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Op-Ed: Who’s afraid of China’s Belt and Road? Guess

Sydney - Superficial analysis of China is easy. They’re communists. Everything they do is therefore wrong and a threat to “us”, whoever that is these days. So when a big initiative like the New Silk Road, aka the Belt and Road, comes along, it’s tricky.

At least 50 arrested in Guinea post-electoral violence

Conakry - Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend's local elections, a local official said.

Guinea massacre suspects to go before criminal tribunal

Conakry - Fourteen suspects held over a 2009 stadium massacre in Guinea which killed 157 people are to go before a criminal tribunal after a legal investigation concluded, the country's justice minister said.

Judges finish investigation into Guinea stadium massacre

Conakry - Guinean judges have completed an investigation into a massacre in which at least 157 opposition supporters were killed and 109 women raped by troops in a stadium in 2009, the justice ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital

Conakry - Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on.

Appeals to faith and patriotism persuaded Gambia ex-leader to quit

Conakry - In pushing Yahya Jammeh to give up The Gambia's presidency, negotiators played on two key cards: his deep Muslim faith and his professed love of country.

Guinea's world-famous dance troupe fades into uncertain future

Conakry - For years, Guinea's main dance company brought glory to the west African state, touring the globe for sell-out performances. Today, ageing and forgotten, it struggles to train a new generation of dancers facing a very uncertain future.

Guinea president, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo met for talks, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

Man killed as 500,000 protest Guinea government

Conakry - A man was shot dead by police during a demonstration in Guinea that saw at least half a million people protest against alleged government corruption, officials said.

Liberia Experiences another Ebola death

Ebola Virus has resurfaced in the West-African regions — leading to calls for stronger steps to counter the persistent nature of this catastrophic epidemic.

At least 5 dead in Guinea Ebola flare-up: health officials

Conakry - Ebola has likely killed five people in Guinea after re-emerging in the country's south, health authorities said Tuesday, confirming two more deaths registered in recent days.

Guinea govt says two people have died from Ebola

Conakry - Two people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, as the WHO declared a flare-up of the virus in neighbouring Sierra Leone over.

Guinea and Turkey sign deals on defence, health, energy

Conakry - Guinea and Turkey signed multiple deals in areas including defence, health and energy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the west African nation.

Ebola orphans struggle to resume their lives

Conakry - Saa Mathias Lenoh, a high school student in the Guinean capital Conakry, says he's "learning to smile little by little," like thousands of other youngsters orphaned by Ebola in west Africa.

Guinea Ebola outbreak over, WHO declares

Conakry - The UN's health agency on Tuesday declared Guinea's Ebola outbreak over two years after it emerged, spreading death across west Africa and pushing the region's worst-hit communities to the brink of collapse.

Guinea government to step down as Conde begins second term

Conakry - Guinea's government said on Monday it would step aside in the next two days to make way for a new administration as President Alpha Conde was installed for a second term.

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.
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