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Angolan President Returns to Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan head of state João Lourenço arrived Wednesday in Luanda after his Turkey, Guinea and Ghana trip, started on 27 July. (AllAfrica)

History Corner 1975 - the Year Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Brokered Peace Between Senegal and Guinea Conakry

[The Point] Our Founding President His Excellency Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMRG, was a man of peace. He kept peace a-yard and abroad. Whilst his intrepid efforts to bring peace to Liberia in the early 1990s are well noted by scholars, less has been written by scholars about his other successful peacemaking adventure- the one he undertook in the early summer of 1975 to normalize the toxic diplomatic relations between Senegal and Guinea Conakry. (AllAfrica)

'It's Guinea Now On Stars Sniperscope'

[Daily News] After reviving hopes of reaching into the quarterfinals of Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Taifa Stars Head Coach Etienne Ndayiragije said he now works out a plan to gun down Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Swiss Jail Mining Magnate for Bribing Mamadie Touré

[Public Eye] At the conclusion of a widely followed trial, French-Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz was today found guilty of bribery of foreign public officials and document forgery by the Geneva criminal court. (AllAfrica)

Conde's Forces Enjoy Impunity for Abuses

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Guinea from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Crucify Me - Samaria

[Namibian] RICHARD 'Bobby' Samaria shouldered responsibility for Namibia's erratic 3-0 defeat to Guinea during their 2020 African Nations Championship opening clash in Limbe on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

How Do We Reverse the Resource Curse?

[Africa In Fact] Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase 'resource curse' in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s. For instance, where resource dependency - the proportion of a country's resou (AllAfrica)

Mining Tycoon Steinmetz On Trial Over Guinea Bribes

[DW] Mining tycoon Beny Steinmetz has appeared in a Geneva court where he is facing trial for allegedly paying bribes to win lucrative mining rights in Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Secretary-General Appoints Bintou Keita of Guinea Special Representative in Democratic Republic of Congo

[Monusco] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). (AllAfrica)

Swiss Put Billionaire On Trial, Alleging Mining Corruption in Guinea

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Swiss prosecutors allege that the Israeli billionaire and business associates bribed a wife of the former Guinean president to obtain lucrative mining rights. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Trial of Israeli Billionaire Begins in Switzerland

[Public Eye] Today, a historic trial is starting in Calvin's city. Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz faces charges of "corruption of foreign public officials" and "document forgery" with two business partners. He is alleged to have arranged the transfer of at least USD 8.5 million from 2006 to 2012 to get his hands on the Simandou iron-ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea. Switzerland must take preventive action so that it will no longer be complicit in predatory practices that deprive the populations of resour (AllAfrica)

Guinea Tests Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Sputnik

[RFI] Guinea is testing the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik despite the scepticism of a large part of the general population. The first person to take the vaccine was the minister for defence Mohamed Diane. (AllAfrica)

Morocco to Play Two Friendly Matches Against Guinea in Preparation for CHAN 2021

[MAP] Rabat -- The national team of local players will play two friendly matches against their Guinean counterpart on January 8 and 11 in Rabat. (AllAfrica)

VP Mohadi Ready to Engage Guineans Over Trade

[The Herald] Vice President Kembo Mohadi says he has been given a comprehensive briefing by Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Senegal, James Maridadi, and is now ready to engage authorities here to establish areas of cooperation. (AllAfrica)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Is It Practised?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The United States has strengthened a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) by imposing tougher penalties and making prosecutions easier - a step campaigners hope will bolster global efforts to eradicate the practice. (AllAfrica)

Overcoming Covid-19 At 99 Years Old

[WHO] Conakry -- When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients. (AllAfrica)

Journalists Targeted Across the Continent

[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat. (AllAfrica)

Activist Arrested After Unveiling New Political Movement

[MFWA] The authorities in Guinea must release political activist, Souleymane Condé, and ensure that the rights of citizens to freedom of assembly and expression are respected at all times. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Confirms Gambia Friendly

[The Point] Syli Nationale team manager Aly Kader Touré has confirmed his side's friendly international against the Scorpions next month. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Presidential Election - Alpha Conde Again?

[DW] Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy. (AllAfrica)

Guinea-Conakry Presidential Election - Alpha Conde to Stand for a Third Term

[Cameroon Tribune] After being nominated by his party for next presidential election a few weeks ago, the incumbent in a communique made public has accepted to stand again. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Vow Street Protests As President Condé Goes for Third Term

[RFI] Opposition parties in Guinea on Tuesday announced the restart of protests against a third term for President Alpha Condé, following the announcement of his candidacy by his party for polls expect on 18 October. (AllAfrica)

Côte D'ivoire and the 'Third-Term' Virus

[ISS] If the AU and ECOWAS reject coups as unconstitutional changes of government, shouldn't the same apply to third terms? (AllAfrica)

A Warning for Nigeria and West Africa to Heed Popular Aspirations

[allAfrica] Abuja -- Prominent Nigerian physician, politician and strategist Bukola Saraki argues that while the removal of the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali is a setback to democracy, it should serve as a warning to regional leaders that the demands of their populations for honest elections and for governments that fight corruption and poverty cannot be ignored. (AllAfrica)

32 Journalists Test Positive for Coronavirus

[MFWA] Thirty-two journalists in Guinea have tested positive for COVID-19 as the disease continues to take a toll on the media sector. (AllAfrica)

Protests After Postponement of Elections, Referendum

[DW] President Alpha Conde postponed a referendum that could pave the way for his third term bid, citing flaws with voter register. About 2.5 million unverified voters were discovered, experts call the situation "dangerous". (AllAfrica)

Fear of Further Crackdown As Constitutional Poll Nears

[HRW] Guinea's government should respect freedom of assembly and ensure security force discipline in advance of the March 1, 2020 constitutional referendum, Human Rights Watch said today. The referendum on a new constitution could clear the way for President Alpha Condé to run for a third presidential term. (AllAfrica)

Pirates Attack German Container Ship Off West African Coast

[DW] Maritime piracy has increased off the west coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea, despite preventative measures. The issues lie on land rather than at sea. Is it time for the international community to intervene? (AllAfrica)

UN Committee On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to Review Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, Ukraine

[OHCHR] Geneva -The above are among the 170 States that are party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing it. (AllAfrica)

Eight Priorities for the African Union in 2020

[ICG] Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels -What's new? African leaders meet in Addis Ababa this week for the annual African Union (AU) summit. This year's theme is "Silencing the Guns", reflecting the continental body's earlier aspirations to end conflicts and prevent genocide in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Get Guinea Reality Check

[Namibian] THE Brave Warriors' chances of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations took a knock with a 2-0 defeat at Guinea on Sunday, although there is still a long way to go in the race. (AllAfrica)