Guinea/Liberia - MSF Continues Ebola Response
[MSF]MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing measures to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighbouring Liberia.
Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa
[VOA]A medical relief worker at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea says new patients continue to be admitted on a daily basis.
U.S, African Countries Team Up to Tackle Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
[VOA]Three blocs of African countries and the United States have agreed to coordinate efforts to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
Local Sports - Shooting Stars Depart for Guinea Today
[Concord]The Sierra Leone national U-20, Shooting Stars, will today (Wednesday) travel by road to Conakry, Guinea, ahead of their second-leg encounter in the preliminary round of the Africa Youth Championship.
Ebola Stretches Guinea's Health System
[AlertNet]EBOLA cases are stretching Guinea's fragile health system as the death toll continues to rise in the West African state, warns children's charity Plan International.
South Africa, Guinea to Deepen Relations
[SA Info]South Africa and Guinea are set to deepen their long-standing bilateral relations, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said at the 2nd Joint Commission for Cooperation between the two countries in Pretoria on Monday.
Gambia Bans Flights From Liberia, Guinea
[NEWS]Gambia has banned all aircrafts from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea following reports of Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries.
Guinea, Senegal Clash Over Ebola
[Heritage]Health Minister of Guinea has expressed serious opposition to the decision taken by neighboring Senegal to close its land borders with Guinea during the recent outbreak of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) in Guinea.
SA, Guinea Solidify Relations
[SAnews.gov.za]South Africa and Guinea are set to deepen the long-standing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Bissau-Guineans Cast Ballot in Gambia
[Daily Observer]Thousands of Bissau-Guineans residing in The Gambia on Sunday turned out in their numbers to exercise their democratic rights in a poll that is billed to end the two-year transitional government brought about by a coup in April 2012.
Gambia Bans Airline Passengers From Freetown, Monrovia, Conakry
[The Point]The Gambian authorities have ordered four airline companies operating in The Gambia, "not to pick up passengers in Freetown, Monrovia and Conakry as inbound passengers to Banjul."
MSF Resumes Activities in Ebola Centre in Southeast Guinea
[MSF]Conakry -On Thursday, MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta, southeast Guinea, after it was forced to suspend work late last week following protests by a section of the local population.
Ebola Virus Continues to Rage
[Deutsche Welle]More than 100 people have died from Ebola in the West African countries Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization has said. International aid organizations try to stop the disease from spreading further.
Health Care Workers Struggle to Contain Ebola Outbreak
[VOA]The World Health Organization (WHO) calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa among the most challenging ever. The organization reports the virus has killed 101 people in Guinea and 10 in Liberia.
Govt Moves to Strip Billionaire of Iron Ore Concession
[Global Witness]A government committee in Guinea today recommended stripping diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz of one of the world's biggest iron ore concessions on evidence his company bribed the president's wife.
Ebola Death Toll Rises
[VOA]The World Health Organization (WHO) says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "one of the most challenging" outbreaks of the virus it has ever faced.
Ebola Prompts Investor Exodus
[AlertNet]Conakry -In Guinea, whose government has been struggling to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak since earlier this year, fear and panic are leading foreign investors to leave the country and local workers are staying at home, threatening to bring the economy to a standstill.
First Ebola Survivors Return to Family, Stigma Remains
[AlertNet]Gueckedou -Hiccups, say doctors in this remote corner of Guinea, are the final tell-tale sign of infection by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 100 people since an outbreak began this year.
Envoy Gives Update On Ebola in Guinea
[NEWS]Guinean Ambassador to Liberia, Abdoulaye Dore, has indicated that the death toll in his country has risen. However, he said positive actions for implementation are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
France Sends Anti-Ebola Team to Guinea, Crowd Attacks Aid Group
[RFI]France has sent teams of doctors to the airport of Guinea-Conakry to monitor passengers to Paris for the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea's government appealed for calm on Saturday after a crowd stormed a centre run by French-based charity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF).