos.2011
%37
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
89Australia31.8%
90Austria31.8%
91Azerbaijan31.7%
92Guinea31.2%
93Slovakia31.1%
94Guyana30.1%
95Egypt30.1%
96Macedonia30.1%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
36
Pos.2021
kg36
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
24Guinea-Bissau14.7
25Djibouti14.8
26Benin15.6
27Guinea16.7
28Gambia16.7
29Timor-Leste (E. Timor)17.2
30Nepal17.3
31Solomon Islands17.4
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Guinea's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
45Central African Rep.146.3
46Equatorial Guinea149.3
47Chad150.6
48Niger151.0
49Guinea157.5
50Comoros160.5
51S. Sudan164.0
52Sierra Leone167.8
53Eritrea193.5
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)40
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank40
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
198Niger151.0
199Solomon Islands152.7
200Haiti153.8
201Guinea157.5
202Comoros160.5
203S. Sudan164.0
204Sierra Leone167.8
205Eritrea193.5
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In 1990, education in Guinea was woefully short - the average person could expect just 2.6 years, just over a quarter of the global average. 41

Secondary Education
Higher is better
42
Pos.201842
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
162Mali13.1%
163Papua New Guinea12.5%
164Bhutan12.0%
165Guinea11.7%
166Burundi9.3%
167Burkina Faso8.8%
168Niger6.6%
169Chad6.0%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
43
Pos.2021
Years43
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
169Honduras10.1
170Nigeria10.1
171Congo, DR9.8
172Guinea9.8
173Equatorial Guinea9.7
174Haiti9.7
175Ethiopia9.7
176Sierra Leone9.6
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
93Trinidad & Tobago93
94Malawi94
95Mexico95
96Guinea96
97St Vincent & Grenadines97
98Zimbabwe98
99Panama99
100Laos100
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better44
Pos.200644
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
124=Burkina Faso68
124=Somalia68
124=Angola68
127Guinea67
128=Liberia67
128=Haiti67
130Gambia66
131=Zimbabwe66
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
45
Pos.201645
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
194Myanmar (Burma)3%
195Sierra Leone2%
196Niger2%
197Guinea2%
198Somalia2%
199Burundi2%
200Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1%
201Eritrea1%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
46
Pos.2022
%46
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
12=Czechia48.0
12=Nigeria48.0
12=Thailand48.0
15Guinea47.0
16=UK47.0
16=Brazil47.0
16=UAE47.0
16=Philippines47.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
47
Pos.2022
Points47
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
144Madagascar26.0
145=Cameroon26.0
145=Uganda26.0
147Guinea25.0
148=Bangladesh25.0
148=Iran25.0
150Central African Rep.24.0
151=Lebanon24.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In 2006, Guinea began to be included in the Corruption Perception Index, entering at 4th-worst.

Happiness
Higher is better
48
Pos.2018
Score48
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
137Sudan4.1
138Ukraine4.1
139Togo4.0
140Guinea4.0
141Lesotho3.8
142Angola3.8
143Madagascar3.8
144Zimbabwe3.7
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
129Sierra Leone129
130Bangladesh130
131Kazakhstan131
132Guinea132
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)133
134Mali134
135Chad135
136Saudi Arabia136
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
91Guinea-Bissau91
92Burundi92
93Mozambique93
94Guinea94
95Ivory Coast95
96Peru96
97Libya97
98Czechia98
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
49
Pos.2023
Score49
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
124=Uganda2.30
124=Zimbabwe2.30
126India2.31
127Guinea2.36
128Burundi2.39
129Haiti2.40
130S. Africa2.41
131USA2.45
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
119Angola119
120Ivory Coast120
121Kyrgyzstan121
122Guinea122
123Israel123
124Malta124
125Burundi125
126Barbados126
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
120Egypt120
121Colombia121
122Honduras122
123Guinea123
124Congo, (Brazzaville)124
125Swaziland125
126Madagascar126
127Benin127
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
50
Pos.2019
Score50
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
48Azerbaijan0.70
49Czechia0.87
50Denmark0.96
51Guinea0.97
52Honduras0.99
53=Vietnam1.00
53=Montenegro1.00
55Taiwan1.01
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better51
Pos.201951
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
164Mauritania30.00
165Togo30.50
166Niger30.90
167Guinea31.30
168=Burkina Faso32.00
168=Angola32.00
170Haiti32.20
171Guinea-Bissau32.30
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better52
Pos.2017
%52
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
45Pakistan33.5
46Armenia33.6
47=Palestine33.7
47=Guinea33.7
47=Jordan33.7
50Luxembourg33.8
51=Sierra Leone34.0
51=Tajikistan34.0
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better53
Pos.2018
Severity53
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
85Nigeria.291
86Sierra Leone.297
87Liberia.320
88Guinea.336
89Benin.368
90Guinea-Bissau.372
91Congo, DR.389
92Burundi.403
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion

Disbelief In God (2007)54
Pos.Higher is better
%54
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
107=Malaysia0
107=Haiti0
107=Iraq0
107=Guinea0
107=Ghana0
107=Jordan0
107=Gambia0
107=Kenya0
107=Ethiopia0
107=Afghanistan0
107=Egypt0
107=Liberia0
107=Libya0
107=Ivory Coast0
107=Pakistan0
107=Niger0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below55:

Christian10.9%
Muslim84.4%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion2.7%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated1.8%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%56.

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