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African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea authorities refuse to confirm Yahya Jammeh s arrival despite an opposition statement condemning the relocation

Senegalese soldiers members of ECOWAS forces (Economic Community of West African States) arrive in Banjul as they drive to secure the Statehouse on January 22, 2017.  Carl de Souza/AFP

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Jan 22, 2017 - 9:14 AM

Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Adama Barrow was declared the winner triggering weeks of uncertainty that almost ended in a military intervention involving 5 other west African nations

DEPARTURE. Former president Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia's leader for 22 years, waves from the plane as he leaves the country on 21 January 2017 in Banjul. Stringer/AFP

Young man killed as 500,000 protest Guinea government

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Several others were injured in the Conakry rally to denounce what they said was economic mismanagement by the government of President Alpha Conde

Guinean opposition supporters march with banner reading 'Support to opposition. That is enough' during an anti-government protest in Conakry on August 16, 2016. Cellou Binani/AFP

Guinea president sacks minister, officials over violence

Nov 20, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Interior Minister Mahmoud Cisse Secretary of State for Religious Affairs El Hajd Abdoulaye Diassy and his deputy Aboubacar Fofana are dismissed without any replacements named

ALPHA CONDE. Guinean president Alpha Conde gestures as he leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with french president Francois Hollande (not pictured) in Paris, France, 26 October 2015. File Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Guinean government and protesters move to end violence

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Guinea s opposition says it is calling off the protests until next week after an appeal by Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana for talks

UN Ebola head warns against complacency as fight enters last lap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed s comments came a day after Guinea announced a health emergency in 5 regions in the south west and west for 45 days

ALERT. A picture made available on 04 November 2014 shows medical workers in protective suits working in the patient area of an Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, 13 October 2014. Kirstin Palitza/EPA

Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in 5 regions

Mar 29, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The focus of the virus has shifted to our country s coastal areas President Alpha Conde says in a statement published in national media

ALERT. A picture made available on 04 November 2014 shows medical workers in protective suits working in the patient area of an Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, 13 October 2014. Kirstin Palitza/EPA

Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:29 AM

The school term began a day after the leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone in their first trips abroad since the peak of the epidemic vowed at a summit in Guinea to eradicate the virus by mid April

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students stand in line before heading to their classrooms at Don Bosco High School in the Liberian capital Monrovia on February 16, 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP

British-led scientists trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Nov 29, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The test is designed to be suitable for remote field hospitals where electricity and cold storage are often scarce

EBOLA TESTS. A picture made available on November 4, 2014 shows medical workers in protective suits working in the patient area of an Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, October 13 2014. File photo by Kirstin Palitza/EPA

Ebola toll passes 2,200; Liberia's existence 'threatened'

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:32 AM

UPDATED The latest WHO figures underscore Ebola s asymmetric spread as it rips through densely populated communities with decrepit health facilities and poor public awareness campaigns

ANOTHER CASUALTY. Liberian nurses pick up a dead body due to Ebola from the waiting area of the ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia 16 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Nervous West Africa awaits experimental Ebola drug

Aug 14, 2014 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED Terror has gripped the impoverished west African countries with harrowing tales have emerged of people being shunned by their villages as the virus fells those around them

DEAD. A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola. Photo from AFP

Ebola-hit west Africa launches emergency plan

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The leaders of Guinea Sierra Leone Liberia and the Ivory Coast are launching a US 100 million joint plan to tackle the Ebola epidemic

EBOLA IS REAL. Liberian men walk past an Ebola banner at the Monrovia City Hall in Liberia, 31 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Guinea's elections turn page on years of 'chaos'

Sep 29, 2013 - 11:22 AM

The vote originally due within 6 months of the swearing in of President Alpha Conde in 2010 had been delayed amid disputes over its organization

HISTORIC VOTE. A Guinean voter casts her ballot at a polling station in Conakry on September 28, 2013. AFP / Cellou Binani

Guinea to elect parliament as ethnic tensions simmer

Sep 26, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Five million voters will choose from some 1 700 candidates vying for 114 seats in a national assembly which will replace the transitional parliament