IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Guinea
[IMF] Press Release No. 16/198
FIFA Takes Over Guinea Football Federation
[Daily Trust] FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to take charge of Guinea's Football Federation (FGF).
Growing Numbers of Women, Girls Mutilated
[UN News] Despite being forbidden by national and international law, according to a new United Nations report, female genital mutilation shows no sign of abating in Guinea - with more infants and very young girls undergoing the excisions than before.
Girls in Guinea 'Cut at Earlier Age'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on Monday.
One Known Ebola Case Left in Guinea
[NEWS] There are indications from Guinea that a dedicated Ebola clinic was treating the country's only known case of the virus after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease, the charity running the facility said.
WB Mobilizes Nearly 1 Billion for Hardest Hit Ebola Nations - Report
[LINA] The World Bank has revealed that it mobilised nearly US$1billion in financing for the three hardest hit Ebola nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since the outbreak of the virus in the region.
Panama Papers Are Tip of Iceberg
[AfricaFocus] "In other words, the leaks reveal just how the planet's wealthiest and most powerful citizens hide their money - trillions of it - in offshore tax shelters like the British Virgin Islands or the Seychelles with the help of law firms in swampy backwaters like Panama. Over 11-million horribly incriminating documents, and this is just one - if one of the more prominent - of the many law firms specialising in this line of work." - Daily Maverick, South Africa
African Countries and Development Partners Commit to Advancing the Demographic Dividend
[UNFPA in WCA] African Countries and Development Partners Commit to Advancing the Demographic Dividend during event hosted by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Embassies of the Republic of Chad and the Republic of Guinea for diplomatic missions to the African Union.
Sierra Leone On High Alert
[NEWS] Although there hasn't been any case of Ebola recurrence in neighboring Sierra Leone, but there are reports that the West African country is on high alert weeks after the disease resurface in Liberia and Guinea. According to reports, the country has been placed on high alert and the government has called for more vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the disease.
Choosing Modern Medicine Over Traditional Healers in Ebola-Affected Guinea
[IFRC] In many African societies, traditional healers are solicited for many reasons. They are called healers or witch doctors for their talents in hunting evil spells and for their mastery of medicinal plants. They are listened to and respected by communities who have full confidence and trust in their skills. It is how these men and women earn a living.
Guinea Source of Latest Liberia Outbreak As Second Case Confirmed
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola making, bringing to two the number of infections in the latest resurgence of the deadly virus.
Liberia Closes Border With Ebola-Hit Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Taking a cue from mistakes made during the 2014 emergence of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, Liberia Tuesday announced that it is shutting down its border with Guinea as a precaution against Ebola following at least four deaths from the virus in Guinea.
WHO Says Emergency Response to Ebola Underway
[Leadership] The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Liberia and Guinea are investigating the origins of transmission in case of Ebola.
Nigerians Iwobi, Enyeama Star in Europe
[CAF] Nigerians Alex Iwobi and Vincent Enyeama had cause for satisfaction with their club performances in Europe at the weekend.
Guinea Dumps Liberia
[NEWS] The U-20 team of Guinea overpowered her Liberian counterpart 0-2 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia; the match is the first leg qualifiers of the Confederation of African Football youth championship which finals are expected to take in Zambia 2017.