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Guinea's Conde set for controversial third presidential term

Conakry - Alpha Conde won Guinea's disputed presidential poll, the national electoral authority said Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term.

Guinea's Conde on course for election win: preliminary count

Conakry - Guinea President Alpha Conde appears set for a first-round election victory, a preliminary vote count showed, after fresh clashes between security forces and opposition supporters disputing the poll.

Guinea announces partial vote tally amid post-election violence

Conakry - Guinea's electoral body announced a provisional vote tally for parts of the country Wednesday night, suggesting encouraging results for incumbent President Alpha Conde, after days of violence following the weekend election.

Old foes: Guinea's president and his 'technocrat' election rival

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term in Sunday's election, but the 82-year-old will have to stave off a stiff challenge from his longtime political foe, opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Polls close in Guinea, as fears of post-election dispute mount

Conakry - Polls closed in Guinea on Sunday, to fears of a looming electoral dispute, after a high-stakes vote in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term.

Guinea's Conde to run for 3rd term, says ruling party

Conakry - Guinea's ruling party on Monday confirmed months of speculation that 82-year-old President Alpha Conde will seek a third term in office, a possibility that had already sparked deadly mass protests.

Guinea ruling party asks president to run for third term

Conakry - Speculation that Guinean President Alpha Conde will bid for a third term gained ground on Thursday after his party urged him to run and he acknowledged their appeal.

Guinea ruling party asks president to run for third term

Conakry - Guinea's ruling party on Thursday urged President Alpha Conde to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in the West African state.Under Guinea's constitution, presidents may only serve two terms.

Guinean president enacts new constitution

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.

Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed polls

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said.

Several dead in unrest in southern Guinea

Conakry - Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to local officials, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.

At least 10 dead during Guinea referendum: opposition

Conakry - At least 10 people were killed in clashes Sunday between police and protesters, opposition activists said, as Guinea held a bitterly disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by the president to stay in power.

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote

Conakry - Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum

Conakry - Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday.

Guinea sets March 22 for controversial constitutional referendum

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has set March 22 for the constitutional referendum on his proposed reforms that opponents worry will allow him to bypass term limits and stay in power.

Two Guinea protest figures in custody: lawyer

Conakry - Two prominent figures from Guinea's anti-government protest movement have been charged with assault and kept in custody in the capital of the West African country, one of their lawyers said.

Guinea opposition wounded turn to clandestine clinic for help

Conakry - In a dingy room reeking of blood and sweat in Guinea's capital Conakry, a volunteer doctor treats a man with bullet wounds in his legs as he tries to suppress his groans.

Guinea delays constitutional referendum after criticism

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll's fairness.

Alpha Conde, Guinea's stern-willed leader

Conakry - To critics, he is an addition to Africa's long list of autocrats, but Guinea's 81-year-old president, Alpha Conde, says he is simply enacting his vision of hauling the country into the 21st century.

US voices alarm over Guinea referendum

Washington - The United States on Friday voiced alarm over Guinea's plans to hold a constitutional referendum, which the opposition calls a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.

Outcry in Guinea over police 'human shield' video

Conakry - Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.

Guinea economy crippled by protests as fears for mining grow

Conakry - Guinea's economy is crumbling after months of mass rallies sparked by fears of a third term for President Alpha Conde, with analysts now even worried about the mighty mining sector.

Two killed as clashes erupt at Guinea protest funeral march

Conakry - Two youths were shot dead and several other people were wounded in clashes between Guinean police and protesters at a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government demonstrations, the authorities and the family of one of the victims said.

Guinea counter-rally backs president's constitutional bid

Conakry - Tens of thousands of Guineans rallied in support of President Alpha Conde on Thursday after two weeks of violent protests against the leader's suspected bid to prolong his rule claimed around 10 lives.

Tens of thousands join new Guinea protests

Conakry - Tens of thousands of protestors marched in the Guinean capital of Conakry on Thursday in the latest round of demonstrations against President Alpha Conde, accused of trying to circumvent a bar on a third term in office.

Brazil rescues African migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

Paris - Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources told AFP.

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.

Sierra Leone health workers sue government in Ebola case

Dakar - Two Sierra Leonean health workers on Friday sued their government in a West African court, alleging its misuse of donor funds during the Ebola crisis had contributed to the deaths of thousands.
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Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola...
Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola cases last week.
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Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
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Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
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The wheat harvest in Guinea in 2009/
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With schools and universities closed because of the Ebola outbreak, thousands of students spend their time riding around on their motorbikes, looking for temporary work.
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Aid workers and journalists found murdered in remote villages in Guinea.
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Guinean politician Cellou Diallo
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The Ebola vaccine needs to be kept at a temperature of – 80°C. These vaccine storage devices use jet fuel to keep the right temperature for up to 5 days in the field, even if the storage container is opened several times a day. Here a vaccine core is being inserted into the storage device.
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