Guinea opposition rejects constitutional referendum result

World / Politics Mar 29, 2020

Guinea opposition rejects constitutional referendum result

The Guinean opposition on Saturday rejected the result of a constitutional referendum, which they fear will be used by President Alpha Conde to extend his grip on power. The proposal to change the constitution was hugely controversial in the West African state, spurring mass demonstrations ...

Libya flies 142 migrants back to Guinea with U.N. agency's help

World Dec 28, 2017

Libya flies 142 migrants back to Guinea with U.N. agency's help

Libya put 142 illegal migrants on a flight back to Guinea on Wednesday with the help of the U.N. migration agency, officials said, as the North African country steps up deportations to ease severe overcrowding in its detention centers. The number of people stuck in ...

World / Science & Health Dec 29, 2015

Guinea declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea was declared free of Ebola on Tuesday after more than 2,500 people died from the virus in the West African nation, leaving Liberia as the only country still awaiting a countdown for the end of the epidemic. People in the capital, Conakry, greeted the ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 9, 2015

Guinea ex-junta leader indicted over stadium massacre

Guinean authorities have indicted former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara over a massacre at a stadium in the capital in 2009 in which soldiers are accused of killing at least 157 people, a spokesman for his party said on Thursday. Camara's indictment could throw into ...

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

World / Politics Apr 16, 2015

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the White House on Wednesday to pledge more U.S. support for the nations hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made in ...

World / Science & Health Mar 18, 2015

Guinea Ebola cases rise; three doctors infected

Guinea has suffered a setback in its fight against Ebola with a rash of new cases, including three doctors infected by the virus, with officials blaming weak surveillance and a failure to follow safety procedures. The outbreak, which began in eastern Guinea more than a ...