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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.

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.

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Geneva - The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros).

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Geneva - The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros).

Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities said.

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.

Spanish police rescue migrants hidden in minivan

Madrid - Spanish police freed four young African migrants found squeezed into a hidden compartment of a minivan with no ventilation at a border crossing from Morocco into Spain and arrested the driver, they said Monday.

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.

France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses en route to Vietnam

Paris - French customs officials said Friday they had intercepted some 2,000 dead seahorses, prized in Asia for use in traditional medicine and as aphrodisiacs.

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.

New Ebola death in Liberian capital weeks after all-clear

Monrovia - A 30-year-old woman has died in the Liberian capital after contracting Ebola, officials said Friday, more than two months after the epidemic was declared over in the country.

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.

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.

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.
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Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
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Aid workers and journalists found murdered in remote villages in Guinea.
Aid workers and journalists found murdered in remote villages in Guinea.
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Human Pyramid / Pyramide Humaine
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Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
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Polio vaccination
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With schools and universities closed because of the Ebola outbreak  thousands of students spend thei...
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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The wheat harvest in Guinea in 2009/
The wheat harvest in Guinea in 2009/
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The Ebola vaccine needs to be kept at a temperature of – 80°C. These vaccine storage devices use ...
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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Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola cases last week.
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Guinean politician Cellou Diallo
Guinean politician Cellou Diallo
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