Four illegal miners killed in Guinea muslides

2018-09-13 21:01

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.

'We didn’t think she’d survive’ – Family of first baby Ebola survivor speak out

2018-09-04 15:14

Born with Ebola, her odds of survival were slim –but almost three years later, baby Nubia is thriving.

Youths held over 'black chicken gift' to prime minister – report

2018-08-28 18:00

Three Guineans were reportedly arrested over the weekend after they tried to give Prime Minister Kassory Fofana a live black cock.

Guinea capital paralysed by fuel price strike

2018-07-10 15:42

The Guinean capital of Conakry has been paralysed as a 25% hike in oil prices fuelled a general strike marked by clashes.

Ex-minister named new Guinea PM: state media

2018-05-22 12:17

A former government minister and economist has been named the new prime minister of Guinea by President Alpha Conde, according to a decree read out on state media.

Guinea opposition suspends street protests to allow mediation

2018-05-17 18:20

Opposition parties in Guinea have suspended street protests against the official outcome of local elections, announcing that the international community has offered to mediate.

Guinea opposition to resume protests over contested vote

2018-05-11 14:05

Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo says protests would resume next week over disputed local elections in February as he called off negotiations with the government.

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

2018-04-24 19:33

Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore is detained as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources have said.

Pregnancy trickster jailed after she cons 700 women - reports

2018-04-11 18:01

A woman in Guinea who reportedly sold herbs and potions to sterile women in order for them to fall pregnant has reportedly been sentenced to five years in prison.

Two killed as Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 08:00

Two men have reportedly been shot dead during protests in the Guinean capital as the powerful teachers' union called off a month-long strike after reaching agreement with the government on pay.


Hundreds of African migrants rescued from Niger desert

2018-09-05 20:58

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.

Top African stories: War vets slam Mugabe, Namibian land issue

2018-08-29 08:38

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.

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

2018-07-25 12:50

Fever, vomiting and intense diarrhoea are among the symptoms of Ebola. As the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is declared over, here are some facts about the virus.

Small plane crashes after takeoff in Guinea, killing 4

2018-06-25 16:46

Guinea's transport ministry says four people are dead after a small plane crashed after takeoff from the capital, Conakry.

Guinea heads for reshuffle after street protests end

2018-05-17 21:30

The government of the West African state of Guinea have resigned ahead of an expected reshuffle, a day after opposition parties suspended protests over disputed elections.

Guinea opposition resumes strikes over disputed polls

2018-05-14 18:28

Traffic was disrupted in Matoto and Ratoma, the city's biggest areas where opposition supporters set up barricades, as well as at the main markets of Madina and Bonfi.

Africa corruption probe: French tycoon brought before magistrates

2018-04-26 10:28

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore has been brought before investigating magistrates to face possible corruption charges after two days of questioning by police over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.

Top Africa stories: Algeria, Zim independence, Swazi king

2018-04-12 07:39

At least 257 people have been killed in Algeria's worst air disaster, and ISS says Zimbabwe's independence celebrations on April 18 are likely to differ from those held over the past years.

Guinea teachers call off month-long strike

2018-03-15 15:15

Guinea's powerful teachers' union has called off a month-long strike after reaching an agreement with the government on pay.

Guinea leader vows 'major cabinet reshuffle' after unrest

2018-03-09 16:45

Guinean President Alpha Conde will carry out a "major cabinet reshuffle", his office has said, following weeks of strikes and demonstrations in the country after disputed local elections.

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