French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium

2017-06-14 20:15

France's Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR) has signed a deal with a Franco-Asian consortium to exploit bauxite in a western Guinean city that was recently the target of deadly protests against mining firms.

Tablet revolt: Guinea president's rant ignites student debate

2017-06-13 13:00

Footage of Guinea's President Alpha Conde, 79, berating and mocking students has morphed into a national debate about his conduct, forcing the government to repeat a promise to provide university-goers with tablet computers.

Calabar: slave trade to people trafficking in SE Nigeria

2017-05-31 17:00

They travel thousands of kilometres across west Africa to get to the southeast Nigerian city of Calabar where small boats are supposed to take them to a better life.

21 killed as truck hits minibus in Guinea

2017-05-08 08:28

At least 21 people, mostly women, have been killed in a head-on crash between a truck and a minibus packed with passengers in Guinea, police say.

As bibliomania hits Guinea, book lovers seize rare chance

2017-04-26 10:02

As Conakry's year as World Book Capital gets under way, book lovers in Guinea are seizing a rare opportunity to instil a lifelong appreciation for the written word in a nation where most people are illiterate.

Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships

2017-04-13 05:47

Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners.

Massive measles vaccination campaign launches in Guinea

2017-04-07 21:46

Doctors Without Borders says it is launching a massive measles vaccination campaign with Guinea's government after at least 14 deaths and more than 3 400 cases were confirmed so far this year.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Jammeh, Zim

2017-03-10 19:48

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has arrived back home after treatment in the UK, and Tsvangirai says his MDC party will take part in an anti-government protest on March 22.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Cyclone Dineo, Guinea

2017-02-21 20:58

Watch as "tired" President Mugabe shows his age in a barely-audible birthday interview, and at least 100 people are to be airlifted to safety from a flood-hit district of southern Zimbabwe.

Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

2017-02-21 10:37

At least five people have been killed after police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks


Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-06-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's military and several Zanu-PF heavyweights have reportedly been "caught in farm invasion", and several people have gone missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in Nairobi.

UN says a fourth peacekeeper from Guinea was killed in Mali

2017-06-12 21:16

The United Nations says a fourth peacekeeper from the West African nation of Guinea was killed in an attack by jihadists last week on a UN camp in northern Mali

West Africans in Minnesota to lose immigration status

2017-05-17 11:37

Hundreds of people living in Minnesota are expected are expected to lose the temporary immigration status they were given when the Ebola epidemic hit three West African countries three years ago.

Next Ebola outbreak 'inevitable' but world better prepared: WHO

2017-05-05 13:04

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is "inevitable" but new vaccine and rapid-response measures mean it will be more effectively contained, the head of the World Health Organisation says.

Increasing caesarean sections in Africa could save more mothers’ lives

2017-04-20 20:43

Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources, writes Salome Maswime.

Baby on board: Airline crew delivers baby girl mid-flight

2017-04-10 14:06

A Turkish Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than it took off with after a baby was born mid-air with the help of the airline's crew

Ex-Guinea military head extradited over stadium massacre

2017-03-13 17:36

A former Guinean military leader arrested in Senegal in connection with a 2009 stadium massacre that killed more than 150 people has been extradited back home, his lawyer has said.

Schools reopening in Guinea after 3-week strike, violence

2017-02-22 17:18

Schools began to reopen across Guinea after a three-week strike and violent protests that left seven people dead in the capital this week, an AFP journalist and school staff have said.

Guinea reaches accord with teachers as schools to reopen

2017-02-21 20:06

Guinea reaches accord with teachers as schools to reopen after strikes, deadly protest

Students protest amid school closures in Guinea

2017-02-21 06:05

Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated in the capital over teachers' strikes that have shut down schools for weeks

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