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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)

Why Large Crowds Instil a Climate of Fear

[New Times] A story is told about Ahmed Sekou Toure. In the lead up to independence in West Africa, the countries under French colonial rule were placed under referendum to decide whether to stay semi-autonomous republics under the control of the French Government or to choose outright independence. (AllAfrica)

Submission By HRW to the Committee On the Rights of the Child On Guinea

[HRW] This submission relates to the review of Guinea under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It focuses on the issue of the protection of students, teachers, schools, and universities in situations of armed conflict. (AllAfrica)

President Al-Bashir and Guinean President Hold Talks

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Sunday evening held talks with the visiting President of Guinea and current chairman of the African Union, Alpha Condé, and discussed progress of the bilateral historic relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Minister Meets Advisor of Guinean President

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour met, at his office, Monday, the Acting Minister, the Guinean Presidential Advisor for Diplomatic Affairs, Mustafa Sano. (AllAfrica)

Final Communique for the Visit of the President of Guinea to the Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Guinea on Monday issued a joint communique at the end of the three day state visit to the Sudan by the Guinean president professor Alpha Cande at the invitation of President Omar Bashir. (AllAfrica)

First Vice-President and National Prime Minister Meet Guinean President

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister , Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, met in Corinthia hotel in Khartoum with President of Guinea and Chairman of current sessionof the African Union, Alpha Conde. (AllAfrica)

Police Investigate Case of African Girl Held As 'Sex Slave' in Australia

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -The 17-year-old from Guinea told investigators she was flown to Sydney via Paris in early April after a man in her home country offered her a job as a cleaner in Australia (AllAfrica)

Liberia Consoles Guinea Over 24 Killed in Motor Accident

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to Dr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, due to the unfortunate death of 24 persons and injury to several others in a motor accident. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Hails Cameroon, Consoles Guinea

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Cameroon on the occasion marking the 45th anniversary of the National Day of that country. (AllAfrica)