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West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

Liberia Speaker Assures Passage of Financing Agreement for CLSG Interconnection Project

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bhofal Chambers says the National Legislature will ensure the passage of the additional financing agreement for Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) interconnection project. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Defeat Guinea in Basketball World Cup Qualification Tournament

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia beat Guinea 94-54 on Friday evening in a 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup second qualification tournament Group A game in Rades (June 29- July 1). (AllAfrica)

As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard

[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April. (AllAfrica)

Best African XI - CM - Naby Keita

[FirstTouch] The 2017/18 season was as entertaining as any. Our African players took the European leagues by storm once more as they were taught by the legends who left a mark in these leagues as early as the 1970s. Most definitely, Mo Salah has been the talk of the town for his remarkable contribution to his club, Liverpool both in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. In this piece, we are looking at the best African players to have played this season by each position and see who deserves to rub s (AllAfrica)

President Alpha Conde Visits Ghana

[Ghana Govt.] The President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has paid a day's working visit to Ghana. (AllAfrica)

Treated as Trash - The Death of Mouctar Diallo

[VOA] Mouctar Diallo came to New York City from Guinea seeking a life "for the better." Then he entered the bruising world of Sanitation Salvage. (AllAfrica)

Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)

President Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Civil Unrest

[VOA] Guinea President Alpha Conde appointed several new officials to his cabinet overnight, including finance and security ministers, amid civil unrest brought about by elections last February. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Refugees Languish in Guinea

[New Dawn] Liberian Refugees in Kouankan and Laine in neighboring Guinea have reportedly been ill-treated by Guineans since the end of the civil war in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Weah Meets Guinean National Who Trekked to Liberia

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has graciously met in audience a Guinean national who traveled several weeks on foot from his hometown in Guinea near the border with Mali to Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

President Meets Guinea Special Envoy

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday received a special envoy from the Republic of Guinea, Mr Mamadi Toure, who delivered a message from his president and former African Union chairperson, Professor Alpha Condé. (AllAfrica)

Texas Couple Arrested for Allegedly Enslaving Guinea Girl for 16 Years

[VOA] A Texas case involving the son of late Guinea President Ahmed Sekou Toure has put the spotlight on human trafficking for forced labor. (AllAfrica)

Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Guinean Child to Work

[VOA] A U.S. federal court charged a Texas couple Thursday with imposing forced labor on a child from Guinea from 2000 until she escaped from their home in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change Threatens Livelihoods of 130m Niger Basin Inhabitants

[Guardian] Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said the livelihoods of over 130 million people living in the Niger Basin were at risk of climate change and other environmental challenges. (AllAfrica)

Govt Must Ensure Security Forces Show Restraint

[HRW] Guinea's government should ensure that its security forces act with restraint and respect to preserve human life in responding to opposition protests, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Since local elections on February 4, 2018, at least 15 people have been killed and scores injured in deadly clashes between the security forces, opposition demonstrators, and government supporters. Opposition leaders have suspended protests for Easter weekend but said that they will resume April 5. (AllAfrica)

National Football Team Get New Coach

[CAF] Paul Put has been named head coach of Guinea, replacing the Mohamed Kanfory Bangoura. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Conakry - Ruling Party Leads in Local Government Polls

[Cameroon Tribune] The opposition also put a good showing in several councils in the vote held two weeks ago. (AllAfrica)

Will Talks Meet the Demands of Fed-Up Togolese?

[African Arguments] Protesters are demanding President Faure Gnassingbé leave power. The ruling party and army are adamant he stays. (AllAfrica)

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

IMF Underlines Need for Reforms

[IMF] IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met today with President Alpha Condé of Guinea on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AllAfrica)

Why Did the Guinean President Pop in and Pop Out?

[New Dawn] Guinea President Alpha Conte, on Monday arrived in the middle of the inaugural ceremony of President George Weah. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Bow Out of CHAN With Heads High

[CAF] Captain Ibrahim Sory Sankhon led by example by scoring the only goal as Guinea beat Mauritania in the final Group A match on Sunday in Marrakech. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's El Kaabi Scores Three Times Against Guinea at CHAN

[CAF] Ayoub El Kaabi continued his fine form in front of goal scoring three times as Morocco moved within touching distance of a place at the quarter finals thanks to a 3-1 win over Guinea in Casablanca. (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Approves US$170.1 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Guinea

[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea's quota). (AllAfrica)

Authorities Strike Again - Four Radio Stations Shut Down

[MFWA] In what looks like a continuation of recent hostility against the media in Guinea, the authorities have shut down four radio stations over nonpayment of license fees. (AllAfrica)

Saving Lives from AIDS in West & Central Africa Demands Delivering Differently

[MSF] In South Africa today, nearly 4 million people are on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), the largest HIV patient cohort in the world. At the same time, in West & Central Africa (WCA) -- where researchers, policy makers, clinicians and activists meet at the largest AIDS conference in hosted in Abidjan this week -- 4 million people remain undiagnosed and untreated for the disease. (AllAfrica)

Panel of Guinean Judges Concludes Investigation Into 2009 Conakry Stadium Massacre

[PR Newswire] Washington -The United States welcomes the progress made by the panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by security forces during a peaceful protest in Conakry, Guinea. On November 9, 2017, the domestic panel reached an important milestone when the judges formally concluded their investigation and brought charges against more than 14 suspects. (AllAfrica)

The European Union Announces €400 Million to Support Guinea

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Union has announced that it will contribute ?400 million to the National Economic and Social Development Plan for Guinea presented today at the Consultative Group's meeting in Paris. (AllAfrica)

Judges Conclude 2009 Massacre Inquiry

[HRW] Nairobi -The panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by the security forces during a peaceful protest concluded their investigation on November 9 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The development is a major, much-awaited step in ensuring justice for the victims. (AllAfrica)