Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Senegal to extradite Guinean soldier wanted over massacre

2017-01-11 08:13

A Senegalese court has approved the extradition of a Guinean soldier allegedly involved in the 2009 massacre of more than 150 people in a stadium, says his lawyer .

Guinea soldier wanted over stadium massacre appears in court

2016-12-29 20:00

A Guinean soldier implicated in a 2009 massacre at a Conakry stadium has appeared before a court prosecutor in Dakar, as details emerged about his years living in neighbouring Senegal under a false identity.

Guinea's ex-minister of mines charged in bribe case; no bail

2016-12-14 11:44

Guinea's ex-minister of mines gave away nearly total control of his country's valuable mining sector in exchange for $8.5m in bribes, enabling him to live lavishly in New York, authorities have alleged after his arrest.

10 killed in Guinea road accident - witnesses

2016-11-27 09:47

At least 10 people have been killed in a road accident in eastern Guinea, witnesses and a security source say.

Guinea electoral violence victims to receive compensation

2016-10-12 11:03

Guinea's political parties have agreed to compensate victims of pre-election violence in 2013 by the government ans the opposition, which rights groups say left 60 people dead.

Guinea president, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

2016-09-02 16:45

Guinea’s president Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Diallo have met for talks, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

At least 500 000 people join Guinea opposition protest

2016-08-17 07:33

At least 500 000 Guineans have joined a massive opposition rally in Conkary to denounce alleged economic mismanagement and corruption by the government of President Alpha Conde.

One known Ebola case left in Guinea

2016-04-14 22:00

A dedicated Ebola clinic is treating Guinea's only known case of the virus after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease.

Liberia says latest Ebola fatality travelled to Guinea

2016-04-03 23:00

A woman who died of Ebola this week in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, had travelled to Guinea with her three children.


'Fearful' Gambians flee 'looming political violence'

2017-01-16 14:46

Gambians fearful of a looming political violence are reportedly fleeing the tiny west African nation's capital Banjul, as the deadline for long-time leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power nears.

Gambia's Jammeh orders electoral commission reopened

2016-12-30 18:00

The Gambia's president has ordered the electoral commission building taken over by police on December 13 to reopen, saying it had been shut for safety reasons.

Ex-Guinea military leader sought in massacre arrested

2016-12-20 21:30

Authorities in Senegal have arrested a former Guinean miliatry leader long sought in connection with a 2009 stadium masscare that killed more than 150 people.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Guinea launches infectious disease centre to fight Ebola

2016-11-13 07:05

Guinea has launched a new infectious disease centre designed to safeguard the west African nation against a new resurgence in the Ebola virus, almost three years after the epidemic broke out.

Guinea to hold local elections in February 2017 - opposition

2016-10-07 16:00

Guinea will hold its first local elections in 12 years in February 2017, an opposition spokesperson says, following prolonged talks with the ruling party over the timetable for a vote already postponed several times.

Young man killed as half a million protest Guinea government

2016-08-17 11:49

A young man was shot dead by police on Tuesday during a demonstration in Guinea that saw at least half a million people protest against alleged government corruption, officials said.

WHO - Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over

2016-06-01 10:57

The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization says, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.

Mali seeks 2 Guineans who had Ebola contact

2016-04-13 16:00

Mali health authorities are searching for 2 women who left Guinea after contact with a recent Ebola case.

Liberia authorities call for calm after new Ebola case

2016-04-03 09:39

Liberian authorities have called for calm following the discovery of a fresh case of the deadly Ebola virus, more than two months after the epidemic had been declared over in the country.

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