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Guinea president sacks minister, officials over violence

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde sacked his interior minister and two other government officials for "gross misconduct", for their handling of deadly violence that broke out at a religious gathering last weekend.

Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Guinea's Conde wins re-election as opposition vows protests

Conakry - Guinean incumbent Alpha Conde has won re-election after gaining an outright majority in the first round of a contested presidential vote, the country's electoral commission said, as the opposition cried foul and called for protests against the result.

First results in disputed Guinea vote show Conde ahead

Conakry - Early results from Guinea's disputed presidential vote showed incumbent Alpha Conde leading the first round, as his main rival said he would pull out of the election.

Guinea opposition demands presidential vote be annulled

Conakry - Guinea's opposition on Monday called for a re-run of the weekend's first-round presidential vote, condemning the ballot as fraudulent even before the results were in and pledging to take to the streets in protest.

Guinea opposition demands presidential vote be annulled

Conakry - Guinea's opposition on Monday called for a re-run of this weekend's first-round presidential vote, condemning the ballot as fraudulent even before the results were in and pledging to take to the streets in protest.

Guineans vote for president despite violence, fraud fears

Conakry - Guineans flocked to the polls Sunday to choose their president, shrugging off deadly pre-election violence though the opposition vowed to dispute the outcome.

Guinea on knife-edge on eve of presidential poll after clashes

Conakry - Guinea was on a knife-edge Saturday, on the eve of a presidential election, after clashes between supporters of incumbent leader Alpha Conde and his main rival left seven people dead, according to security sources and local authorities.

Clashes in Guinea ahead of Sunday's presidential vote

Conakry - Guinea's president vowed to press ahead with Sunday's election, dismissing opposition calls for a delay as clashes broke out in the capital ahead of the hotly contested vote.

Deadly clashes in Guinea ahead of presidential vote

Conakry - Clashes between supporters of Guinea's ruling party and opposition activists left at least one dead and more than 80 wounded, a charity said, as tension mounts ahead of next week's presidential election.

Op-Ed: How our fellow animals can become mentally ill just like us

The lioness paces back and forth in her tiny cage. Her face appears passive, but her constant pacing suggests frustration, perhaps because her feet never touch grass, and she never sees anything but people staring at her.

Ebola: Three questions about the killer virus

Conakry - The highly contagious Ebola virus, which has killed almost 11,300 people in west Africa since December 2013 and has fuelled global alarm, is among the most dangerous ever identified. - Where did it come from?

Canadian company stops Ebola drug trial for lack of results

Trials have ceased of what was thought to be a promising drug to treat West Africans infected with the Ebola virus. Canadian company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, announced that its TKM-Ebola drug trials in Sierra Leone have been stopped.

Chimpanzees are fans of alcoholic plant sap in wild. Who knew?

Chimpanzees have shown us over time that they have an understanding of language and exhibit a sense of fairness, but now researchers have discovered that our closest primate kin also like to have a good, stiff drink every now and again.

Ebola spreads suspicion and rumours in Guinea

Conakry - The only possible place to encounter Ebola in Conakry is the main treatment unit, yet elsewhere in Guinea the virus is thriving in a febrile atmosphere of deep mistrust and swirling conspiracy theory.

Ebola may be on the decline, but it isn't over yet

Kamsar - While the worst Ebola epidemic in history seems to be winding down, there are still hot spots that need watching. But the fear that Ebola may have already spread into Guinea-Bissau has health officials scrambling to be ready for an impending outbreak.

Families transporting Ebola corpses in taxis and buses in Guinea

Conakry - On Friday, health authorities in Guinea reported 27 new cases of Ebola in the West African country. The country's latest Ebola figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) are the highest in more than a month.

Massive Ebola outbreak nearly under control due to global efforts

With Liberia now Ebola-transmission free, the effort to fight the disease and bring the current outbreak under control appears to have turned a corner. Still, the global community must remain vigilant as the disease continues to spread elsewhere.

Guinea's government, opposition in all-out war

Conakry - With the Guinean government accused of electoral dark arts and the opposition of spoiling for a coup, the west African country's political factions are embroiled in a standoff that may require international arbitration.

Protester killed as Guinea police and opposition clash

Conakry - Security forces in Guinea killed a protester and wounded four others, witnesses said, as opposition supporters clashed with police at anti-government rallies in its largest towns and cities.
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