According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Guinea is +224. This code is used when making phone calls to Guinea from other countries. It is also used for international text messages sent to and from Guinea. The area code of Guinea is divided into eight regions, each with its own unique two-digit prefix. These prefixes are used in combination with the seven-digit local numbers to make a nine-digit phone number. For example, if you wanted to call someone in Conakry, the area code would be 30 followed by a seven-digit local number. Different areas may have different calling plans, so it’s important to check with your service provider before making an international call. In addition to providing access to landlines, the area code of Guinea can also be used for mobile phones. Mobile numbers start with a three-digit prefix followed by a six-digit number. For example, if you wanted to call someone in Conakry on their mobile phone, the area code would be 601 followed by a six-digit local number. It’s important to note that some mobile networks require an additional two or three digits after the initial three digits of the prefix; again, it’s best to check with your service provider before making any international calls or sending texts from abroad. To make an international call from within Guinea, dial 00 followed by the country code and then the full nine- or 10-digit phone number you wish to reach; for example, 001 6151234567 for a call to Nashville in Tennessee (country 1 and city 615). When calling within Guinea itself there is no need for an area or country code – simply dial the seven or eight digit local number without any preceding zeros or symbols. Guinea is a republic with a multi-party system. The current president, Alpha Condé, has been in power since 2010 and was re-elected in 2015. His party, the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) is the largest political party in the country. Other major parties include Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), Party of Hope for National Development (PEDN), and Union for Progress and Renewal (UPR). The President’s party has a majority in both houses of Parliament, with the UFDG being the largest opposition party. Political freedoms are generally respected in Guinea and opposition parties are allowed to operate freely. However, there have been reports of government interference in media outlets which provide coverage critical to the ruling regime. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Guinea.