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Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea, DRC

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 29 Ebola virus cases and 13 deaths so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Saturday. Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member …

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Guinea delays constitutional referendum after criticism

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guinea’s President Alpha Conde announced a “slight postponement” of Sunday’s referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll’s fairness. The government argues that the draft constitution would, among other things, codify gender equality and ban female circumcision and underage …

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Public housing in Equatorial Guinea a mirage for the poorest

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | In a country awash with oil, the poorest survive in shantytowns a stone’s throw from smart modern apartments and family homes supposedly built to help those most in need. The government of Equatorial Guinea had billed the rows of state-subsidised housing as never-to-be-missed home-owning opportunities for the poor. But …

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Guinea accepts to host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | 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. “I am delighted with this change in the organisation of the …

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Guinea opposition to resume protests over contested vote

  Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo on Thursday said protests would resume next week over disputed local elections in February as he called off negotiations with the government. Demonstrations over the results of that vote have claimed at least 15 lives. The opposition was …

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Guinea president to take legal action over Bollore row

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde said Thursday he would file a complaint in the French courts over allegations raised in a corruption case embroiling French billionaire Vincent Bollore. “I shall bring a complaint in Paris for false accusation,” Conde told reporters in Conakry, without giving further …

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French tycoon Bollore’s African assets

Paris, France | AFP | Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore is being questioned in Paris over allegations that his conglomerate used corrupt connections in Africa to win port contracts. Founded in 1822, the Bollore Group, which is majority owned by the Bollore family, has diverse interests ranging from logistics and energy …

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