Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1958 by the République de Guinée


Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has almost 246,000 square kilometres and a population of 10,057,975. It forms a crescent by curving from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south. Its northern border is shared with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, the southern one with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. The Niger River's source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Guinea | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 40, Political Rights: 5, Civil Liberties: 5
"By late 2015, the Ebola epidemic, which had its origins in southeast Guinea in late 2013 and soon spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, appeared to be nearing its end. The outbreak killed over 11,000 people across the subregion and seriously damaged Guinea's fragile economy. It also worsened already-strained relations between Guinea's citizens and their government and stoked fear and suspicion among some Guineans, resulting in attacks on health workers and those accused of spreading the virus."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.22, Rank: 149, Personal Freedom: 5.33, Economic Freedom: 5.10, Democracy Index: 3.03
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.10, Rank: 153