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Texas Couple, Convicted of Enslaving Guinean Girl, Await Sentencing

[VOA] A U.S. federal court has convicted the son of a former Guinean president, along with his wife, for enslaving a young, undocumented girl from the West African country and forcing her to work unpaid in their north Texas home for 16 years. (AllAfrica)

Breaking - Guinea Accepts to Host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

[Vanguard] Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president said Monday. (AllAfrica)

The SMB-Winning Consortium signs three agreements for a total investment of three billion US dollars

[35°N] Conakry, Republic of Guinea, November 26, 2018 - Following a Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 21, 2018, the SMB-Winning Consortium, represented by Société Minière de Boké (SMB), has signed three agreements with the Government of the Republic of Guinea for the execution of a comprehensive project for the Boké region. (AllAfrica)

Integra - Prioritising Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment in Guinea

[ITC] The Government of the Republic of Guinea and the European Union officially launched the INTEGRA programme to support the socio-economic integration of youth in Guinea on Monday, 19 November at the Bluezone Kaloum in Conakry. The launch ceremony took place in the presence of Prime Minister Kassory Fofana as well as representatives of the three implementing agencies, the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) and the German Cooperation (GIZ). (AllAfrica)

Govt, Guinea Sign Four Agreements

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE and Guinea Conakry on Tuesday signed four agreements covering the establishment of a Joint Commission, reciprocal exemption of visas to holders of diplomatic and service passports, agreement on cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of political and diplomatic consultation between ministries of foreign affairs. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Honours Mnangagwa

[The Herald] Guinea Conakry President Alpha Condé on Tuesday decorated President Mnangagwa with the Grand Cross Award in recognition of the growing friendship and solidarity between his country and Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

President Mnangagwa Courts Continent's Vote On Sanctions

[The Herald] Conakry, Guinea -President Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday on a two-day State visit at the invitation of President Alpha Condé and will use the occasion to appeal for African support in Zimbabwe's efforts to re-engage the West and end economic sanctions on the country. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Off to Guinea

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa left the country early today for Guinea on a State visit that will see Zimbabwe and the West African country digesting ways of strengthening relations in all spheres. (AllAfrica)

Witnessing Guinea's Bauxite Mining Boom

[HRW] Earlier this month, looking out over the vast swathes of barren red land that make up a fast-growing bauxite mine, I witnessed first-hand the rapid growth of Guinea's bauxite mining boom. Bauxite from Guinea is used to produce aluminum used around the world in automobile and airplane parts and consumer products like beverage cans and tin foil. (AllAfrica)

Condé's Chance to Shine

[HRW] On a Monday afternoon nine years ago, before Guinea's President Alpha Condé took office, security forces stormed a Conakry stadium and murdered over 150 peaceful protesters. Their bodies were strewn all over the bloodied soccer pitch and stands. Dozens of women were raped. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Stadium Massacres

[Cameroon Tribune] Guinea has announced that the trial of suspects in the massacres of September 28, 2009 in a stadium in the capital, Conakry, will cost 8 million Euros (5.2 billion FCFA). Justice Minister Cheick Sako who presented the budget on October 19, 2018 said 77 per cent of the amount will be borne by the State, while the US will chip in 17 per cent and the European Union 5.8 per cent. (AllAfrica)

Communiqué On the Chairperson's Visit to West Africa

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will undertake a visit to West Africa that will take him to Benin, from 22 to 23 October; the Republic of Guinea, from 23 to 24; and Nigeria, on 25 and 26 October. (AllAfrica)

Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals - HRW

[VOA] Mabinty lives in a village in Guinea's Boké region, about 250 kilometers northwest of Conakry, the capital. Like much of Boké, Mabinty's village has been covered in a film of red dirt. (AllAfrica)

HRW Says Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals

[VOA] Washington -Mabinty lives in a village in Guinea's Boké region, about 250 kilometers northwest of Conakry, the capital. (AllAfrica)

9 Years Later, Bring Justice for September 28 Crimes

[HRW] Conakry -No one has yet been tried for Guinea's stadium massacre of September 28, in which at least 156 opposition supporters were killed and more than a hundred women were raped, five human rights organizations said today. The organizations are the Association of Victims, Parents and Friends of the September 28 Massacre (AVIPA), the Guinean Human Rights Organization (OGDH), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch. (AllAfrica)

Hope in Guinea, Disappointment in Togo, Impunity in Burundi

[New Democrat] Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the capital Conakry? This looks more likely after investigations closed in December 2017 and the suspects were referred for trial, but victims are not so happy. (AllAfrica)

'Stop Extorting Money From Travelers,' Guinea Amb. Doré Warns

[Observer] Guinean Ambassador to Liberia, S. E. Alhaji Aldoulaye Doré, has warned security personnel assigned at the border posts to stop demanding money from travelers, "because such an act is illegal and undermines free movement protocol of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). (AllAfrica)

President Weah Applauds Guinea On 60th Independence Observance

[New Republic] President George Manneh Weah has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of Guinea on the official observance of the 60TH Independence Anniversary of that neighboring State. (AllAfrica)

Weah Applauds Guinea

[NEWS] President George Manneh Weah has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of Guinea on the official observance of the 60th Independence Anniversary of that neighboring State. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas Calls for Peaceful Co-Existence

[New Republic] Citizens of Liberia and Guinea have been urged to peacefully co-exist following a one-day official fact finding and sensitization visit at the Ganta-Guinea border by members of ECOWAS Parliament. (AllAfrica)

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)