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  1. Guinea Main Page
  2. Guinea's Presidents Elected to Several Terms
  3. Liberia's Civil War Takes a Toll on Guinea
  4. Conté's Leadership Is Challenged
  5. Presidential and General Elections Open to Doubt
  6. Ebola Outbreak Kills Hundreds
Liberia's Civil War Takes a Toll on Guinea

Guinea has had ongoing difficulties with its neighbor Liberia, which was embroiled in a long civil war during the 1990s and again in 2000–2003. Guinea had taken sides against rebel leader Charles Taylor in Liberia's civil war and was part of the Nigerian-led ECOMOG forces that intervened in the crisis. As a consequence, President Conté's relations with Taylor remained sour after Taylor became Liberia's president in 1997. The fighting in Liberia spilled over the border into Guinea on several occasions. Sierra Leone's recent civil war also caused problems for neighboring Guinea. Already burdened by an inadequate infrastructure and a weak economy, an influx of nearly 300,000 refugees from Sierra Leone has overwhelmed the country.

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