Conakry (Sosso: Kɔnakiri) is the capital and largest city of Guinea. Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean and serves as the economic, financial and cultural centre of Guinea. Its population was estimated in 2009 at 1,667,864. Originally situated on Tombo Island, one of the Îles de Los, it has since spread up the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula.
The current population of Conakry is difficult to ascertain, although the U.S. Bureau of African Affairs has estimated it at 2 million. Conakry is thought to contain almost a quarter of the population of Guinea.
According to a legend, the name of the city comes from the fusion of the name "Cona", a wine producer of the Baga people, and the word "nakiri", which means in Sosso the other bank or side.
Conakry was originally settled on the small Tombo Island and later spread to the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula, a 36-kilometer (22mi) long stretch of land 0.2 to 6 kilometers (660 to 19,690ft) wide. The city was essentially founded after Britain ceded the island to France in 1887. In 1885 the two island villages of Conakry and Boubinet had fewer than 500 inhabitants. Conakry became the capital of French Guinea in 1904 and prospered as an export port, particularly after a railway (now closed) to Kankan opened up the interior of the country for the large-scale export of groundnut.
Conakry, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 27th Oct, 2021 ) .Guinea public radio journalists on Tuesday ended a strike begun a week ago to denounce work conditions and being sidelined in favour of television, their union said ...Radio journalists also only have access to two computers and one car, Fancinadouno said.
CONAKRY (Reuters) -Guinea’s military junta said on Friday it would not bow to regional pressure and allow PresidentAlpha Conde, detained since his overthrow on Sept ... Ouattara told Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) at Conakry airport before leaving ... West African leaders leave Guinea after meeting with sanctions-hit junta, in Conakry.
Ouattara told Radio-T�l�vision Guin�enne (RTG) at Conakry airport before leaving, “I met my brother Alpha Conde, who is doing well ... On departing the airport in Conakry, the ECOWAS motorcade passed dozens of pro-junta demonstrators brandishing signs.
Crowds of people celebrated on the streets of Conakry, ...Later, several members of the rebel group entered the studios of the Radio Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) public broadcasting station in Conakry where Doumbaya went on air to announce plans to transition to a new government.
On February 27, police officers arrested Diallo, a sports reporter with Guinea’s public broadcaster Radio Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) and a political commentator on other stations, while he was exercising at a stadium in Conakry, the capital, according to the journalist’s lawyer, Alseny Aissata Diallo, who spoke to CPJ over the phone.
On 17 April, pro-democracy activist Oumar Sylla, alias Foniké Mengué, was arrested outside his house in Conakry, Guinea, by Banditry RepressionBrigade officers ... house in Conakry, Guinea, by Banditry Repression Brigade officers ... a radio show during which he called for protests against the government’s plans for constitutional ... 564 Conakry.
Reporters sans fronti�res (RSF) se r�jouit de la d�cision de justice guin�enne ordonnant la r�ouverture de la radio Continental FM de Conakry qui avait �t� ferm�e par la Haute autorit� de la communication (HAC) ....
Overcrowding and conditions in Guinea’s largest detention facility in Conakry, built for 300 detainees, continued to worsen ... In March, ruling party sympathizers in Conakry, angry at media coverage given to government critics, vandalized the offices of Hadafo Media (home of Espace TV and radio ), throwing stones at the building and destroying cars.
Dans un communiqu� en date du 20 novembre 2018, la Soci�t� des Journalistes(SDJ) de France 24 exprime tout son soutien � notre confr�re Mouctar Bah, correspondant de Radio France International (RFI) � Conakry, qui s'est vu annuler son accr�ditation par les autorit�s guin�ennes ....
CONAKRY, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Four people remain missing after a pirogue, a long and narrow canoe, sank on Wednesday off Kassonyah, a peripheral district of Guinea's capital city Conakry, according to the national radio on Thursday ... .
Thousands have turned out for demonstrations in Conakry, Guinea’s capital, and other major cities, and security forces have responded with tear gas and tanks ... This week, government supporters attacked a building in Conakry housing two radio stations and a television station, and they vandalized cars surrounding the building.