Guinea

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:25:00 GMT
Four Radio Stations Temporarily Shut Down, Another Suspended On Election Day
[MFWA] Four local radio stations were forced to shut down temporarily and a news website was suspended for one month on election day in Guinea.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:49:17 GMT
President Poised for Landslide Election Win, Preliminary Results Show
[DW] A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says the count was rigged.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:47:40 GMT
Lesson From Guinea Conakry
[Foroyaa] Colonialism brought ethnolinguistic groups under colonial rule as subjects of a foreign power. They built schools and created an elite that could speak the same language and provide public services based on the education delivered by the co...

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:40:15 GMT
Monrovia Police Arrest Guineans Protesting Poll Results
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Guineans in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, on Wednesday stormed their embassy to protest the call for a re-run of the presidential elections in their country presidential election with results showing the President, Alpha ...

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:28:39 GMT
Opposition Leader Declares Himself President
[Nation] Guinea's main opposition leader has thrown the country into confusion by declaring himself president.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:47:07 GMT
Deadly Clashes As Opposition Leader Diallo Claims Election Victory
[RFI] At least three people have been killed and several others wounded on the streets of Guinea's capital Conakry after main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of Sunday's presidential election.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:17:06 GMT
Guineans Vote As President Seeks to Extend Decade in Power
[DW] Guinea's 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea's constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:59:30 GMT
CPJ Joins Letter Calling On Guinea Government Not to Disrupt Internet Access
[PR Newswire] New York -- NEW YORK, 15 October 2020 / PRN Africa / -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 35 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter calling on authorities in Guinea to maintain the stability and o...

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:19:34 GMT
UN Chief Urges Inclusive, Peaceful Elections in Guinea
[UN News] On the eve of the presidential elections in Guinea, the UN Secretary-General has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 07:55:17 GMT
Tensions Ahead of Crucial Presidential Elections
[DW] Guineans head to the polls on October 18 in a tense presidential election pitting two former rivals. Incumbent President Alpha Conde is seeking a third term that has already triggered deadly violence during protests.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 06:38:43 GMT
Concerns as Neighbouring Guinea Heads for Polls
[Nation] As Guinea braces for a presidential election this weekend, concerns are mounting across the border in Sierra Leone amid allegations of meddling.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:02:40 GMT
Hate Speech Ahead of Elections Must Be Curbed and Condemned – UN
[PR Newswire] New York -- Political leaders, in particular the candidates campaigning for the upcoming presidential election in Guinea, should refrain from invoking ethnic affiliations and using provocative language that may lead to violence, discrim...

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 07:41:35 GMT
CPJ Joins Letter Calling on Government Not to Disrupt Internet Access
[CPJ] The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 35 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter calling on authorities in Guinea to maintain the stability and openness of all digital communication channels before, during, an...

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:59:18 GMT
Earth Angels Unveil Guinea U-20 Captain Mariam Soumah
[Observer] Guinean U-20 Women's National Team captain, Mariam Soumah was on Tuesday, October 13, unveiled as a new Earth Angels player.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:08:52 GMT
At Least 50 People Killed in Guinea Protests - Amnesty
[ANGOP] Amnesty accuses security forces of acting with impunity The human rights organisation Amnesty International says at least 50 people have been killed, mostly shot dead, in Guinea during protests in the last year.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:06:54 GMT
Guinea's National Day
[State Department] On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Guinea and send best wishes as you celebrate the 62nd anniversary of your independence.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:56:25 GMT
N'diaye - Horoya's Success Story Is No Fluke
[CAF] After more than a seven-month hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2019/20 will resume in the coming days with a Final Four format taking place in Morocco.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:27:48 GMT
RSF Trains Journalists Ahead of Presidential Elections in Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire
[RSF] In partnership with local organizations, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has organized workshops for journalists in Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire that provided training in covering elections and limiting the risk of violence against reporters durin...

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:25:28 GMT
Peer Support Vital to Help Young Returnees Rebuild Their Lives in West Africa
[IPS] Dakar -- Ismaila Badji could not bring himself to leave his house for weeks after returning to Senegal. "I failed twice; at school and on the road," he said. "What's wrong with me? I'm still looking for the answer." After spending time in a Lib...

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 05:06:18 GMT
Hate Speech Ahead of Guinea Elections Must Be Curbed and Condemned - Bachelet and Patten
[OHCHR] Political leaders, in particular the candidates campaigning for the upcoming presidential election in Guinea, should refrain from invoking ethnic affiliations and using provocative language that may lead to violence, discrimination and other ...

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 07:49:40 GMT
Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Calls On Guineans to Maintain Peace Ahead of Polls
[Concord] The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Hon Sidie Mohamed Tunis has called on citizens in neighboring Guinea to refrain from violence and engage in a frank dialogue ahead of October 18 presidential election.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 04:42:51 GMT
UN Officials Warn Political Leaders to Steer Clear of Campaign Hate Speech
[UN News] Given the history of intercommunal violence in Guinea, two high-level UN Officials voiced concern on Tuesday over the risk of "incitement to hostility, discrimination or violence" as the country gears up for elections on 18 October.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:06:05 GMT
Gambia Confirms Congo and Guinea Friendlies
[CAF] The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) have announced two friendly matches against Congo and Guinea in Portugal.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:21:52 GMT
Stadium Massacre Victims Await Justice
[HRW] Victims and their family members are demanding justice for the killings of more than 150 demonstrators, rapes, and other crimes committed by the Guinean security forces on September 28, 2009 in a stadium in Guinea's capital, Conakry, 6 human ri...

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:04:10 GMT
Overcoming Covid-19 At 99 Years Old
[WHO] Conakry -- When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients.

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