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HRW: Guinea

  • Video: Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea
    (Nairobi, June 18, 2019) – The Guinean government has razed thousands of homes in the country’s capital, Conakry, leaving families struggling to find adequate housing, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has provided no alternative acco…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea: Draconian Forced Evictions

    Guinea: Draconian Forced Evictions

    Expand Rubble of demolished homes in the Dar-Es-Salam neighborhood of Conakry, Guinea’s capital, on June 8, 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch. The G…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Dar Es Salaam
    Satellite images recorded before and after demolitions the Dar-Es-Salam neighborhood. Human Rights Watch analysis of the images shows that at least 386 buildings were destroyed in Dar Es Salam in the May demolitions. Before: © Planet Labs 2019. Aft…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Koloma
    Satellite images recorded before and after demolitions in the Kaporo Rails, Kipé 2 and Dimesse neighborhoods. Human Rights Watch analysis of the images indicates that at least 2,500 buildings were destroyed in Koloma during the 2019 demolitions.
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Resignation Confirms Fears of Delay in Guinea Stadium Massacre Trial

    Resignation Confirms Fears of Delay in Guinea Stadium Massacre Trial

    Expand In Guinea’s capital, Conakry, family members cry after identifying the body of a relative killed on September 28, 2009, when security forces fired on opposition supporters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea’s Efforts to Ban Protests Undermines Rights

    Guinea’s Efforts to Ban Protests Undermines Rights

    Expand Anti-riot police clash with Guinean opposition supporters in Conakry on March 22, 2018. © 2018 CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images This might be t…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea: Create Special Unit to Probe Protest Deaths

    Guinea: Create Special Unit to Probe Protest Deaths

    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Complaint Filed Against Bauxite Mining Company in Guinea

    Complaint Filed Against Bauxite Mining Company in Guinea

    October 4, 2018Video Video: Mining Companies Exploit Rural Communities in Guinea Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threate…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea
    Guinea held long-delayed local elections in February 2018, but allegations of electoral fraud and ethnic and communal tensions led to deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Popular frustration over economic inequality and the slow pac…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Witnessing Guinea’s Bauxite Mining Boom

    Witnessing Guinea’s Bauxite Mining Boom

    Expand Farmers from Dapilon village, in the Boké region, look out over land, on the banks of the River Nunez, cleared for the construction of a mining port belonging to the La Soci…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Guinea

  • A short history of an Ebola vaccine

    A short history of an Ebola vaccine

    When alarming reports of a deadly disease outbreak landed on the desk of Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe – the leading virologist in what was then known as Zaire – he sent an employee  from the capital of Kinshasa to Kikwit, a city in the southwestern…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 10:01am -
  • Survival lessons for Congo in the aftershock of West Africa’s Ebola crisis

    Survival lessons for Congo in the aftershock of West Africa’s Ebola crisis

    Although Alsény Touré managed to escape the West African Ebola epidemic, the shadow of the disease still lingers over his life. On most days he’s grateful he survived when more than 11,000 people in three countries didn’t. On some, he’s not s…
    - 39 days ago, 16 May 19, 12:10pm -
  • Opinion | Ebola responders must learn language lessons from the 2014 epidemic
    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people.In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services pub…
    - 15 Aug 18, 7:26am -
  • “People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

    “People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

    Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves; about how, with hardly any help, they tackled…
    - 26 Jan 17, 9:45am -
  • Five rare humanitarian success stories of 2016 (plus caveats)

    Five rare humanitarian success stories of 2016 (plus caveats)

    It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:Paris Agreement enters into forceGiven that 2016 broke a numb…
    - 29 Dec 16, 3:25am -
  • Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

    Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

    It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain over the threat it poses), the Ebola outbrea…
    - 6 Apr 16, 11:57am -
  • A look back at Ebola
    The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again. But now, after nearly two years battling the deadly virus, the region finally seems to be Ebola-free. None of…
    - 27 Dec 15, 7:00pm -
  • Ebola: Where are we now?
    For the first time in more than a year, no one in either Sierra Leone or Liberia is being treated for Ebola, raising hopes that after more than 11,000 deaths and 28,000 infections throughout West Africa, the epidemic could finally be winding down.Bu…
    - 26 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors
    West Africa’s Ebola outbreak might be winding down, but the struggles facing survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are far from over.Beyond psycho-social problems related to stigma and post-traumatic stress disorder, more than half of surv…
    - 9 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • Ebola vaccine: reason to be hopeful?
    News that an Ebola vaccine trialled in Guinea has proved 100 percent effective has elicited both excitement and caution from a range of actors closely involved in the outbreak, which also struck Liberia and Sierra Leone and has claimed more than 11,0…
    - 30 Jul 15, 7:00pm -

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  • Texas couple sentenced for enslaving Guinean woman for 16 years
    Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure receive seven yearsToure is son of late Guinean president Sekou ToureA Texas couple have been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.A federal judge in Fort Wo…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 8:04am -
  • Chinese dam project in Guinea could kill up to 1,500 chimpanzees
    Planned Koukoutamba dam to be built in reserve established to protect chimps from miningUp to 1,500 chimpanzees could be killed by a new Chinese dam that will swamp a crucial sanctuary for the endangered primate in Guinea, experts have warned.The 294…
    - 28 Feb 19, 1:00am -
  • Beny Steinmetz settles dispute with Guinea over iron ore project
    Mining group agrees to walk away from Simandou project after deal with governmentThe mining group controlled by the controversial tycoon Beny Steinmetz is to walk away from a massive iron ore project in Guinea as part of an agreement that settles a l…
    - 25 Feb 19, 1:12pm -
  • From spectacular orchids to towering trees – 2018's top new plant discoveries
    Around the world, species hunters unearth 128 vascular plants and 44 species of fungi, many already facing extinctionA spectacular orchid sold from a barrow in a Laos market, a flower which may contain cancer-fighting chemicals, and a tall tree found…
    - 21 Dec 18, 1:01am -
  • Chimp sanctuary created by World Bank threatened by World Bank-backed dam
    Bank helped create reserve for endangered primates, but has since funded studies used to approve dam that would flood newly created habitat Less than a year after it helped to create one of the planet’s most important chimpanzee sanctuaries, the Wo…
    - 3 Aug 18, 6:45am -
  • Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff
    Organisation confirms misappropriation of almost $6m donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives in west AfricaThe Red Cross has admitted that millions of dollars meant for fighting the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west A…
    - 3 Nov 17, 1:49pm -
  • SFO says it is investigating Rio Tinto over Guinea operations
    Mining group says it will ‘fully cooperate’ with authorities investigating suspected corruptionThe Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into how the mining company Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea. “The Serious…
    - 25 Jul 17, 1:35am -
  • Mali: three UN peacekeepers die in attack by Al-Qaida affiliate
    Rocket and mortar fire on UN camp in north of country kills three Guinean peacekeepers and injures eight othersJihadists launched an attack on a United Nations camp in northern Mali, killing three peacekeepers from the west African nation of Guinea a…
    - 10 Jun 17, 1:16am -
  • Baby on board: woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight
    Nafi Diaby, 28 weeks pregnant, gave birth to girl with help of passengers and cabin crew shortly after takeoff from GuineaA unexpected passenger joined a Turkish Airlines flight when a woman went into labour and gave birth mid-flight.Shortly after ta…
    - 9 Apr 17, 1:41pm -
  • Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials
    Results from research conducted in west Africa indicate the drug will drastically reduce the severity of further outbreaksA vaccine for Ebola which has completed successful trials in Guinea and Sierra Leone means the virus should never again be able…
    - 22 Dec 16, 6:30pm -
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