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Guinea
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1. General Situation

The Republic of Guinea, on the west coast of Africa, was a French colony from 1904 until it gained independence in 1958 under the leadership of the Parti Démocratique de Guinée, the Guinea branch of the Reassemblement Démocratique Africaine (Colonialism). The constitution of 1958 declared Guinea a secular state, with equal rights guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of religion (art. 39). The independence struggle was led by Sékou Touré, who in 1952 became the party’s secre…

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Mbiti, John, “Guinea”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G304>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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