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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)

Radio Station Suspended 'For Undermining National Security'

[MFWA] Conakry-based Espace FM has been suspended for a week by Guinea's media regulator, Haute autorité de la communication (HAC), after airing a programme that the regulator deemed to be prejudicial to national security. (AllAfrica)

Gendarmes Raid Radio Station

[MFWA] Gendarmes have stormed the premises of Radio Gangan in Conakry and arrested three of its management personnel, while the station's transmission has been scrambled by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Guinea over what the authorities claim to be speculations on the network about the death of Guinea president, Alpha Condé. (AllAfrica)

'Laws Are Just Pieces of Paper' If Not Enforced, Says Rights Activist

[Deutsche Welle] Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough - governments need to follow through to help protect women. (AllAfrica)

Germans Get the Better of Game Guinea

[CAF] Germany struggled to get the better of an energetic Guinean side but came away with a 3-1 victory that sends them through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. (AllAfrica)

Health and Research Initiative Joins Campaign for Immunization

[Community Health and Research Initiative Joins Immunization Campaign] African organizations in over ten countries kick off '33 days to Power Up Immunization'. (AllAfrica)

Dominant Guinea Held to Draw By Costa Rica

[CAF] Guinea came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Tuesday's Group C encounter at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Goa. (AllAfrica)

Iran Find Extra Gear to Beat Guinea

[CAF] Allahyar Sayyad's hammered long-range opener was the pick of four second-half goals in Goa, as Iran moved to the top of the table after the opening matchday in Group C at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. (AllAfrica)

Inauguration2017 - President Alpha Condé Arrives in Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Republic of Guinea Conacry, Alpha Condé, arrived Tuesday in Luanda to witness the inauguration of the President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. (AllAfrica)

China to Invest 10 Billion Fcfa in Guinea Conakry

[Cameroon Tribune] Yinchuan -President Alpha Condé reached the 20-year swap agreement during last week's visit to China. (AllAfrica)

Guinean Couple in Germany Helps African Migrants Integrate

[Deutsche Welle] She is a tailor and he is actively involved in helping African migrants, particularly those from Guinea. The Toure family, in Cologne, is committed to assisting African migrants integrate into the German society. (AllAfrica)

Guinean Midfielder Naby Keita Joins Liverpool FC As the Most Expensive African Footballer

[This is Africa] English Premier League club Liverpool FC last week confirmed the acquisition of RB Leipzig's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita for a club record deal. The deal which will make Keita the most expensive African footballer ever is effective from July 1, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Liverpool Snap Up Guinean International Naby Keita

[RFI] Liverpool have agreed a 51 million euro deal with German side RB Leipzig for Guinean midfielder Naby Keita. The Premier League giants said they had come to an agreement with the German club that sees the 22-year-old move to Liverpool at the end of this season. (AllAfrica)

Several Buried Alive in Rubbish Dump Collapse

[Al Jazeera] Rescue team search for survivors after landslide on a rubbish landfill on the outskirts of Conakry kills at least eight. (AllAfrica)

Five-Star Guinea Complete Total CHAN 2018 Line-Up

[CAF] Guinea completes the line-up for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after a 5-0 win over Senegal on Wednesday in Conakry in their West A Zone second leg clash. (AllAfrica)

Total CHAN 2018 - Senegal Down Guinea for First Leg Advantage

[CAF] Senegal took a major step towards a place at the final tournament of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after a 3-1 win over Guinea in their West A Zone final round first leg clash on Tuesday in Pikine. (AllAfrica)

Bangoura - Guinea Not Giving Up On Our Dream

[CAF] · Guinea have beaten Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire in the last six months (AllAfrica)