Guinea


Ex-Guinea military leader thwarted in attempt to return home

2015-08-27 12:49

Guinea's former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara was thwarted in an attempt to return to his home country from exile in Burkina Faso after the commercial flight he was travelling on was turned back, his lawyer says.

Guinea political parties reach election deal

2015-08-21 14:48

Guinea’s ruling party and the opposition have sealed a hard-won deal on the organisation of October elections, breaking a deadlock which led to deadly violence earlier this year.

Handwashing in W African schools protects children, families from Ebola

2015-08-13 07:54

Handwashing and giving out soap in schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped to keep classrooms Ebola-free this year but schools need to remain vigilant after the summer holidays, the UN says.

Guinea ready to join regional fight

2015-08-05 21:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde says the country is ready to help in the regional fight against Islamist militants from Boko Haram.

Guinea's ex-military leader denies responsible for massacre

2015-07-15 10:50

Guinea’s ex-military leaders has told magistrates he feels moral responsibility for a massacre carried out by soldiers during his regime but does not share criminal responsibility for ordering it, his lawyer says.

Guinea's ex-junta leader indicted for over 156 deaths

2015-07-09 07:50

Guinea's ex-junta leader has been indicted for the deaths of more than 156 people gathered at an opposition rally in 2009, his lawyer says.

Malaria deaths in Guinea likely to exceed Ebola toll

2015-06-24 20:02

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have led to 74 000 new cases of malaria going untreated, causing a spike in malaria deaths likely to be much higher than the Ebola toll, researchers say.

Guinea opposition announces alliance with ex-junta chief

2015-06-23 14:37

Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo has announced a political alliance with ousted former junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara.

Boozy chimps back 'drunken monkey' idea of Man

2015-06-10 08:50

Wild chimpanzees enjoying opportunistic booze-ups on palm wine have helped shed light on a theory about evolution, scientists say.

Ebola set to persist in 2015

2015-05-26 21:41

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing.

 

Fire kills 8 family members in Guinea capital

2015-08-27 09:12

Eight members of the same family, including two pregnant women and young children, have died after a fire ravaged their home in the Guinean capital, witnesses and police say.

Hundreds of women in Guinea on hunger strike

2015-08-19 20:57

Hundreds of women in the Guinea forest area have gone on a hunger strike demanding the return of the ex-junta leader.

China pledges continued support for Ebola-hit African nations

2015-08-10 18:50

China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11 200 people.

Migrant seriously wounded in German police shooting

2015-08-02 13:21

A Guinean migrant who caused a brawl in a home for asylum seekers in Germany was shot and seriously wounded by police, local media reports.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

2015-07-10 15:24

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola

2015-06-25 08:24

Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there.

Guinea opposition seeks alliance with former coup leader

2015-06-23 22:02

The head of Guinea's main opposition party is seeking an alliance with the former leader of a 2008 military coup in an effort to defeat President Alpha Conde at elections in October.

Authorities repeating mistakes in Ebola fight - MSF

2015-06-14 09:14

Health authorities are repeating the mistakes of the past in combating Ebola the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned.

Ebola spreads suspicion and rumours in Guinea

2015-06-07 09:09

The only possible place to encounter Ebola in Conakry is the main treatment unit, yet elsewhere in Guinea the virus is thriving in a febrile atmosphere of deep mistrust and swirling conspiracy theory.

Ebola cases rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone - WHO

2015-05-19 15:31

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the WHO says.

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