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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.

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?
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