12. March 2017
In a ReliefWeb update (computer translated) Friday on the measles outbreak in Guinea in West Africa the report notes that the measles outbreak that was declared one month ago has grown to affect 2,100 children since January. “We are admitting new children every day,” said Doctor Karim Assani, a pediatrician at the N’Zérékoré Regional Hospital working with the medical-humanitarian NGO, ALIMA. “Many of them are severe cases, suffering from complications.”
02. February 2017
By BOUBACAR DIALLO Associated Press Feb 1, 2017 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinea man killed in this week's shooting at a mosque in Canada was working to bring a steady supply of drinking water to his home village at the time of his death, relatives said Wednesday. Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, grew up outside Labe, Guinea's second-largest city located hundreds of miles inland from the capital, Conakry. He studied in London before
23. December 2016
Toumba, arrested by the Senegal authorities.
In a recent announcement, Senegal authorities declared the detention of the former guinean military involved in the massacre of 2009 in Guinea. Recently, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite, was arrested in Dakar by the Senegalese gendarmerie. Perhaps it is time, to reopen the investigation about heinous crimes committed against Guineans during the massacre. Toumba Diakite, a key part on the stadium’s
28. September 2016
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 as they marched to and later held a rally in the September 28 Stadium.
(Conakry) – Guinea has yet to deliver justice for the grave crimes committed on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium, six international and national human rights groups said today, in advance of the massacre’s seventh anniversary. That day, more than 150 peaceful protesters were massacred by security forces and more than 100 women were raped. Hundreds of injuries and widespread looting were also documented. “How much longer will we have to wait for justice to be done?” said Asmaou...
09. September 2016
In this photo taken Saturday, March 26, 2015, a boy, stands next to a place that was used to stack bodys of Ebola victims at a crematorium in Boys Town on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.
Ivory Coast re-opens western borders closed during Ebola epidemic Published September 09, 2016 Reuters ABIDJAN – Ivory Coast has re-opened its western borders with Liberia and Guinea two years after they were closed to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic that killed thousands across West Africa, an Ivorian government spokesman said on Friday. Around 29,000 people contracted the
15. August 2016
An apprentice hairdresser at the Jumelle salon in Conakry shows a client different family planning methods. Photograph: Kate Holt
Guinea is set to expand its use of hair salons to promote urban family planning beyond the capital, even introducing it to tailors’ shops Female clients at the Jumelle Coiffure hair salon in Conakry benefit from free contraceptives as well as family planning advice dispensed by apprentice hairdressers trained as community health workers. Photograph: Kate Holt Women's rights and gender equality is supported by Ford Foundation by Ruth Maclean in Conakry Thursday 11 August 2016 19.01 EDT...
13. July 2016
Degg J duo
The 2010 election of longtime opponent Alpha Kondé as president of Guinea brought with it hope that music and other forms of artistic expression would enjoy relatively untrammelled freedom. Such optimism rode on the wave of a burgeoning hip hop scene, an established roster of international
03. May 2016
Two boys discharged from the Ebola treatment centre, 29 April 2016, Liberia WHO Liberia/Peter Glee
May 2016 Liberia’s Ministry of Health, WHO and partners held a ceremony at the Ebola treatment facility in Monrovia to celebrate the recovery and discharge of a 2-year-old boy, the final patient in a latest flare-up in Liberia. His 5-year-old brother recovered a week earlier.
25. April 2016
A woman holds a knife used in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Photo: UNICEF/Catherine Ntabadde
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on Monday. Seven in 10 women in Guinea aged 20 to 24 were cut before their tenth birthday, compared to 60 percent of women aged 45 to 49, despite the fact FGM has been illegal since 1965,
05. April 2016
Sekou Camara, 20, provided safe and dignified burials as part of the Red Cross Ebola emergency response and now, wanting to help his country recover, he has signed up for surveillance activities. Photo: Mountaga Drame, IFRC
Published: 4 April 2016 8:30 CET By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC Sekou Camara, 20, was among the first to volunteer to conduct safe and dignified burials with the Red Cross Society of Guinea when the Ebola outbreak began two years ago. Despite his young age, Sekou Camara dedicated himself to fighting Ebola, acquiring valuable experience along the way. When the outbreak was declared over, Sekou was ready for a new challenge and turned his sights to surveillance activities.

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