October 2 – The Republic of Guinea gains Independence under Sekou Toure

October 2 – The Republic of Guinea gains Independence under Sekou Toure

October 2, 1958: The Republic of Guinea gains Independence under Sekou Toure. Ahmed Sékou Touré was a Guinean political leader and African statesman

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October 2, 1958: The Republic of Guinea gains Independence under Sekou Toure.

Ahmed Sékou Touré was a Guinean political leader and African statesman who became the first President of Guinea, serving from 1958 until his death in 1984.

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