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At least 50 arrested over Guinea post-electoral violence

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend’s local elections, local official said Thursday. Unrest has flared in the West African country after the ballot, with seven deaths recorded so far across …

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Guinea president confirms February 4 local elections

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | President Alpha Conde of Guinea has given the green light for local elections to be held on February 4, 2018, the first such vote for the country’s 342 voting districts since 2005. Conde signed a decree released late on Monday that notified the National Independent Electoral …

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Several dead in gold mine clashes on Mali-Guinea border

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Several people were killed in clashes between gold miners on the Mali-Guinea border this week, Guinean and Malian officials said Wednesday. Despite having areas rich in gold, both Guinea and Mali are among the world’s poorest countries, with many miners going it alone or in …

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Guinea receives $20bn in pledges for development

Paris, France | AFP | Guinea on Thursday won pledges in aid worth $20 billion to fund a five-year development plan at a meeting in Paris with banks, private players and governments. The mineral-rich West African nation is slowly emerging from the Ebola crisis and low commodity price shocks that adversely …

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PRESIDENT CONDE: When Africans are united, we win

  CONDE: Museveni one of founding fathers of new dynamism in Africa Kampala, Uganda | PPU|  President Yoweri Museveni has commended President Alpha Conde of Guinea, and also Chairman of the African Union, for his personal efforts aimed at accelerating the implementation of strategic issues of high importance to Africa. “We have …

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COMMENT: Powering Africa’s future

COMMENT: By Alpha Condé Leaders are demonstrating a new determination to improve prospects for younger generations by electrifying our economies When G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high on their agenda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already committed to using her presidency …

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How Jammeh was convinced to step down

Negotiators won over Gambia ex-leader with appeals to faith and patriotism Conakry, Guinea | AFP | In pushing Yahya Jammeh to give up The Gambia’s presidency, negotiators played on two key cards: his deep Muslim faith and his professed love of country. Jammeh finally quit as president and went into …

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COMMENT: Universal health in Africa

COMMENT: By Matshidiso Moeti Ghana’s insurance scheme and Ethiopia’s a cadre of health-extension workers prove it is achievable Three years ago, a young boy in rural Guinea fell victim to the Ebola virus. An epidemic soon took hold of West Africa. By the time it was contained, it had killed …

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