Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

2017-10-12 16:30

Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-31 08:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.

US jails ex-Guinea minister over China bribes

2017-08-26 09:17

A former Guinean cabinet minister has been sentenced to seven years in a US prison and ordered to pay back $8.5m for laundering bribes from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

LATEST: At least 2 children among victims of Guinea landslide disaster

2017-08-23 08:32

Authorities in the west African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital. Two children are among the victims.

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.


Promised Guinea local elections delayed again

2017-09-12 17:02

Local elections in Guinea, expected since 2005, will not take place before the end of the year, an opposition party spokesperson says, a month after demonstrations calling for polls.

Guinea finds bodies of 19 'S Leone landslide victims'

2017-08-30 12:35

Authorities in Guinea say they have found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there.

Top Africa stories: Zim white farmers, SADC, Libya

2017-08-24 08:30

Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers to launch fresh bid for justice, compensation, and Angolans have voted in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign.

Eight killed in Guinea in rubbish dump landslide

2017-08-22 19:03

Eight people have died and dozens were injured in the West African state of Guinea when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital collapsed after heavy rain.

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

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