Can Guinea's Election Be Credible?
[Atlantic Council] For months, I have been warning that Guinea's young democracy was extraordinarily fragile and might well prove stillborn. Last month, I highlighted the broader significance of next week's presidential election, noting that its conduct will either consolidate the major advance for democracy in Africa achieved earlier this year when the continent's most populous country and largest economy, Nigeria, had a peaceful transfer of power following the first-ever electoral defeat of an incumbent president in its hi
Corruption and Robbery
[Africa In Fact] Meet Sam Pa, or rather, do not bother. Mr Pa is also known as Xu Jinghua, Sam King, Sa Muxu and Ghui Ka Leung. He is a global capital Gollum, a creature that ferries baubles into the dank, unknowable tunnels of the offshore tax shelter complex, whispering "my precious!" as bankers launder his treasure into cold, hard cash.
Election - Guinea City Under Curfew After Clashes
[Daily Trust] Guinea's authorities imposed an overnight curfew on the second city of Nzerekore after clashes left at least one person dead, local media report.
With Transparent Elections Imminent, 'Dynamic Democracy' Taking Root in Guinea, Minster Tells UN Assembly
[UN News] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Guinea, Francois Lounceny Fall, confirmed the imminent holding of presidential elections in his country, hailing the polls as a sign of a "democratic dynamic" taking root there.
Guinea's National Day
[State Department] Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Guinea as you commemorate 57 years of independence on October 2.
China-Built Hydropower Plant Starts Operating
[Focac] Beijing -The Kaleta Hydropower Station, the largest cooperative project between China and the Republic of Guinea, has gone into operation after three years of construction.
Liberia Congratulates Guinea On 57th Independence
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Guinea on the observance of the 57th Independence Anniversary of that country.
VP Boakai Hails Guinea for Level of Development - Confers With Several Heads of State in Conakry
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at the head of a Liberian delegation travelled to Guinea to join in that country's pre-independence day celebration with several African Heads of State and officials of governments.
Make 2009 Massacre Trial a Priority
[HRW] Conakry -Guinea's political leaders should put ending impunity and completing reform of the country's judicial system at the center of their priorities, six international and national human rights groups said today, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the massacre of protesters in a Conakry stadium on September 28, 2009.
Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone - the Way Forward, After Ebola
[Observer] In 2014, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone experienced the worst and the largest Ebola outbreak in modern history. The outbreak has claimed over 11,000 lives (WHO, 2014). Even more, it has destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of people. It has undermined most of the gains made in the last decade in poverty reduction. This means that more and more people are at risk of hunger and disease. The crisis has resulted in negative income growth in the three countries. Most projects have been shutdown and unemploy
Angola At Celebrations of Guinea-Conakry's 57th Independence Anniversary
[ANGOP] Luanda -An Angolan delegation led by the minister of Territory Administration, Bornito de Sousa, travelled Sunday, to the Republic of Guinea-Conakry, to represent the head of State, JosÃ© Eduardo dos Santos, at the official ceremony of the celebrations of the 57th anniversary of that country's independence, October 2.
D'Tigress Beats Guinea, Seeks Second Round Ticket Against Senegal Today
[Guardian] Nigeria's D'Tigress continued its resurgence at the on-going Afrobasket Women Championship in Cameroun yesterday by beating Guinea 100 to 47 in their third game of the competition.
Ebola-Hit Countries Get Public Health Emergency Coordination Centers
[East African] Freetown -In order to coordinate regional response to future public health emergencies, the United States has helped establish Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) in the three Ebola-hit West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
UN Envoy On Sexual Violence in Conflict Wraps Up Official Visit to Guinea
[UN News] The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura has wrapped up an official visit to Guinea, where her Office has been supporting an investigation into events that took place in 2009 at a stadium in the capital, Conakry, where more than 100 people were killed and at least 100 women were raped during an opposition demonstration.
The Relationship Between the AUC and the Gulf of Guinea Commission Are Intensifying
[African Union] "Formalizing the relations between the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) and the Commission of the African Union (AUC) is the main objective of today's visit" said Amb Florentine Adenike Ukonga, Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) during her meeting with Amb Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, Deputy Chief of Staff of the AUC, on behalf of the Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
Seminar On Guinea, New Partner for the Belgian Development Cooperation
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Since May 2015, Guinea is a new partner of the Belgian governmental cooperation. A seminar for development experts took place on September 16 with the aim to prepare cooperation with this new partner country as quickly as possible so that the first concrete actions can be launched before the summer of 2016. The seminar was opened by Peter Moors, Director of the Strategic cell of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, along with the Ambassador of Guinea in Brussels.
Guinea Vaccine Success Spurs Uganda
[East African] An Ebola vaccine, that has proved to be 100 per cent effective in trials in Guinea, is giving hope to scientists conducting similar trials across the continent.
The 'Magic' Mobilized by the Private Sector to Defeat Ebola
[EPSMG] New York -Presentation to the U.S.-Liberian Trade and Investment Forum
DJ Mutabaruka of Little Zion Returns From Guinea
[The Point] DJ Mutabaruka, a disc jockey of Little Zion promotional and booking agency, has returned from Guinea Conakry for an album launching of Saffa Diallo, a reggae dancehall singer based in Switzerland.
Media Regulatory Body Bans Phone-in Programmes
[MFWA] Guinea's media regulatory body, Haute AutoritÃ© de la Communication (HAC) has asked all public and private radio stations to stop all phone-in programmes during the period of the electioneering campaign in the run-up to the presidential election of October 11, 2015.