Guinea


Journalist shot dead in Conakry

2016-02-06 17:15

Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.

Ebola orphans struggle to resume their lives

2016-01-14 09:04

Saa Mathias Lenoh, a high school student in the Guinean capital Conakry, says he's "learning to smile little by little," like thousands of other youngsters orphaned by Ebola in west Africa.

Guinea president names new prime minister

2015-12-27 19:12

Guinea's president has appointed mining executive Mamady Youla as the West African country's new prime minister.

African general pleads guilty to smuggling cash into the US

2015-12-02 08:43

An African general who briefly served as the president of Guinea pleaded guilty to smuggling tens of thousands of dollars in cash into the US.

Guinea president sacks minister, officials over violence

2015-11-20 09:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde has sacked his interior minister and two other government officials for "gross misconduct", for their handling of deadly violence that broke out at a religious gathering last weekend.

Guinean rapper accused of rape arrested

2015-11-11 22:28

Police in Guinea have arrested a rapper accused of raping a woman at knifepoint, after images of the alleged assault circulated on social media, they said Wednesday.

Sierra Leone declared free of Ebola

2015-11-07 22:58

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but neighbor Guinea struggles to end virus

Guinea leader Conde urged to get consensus

2015-11-02 21:07

Guinea's President Alpha Conde, who was re-elected in a controversial landslide vote last month, has been urged by the UN's special regional envoy to form a 'wide consensus' government.

AI: 13 killed in violence linked to Guinea election

2015-10-23 07:57

At least 13 people were killed in a week of violence in Guinea before and after its contested presidential election, with the security forces responsible for the deaths of unarmed civilians, Amnesty international says.

Guinea's Conde re-elected, rivals label poll 'illegal'

2015-10-17 18:04

Guinea's Alpha Conde has won re-election in the first round of presidential elections, according to provisional results that his main rival have refused to recognise, labelling the poll "illegal".

 

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

Ebola battle nears landmark in Guinea

2015-12-29 15:26

Guinea is to be declared Ebola-free by a representative of the World Health Organisation after the disease started ravaging the country in 2013.

Guinea government to step aside for Conde

2015-12-21 21:05

Guinea's government has said it would step aside in the next two days to make way for a new administration, as President Alpha Conde was installed for a second term.

Mob lynches 4 Guinean men accused of murder

2015-11-30 08:03

A mob lynched four men accused of the murder of a gold seller in east Guinea, a witness and official sources say, after dragging them out of the prison where they were being held.

Guinea begins countdown to end of Ebola

2015-11-17 17:42

After nearly 2 years, Guinea has started the countdown to the end of its Ebola crisis.

Guinea prison riot sparks panic

2015-11-10 07:31

At least a dozen inmates and guards have been wounded during a riot at an overcrowded prison in Guinea’s capital, according to the government and security sources.

Rape video prompts outcry in Guinea

2015-11-05 05:30

Dozens of women took to the streets of Guinea's capital over a video shared on social media which appeared to show a rape filmed by the attacker.

Guinea records 3 new cases of Ebola, brings total to 9

2015-10-29 14:34

Three more people in Guinea have been infected with the Ebola virus, a senior health official says, further dampening hopes of an imminent end to the world’s worst recorded outbreak of the disease.

Guinea officials 'worried' over call for post-vote protests

2015-10-19 05:22

Guinea's government spokesperson says that following President Alpha's Conde's election victory, officials are preparing for possible violence because the runner-up has vowed to protest the results.

Guinea's partial results show Conde ahead 60% in vote

2015-10-16 17:22

Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde is leading in partial votes counted from Sunday’s election.

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