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Guinea opposition leaders jailed

Rights group criticised the ruling, saying “no one should be detained for having organised or called for a peaceful demonstration”.

Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence

Activists have erected barricades in several neighbourhoods in the capital, Conakry

Ebola ‘a regional threat’ as contagion spreads

Guinea's capital Conakry is on high alert after a deadly Ebola epidemic that has killed dozens in the southern forests, spread to the port city.

Guinea to elect president as tensions simmer

Guineans hope to finally elect a civilian president on Sunday in a run-off race that has pitted two ethnic groups against each other.

Year after Guinea massacre, culprits yet to be questioned

A year after the massacre of 157 in Conakry, no army official suspected of taking part in the killings has been brought before a court in Guinea.

Guinea’s junta leader calls for probe into massacre

Guinea's military ruler has asked for a UN-backed probe after junta forces massacred more than 150 people.

Guinea bans mass gatherings after stadium bloodbath

Guinea on Wednesday banned "subversive" gatherings as it announced two days of national mourning after troops killed at least 157 people.

Guinea under fire after scores killed in opposition crackdown

International condemnation mounted on Tuesday after security forces in Guinea shot dead at least 87 protesters.

Guinea’s long-time military ruler Conte dead at 74

Guinea's President Lansana Conte, who ruled the West African nation with an iron fist for 24 years, has died after a reign marked by repression.

Shots fired at Guinea president’s motorcade

Shots were fired on Wednesday at a motorcade carrying Guinea President Lansana Conte in what security officials said was an attempt on the life of the ailing head of state of the troubled West African nation. Conte, apparently unscathed, alluded to a conspiracy ''by those who want to ransack Guinea'' and who ''do not want Africa to develop''.

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