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Guinea declared Ebola free

The declaration by authorities was met with mixed emotions, the memory of the virus that has left more than 2 500 people dead still too fresh.

Ebola still spreading in West Africa

The World Health Organisation declared the situation "serious" when new cases surfaced after officials thought they had contained the virus.

Guinea: Mining firms in lockdown as Ebola death tolls climbs

Mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff as the death toll from suspected Ebola cases hit 83.

Guinea postpones presidential poll

Guinea on Wednesday postponed a presidential election run-off due in four days, casting doubt on the country's bid to return to civilian rule.

Guinea junta offers steps towards civilian rule

Guinea's junta has pledged to pave the way for a return to civilian rule and said that leader Moussa Dadis Camara would need time to recover.

Guinea junta lifts protest ban

Guinea's ruling military junta, facing rising international pressure, has lifted its ban on public demonstrations.

Guinea military arrests point to post-coup tensions

Guinea's military rulers have detained at least two former senior commanders in a purge of the armed forces that reveals tensions following last month's...

Guinea soldiers attempt coup after president dies

Mutinous Guinean soldiers launched a coup attempt on Tuesday hours after the death was announced of long-serving President Lansana Conte.

New Sierra Leone leader to boost regional ties

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday embarked on his first foreign trip since taking office this week, heading to neighbouring Guinea and Liberia to promote ties damaged by more than a decade of war. The former insurance executive was sworn in on Monday within hours of being declared winner of a run-off election.

Guinea joins African states seeking nuclear power

Guinea will start talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency on a nuclear energy programme after the discovery of uranium this month, becoming the latest African state seeking a nuclear solution to power shortages. The poor West African nation announced at the start of August that Australian miner Murchison United had discovered commercially viable deposits of uranium.

Guinea unrest has neighbours concerned

The presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone flew to neighbouring Guinea on Tuesday for talks on how to prevent its violent political unrest from destabilising their own states. Liberian head of state Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone were due to meet Guinean President Lansana Conte.

Media freedom a casualty of Guinea crackdown

Up to a week ago, Guinea's private radio stations were broadcasting dramatic first-hand accounts of violent street clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces. But since President Lansana Conte decreed martial law on February 12, non-government broadcasters are either off the air or playing innocuous music.

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