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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)

Mnangagwa Despatches Special Envoy to Guinea

[The Herald] The dispatching of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe to Guinea Conakry as a special envoy of President Mnangagwa yesterday shows the Second Republic's eagerness to consolidate relations with the outside world. (AllAfrica)

Guinea's Bloody Crackdown Stains West Africa's Foe Landscape in October 2019

[MFWA] Guinea dominated the headlines in October 2019 for the wrong reasons as the resumption of protests against President Alpha Conde's bid to seek a third term in office was met with familiar brutality, leading to at least nine deaths. (AllAfrica)

MFWA, Partners Organise Media-Security Forum to Promote Journalists' Safety in Guinea

[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in collaboration with the partner organisation in Guinea, Association Guineenne des Editeurs de la Presse Independante (AGEPI), is organising a Media - Security Agencies Forum to promote the safety of journalists in Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Obbo - African Democrats: Going, Going, Gone

[East African] Guinea's President Alpha Conde was a model opposition leader. (AllAfrica)

The Rapid Decline in Civic Freedoms - 5 Countries to Keep an Eye On

[IPS] Johannesburg -2019 has been a year of protest. From Algeria, to Chile, to Hong Kong, ordinary people have taken to the streets to voice their dissatisfaction with governance systems. Their causes are as diverse as the people pouring into the streets. (AllAfrica)

How Conspiracy Theories Shape Reality

[The Conversation Africa] In Guinea, people are protesting in the streets against a reported attempt by President Alpha Condé to orchestrate a constitutional change that would allow him to remain in office beyond the end of his second term next year. (AllAfrica)

FAO Report Cites 41 Countries Needing External Assistance for Food

[FAO] Rome -Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers (AllAfrica)

President's U.S. Visit Comes At Critical Moment

[HRW] Guinean President Alpha Condé is visiting the United States this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly, and to reportedly drum up investment from American investors. (AllAfrica)

Former Harambee Stars Coach Banned for Life in West African Nation

[Nairobi News] Former Harambee Stars coach Paul Put has been banned from ever coaching in Guinea in his lifetime. (AllAfrica)

Academic Mamoudou Barry, Murdered in France, to Be Buried in Guinea

[RFI] The body of Mamoudou Barry, the Guinean legal academic murdered in France last month, will be put to rest on Monday afternoon in his birthplace of Bolaro, Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Angry Protests Held in Guinea, France for Murdered Researcher [video]

[RFI] Hundreds of people gathered in the cities of Conakry, Rouen and Paris over the weekend to protest racist violence after a Guinean academic, Mamoudou Barry, was murdered in Normandy last Friday by a man who had shouted racist insults. The suspect is said to be suffering from a mental illness. (AllAfrica)

Liberia, Guinea Military Strengthen Ties

[Observer] The authorities of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and Guinea military on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, for the first time planned together a document for a joint military operation at their common borders to jointly patrol, counter-terrorism operations, train, share information, and handle illicit trafficking of small arms. (AllAfrica)

Beekeeping Gives Youth an Opportunity to Blossom

[ITC] A new programme on modern beekeeping techniques to engage Guinean youth and revive the honey industry. (AllAfrica)

Liberia, Guinea Sign Military Pact

[New Dawn] Liberian and Guinean militaries have come up with their first planning document for a joint military operation at their common borders to start the process of joint patrol, counter - terrorism operations, trainings, information sharing and handling illicit trafficking of small arms, among others. (AllAfrica)

Critical Time for Human Rights in Guinea

[HRW] Next year, Guinea's human rights record will come under scrutiny in a review carried out by the Human Rights Council. Human Rights Watch yesterday gave the Council a report that looks at the state of human rights in the country and where progress is still needed. (AllAfrica)

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

[HRW] Introduction (AllAfrica)

Liberia, Guinea Issue Communiqué

[NEWS] President Dr. George Manneh Weah over the weekend returned from Guinea following a two-day state visit on the invitation of his Guinean counterpart Prof. Alpha Conde. (AllAfrica)

Weah Arrives in Conakry for Two-Day State Visit

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah arrived in the Guinean capital, Conakry, for a two-day official state visit on Thursday, 11 July. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Arrives in Conakry for Two-Day State Visit

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberian Leader, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, arrived in the Guinean capital, Conakry, for a two-day official state visit. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Crush Guinea to Advance to Quarter-Finals

[RFI] Cairo -Djamel Belhadi's Algeria underlined their credentials as potential champions with an impressive 3-0 deconstruction of Guinea on Sunday night to move into the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Cuts Ties With Second Govt Over Recognizing Somaliland

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia has cut diplomatic ties with Guinea over recognition of Somaliland as an independent state. (AllAfrica)

Guinea Aim to Get Going With Burundi Scalp

[Monitor] Paul Put, the coach of Guinea's Syli Nationale, is still bitter with how they lost 1-0 to Nigeria Super Eagles on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Russia Delivers Mobile Medical Laboratory in Guinea

[The Exchange] RusAl, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Rospotrebnadzor have delivered a mobile laboratory and research supplies to the Russian-Guinean epidemiology and infectious diseases prevention center in the Republic of Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Global Fund for Health - How Seven African Countries Squandered Millions of Foreign Aid

[Premium Times] Africa's foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human export from the continent. (AllAfrica)

Mapeza Hoping to Rewrite Books in Conakry

[CAF] Group stage debutants, FC Platinum will continue working hard and draw necessary experience from the continental soccer leg as they take their next fight for the maiden to Conakry as guest of Guinea champions Horoya. (AllAfrica)