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  • Guinea: 8 Years Later, Justice for Massacre Needed

    Guinea: 8 Years Later, Justice for Massacre Needed

    (Conakry) – Guinea should move ahead to deliver justice, truth, and reparation for the grave crimes committed on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Association of Victims, Parents and Friend…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Guinea
    This submission relates to the review of Guinea under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It focuses on the issue of the protection of students, teachers, schools, and u…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea
    During 2016, the government of President Alpha Conde, who won a second term as president in flawed elections in late 2015, made some gains in consolidating the rule of law and addressing security force violations. A national dialogue between the ruli…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Military Official Arrested for Guinea’s 2009 Stadium Massacre

    Military Official Arrested for Guinea’s 2009 Stadium Massacre

    The arrest of a man charged with crimes committed in a horrendous massacre in Guinea brought justice an important step closer for one of the single worst incidents during decades of abusive, authoritarian rule that ended in 2010. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea: Letter to President Condé on Accountability for 2015 Election Violence and Abuses
    October 4, 2016Mr. Alpha CondéPresident of the Republic of GuineaConakry, GuineaRE: Request for accountability for human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2015 Guinean presidential electionsDear Mr. President,As the annivers…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea: One Year On, No Justice for Election Violence

    Guinea: One Year On, No Justice for Election Violence

    Expand A security officer stands in the Madina market in Conakry, Guinea, following clashes between rival political party supporters on October 9, 2015. © 2015…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea: 7 Years On, Justice for Massacre Needed

    Guinea: 7 Years On, Justice for Massacre Needed

    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: Protect Phone Users’ Privacy

    Guinea: Protect Phone Users’ Privacy

    Expand © 2011 Human Rights Watch (Dakar) – The Guinean government should ensure telecommunications companies are not required to hand over in bulk…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Letter to Prime Minister of Guinea, Mamady Youla
    On February 4, 2016, Human Rights Watch sent this letter to the Prime Minister of Guinea in response to the Guinean government's recent request for access to parts of telecommunications companies’ phone records. The letter urges the Prime Mini…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Guinea
    Violence in the months leading up to and following the October presidential elections resulted in some 10 deaths, deepened ethnic tensions, and exposed ongoing concerns about abuses by the security forces. However, during 2015, there was some progres…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Guinea

  • “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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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 -
  • Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?

    Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?

    An independent panel described the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as “delayed” and “inadequate,” so what systemic changes need to be made to ensure future crises are handled better?Barbar…
    - 12 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola

    Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola

    It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their health systems in the wake of Ebola, having succumbed themselves to the virus. For those that are, the biggest ch…
    - 14 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?

    Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?

    The government of Guinea-Bissau has known for months about the risk of Ebola entering the country, but it hasn't done enough to prepare. Now there is a cluster of cases just across the border. Residents say it will be good fortune rather than good pl…
    - 1 Jun 15, 7:00pm -

reliefweb: Guinea

The Economist: Guinea

The Guardian: Guinea News

  • 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…
    - 85 days ago, 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 -
  • Israel arrests Beny Steinmetz associate in Guinea investigation
    Move follows arrest of billionaire, who is alleged to have arranged bribes so his company could secure iron ore rightsA second person has been arrested by Israeli authorities investigating allegations that Beny Steinmetz, one of the world’s richest…
    - 20 Dec 16, 1:08pm -
  • Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested over Guinea bribery claims
    Steinmetz alleged to have arranged bribes so his company could secure iron ore rights in poor west African countryOne of the world’s wealthiest men has been arrested in Israel over claims that he paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure mineral…
    - 19 Dec 16, 11:34am -
  • West Africa to target human and animal health together to fight Ebola and Zika
    At Dakar’s One Health conference, leaders pledged to act fast to detect, report and control the spread of diseases that often pass from animals to humansWest African leaders have agreed a new approach to infectious diseases in an attempt to avert a…
    - 17 Nov 16, 8:40am -
  • Rio Tinto sacks senior executives over $10.5m payments linked to Guinea mine
    The mining company fires Alan Davies and Debra Valentine amid investigation into money paid for ‘advisory services’Rio Tinto has fired two senior executives after an internal investigation into US$10.5m (£8.5m) in payments linked to the world’…
    - 17 Nov 16, 1:05am -
  • Scene of the crime: survivors of Guinea's stadium massacre – in pictures
    More than 150 people were killed at Conakry’s football stadium when a peaceful opposition protest was attacked by the ruling junta’s elite police in 2009. Thousands more were injured, many still living with the trauma and fighting for the governm…
    - 28 Sep 16, 11:31am -
  • Healers cure mistrust in Guinea's health system after horrors of Ebola
    Practitioners of traditional medicine – the first port of call for 80% of Guineans – could be invaluable in helping fight other killer diseases, such as malariaDressed in a stripy shirt and white skullcap, Mory Kaba roots around behind bottles of…
    - 28 Sep 16, 2:00am -
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