Located in West Africa, the highlands of Guinea are the source for the Niger, Gambia and Senegal rivers. Ruled by a succession of autocratic regimes since independence, the relatively free elections of 2010 were overshadowed by a subsequent coup attempt and continued political paralysis, with the voting in of a new legislature repeatedly postponed. The human rights situation, while improved, is still problematic, with abuses by security forces, near universal practice of female genital mutilation and high incidence of other forms of violence against women and girls.

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