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A court in Conakry has sentenced 19 people to jail terms of between 10 years and life over the killing of the head of Guinea's public treasury, who was gunned down in 2012 months after busting an embezzlement plot.
Policemen have fired tear gas and used batons to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.
Guinean soldiers have shot dead two men in a suburb of the capital city Conakry, where protesters and security forces clashed, sources say.
Amnesty International has voiced concern at the number of protesters killed in Guinea - three in the last fortnight and 18 this year - urging the government to "take all necessary measures to ensure the situation does not spiral out of control".
A "dead city" strike call by the opposition in Guinea has largely emptied the streets of the capital Conakry, with no solution in sight to a pay dispute in the education sector.
A teenager, Samba Diallo, has been killed, as Guinean police clashed with youths in the capital Conakry.
Public sector teachers in the poor West African nation of Guinea have marked the first day of the new academic year by launching an "unlimited" strike to demand salary increases.
More than 400 people from across West Africa have been rescued from the desert in northern Niger in two days, the International Organisation for Migration has said, in the latest recovery of migrants from the frontier region near Algeria.
War veterans have denounced Robert Mugabe for sending his daughter Bona to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration, and Namibian President Hage Geingob has spoken on land.
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At least two people died and another 30 are missing after a boat carrying New Year's revellers capsized off the coast of Guinea's capital Conakry, local authorities say.
Authorities say two men have been killed in the West African country of Guinea amid months of political unrest after disputed municipal elections earlier this year
Guinean police have blocked several hundred women from marching through the streets of the capital Conakry in an opposition protest to demand "justice" for those killed during a series of bloody crackdowns on demonstrations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.
At least 30 people were injured in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in central Guinea, medical sources and witnesses say, after an opposition leader said his car was hit by gunfire a day earlier.
Guinea police have clashed with hundreds of youths in the capital Conakry and the opposition leader claims his car was shot at during a banned rally over disputed elections.
At least four people died this week in mudslides at two informal mines in mineral-rich Guinea, where thousands risk their lives working in illegal pits, officials and witnesses have said.
Born with Ebola, her odds of survival were slim –but almost three years later, baby Nubia is thriving.
Three Guineans were reportedly arrested over the weekend after they tried to give Prime Minister Kassory Fofana a live black cock.
The Guinean capital of Conakry has been paralysed as a 25% hike in oil prices fuelled a general strike marked by clashes.
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