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France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

80% of the 10 countries with the lowest literacy rates in the WORLD among adults are in francophone Africa. Namely: Benin (40%), Burkina Faso (26%), Chad (34%), Côte d’Ivoire (49%), Guinea (29%), Mali (23%), Niger (29%), and Senegal (42%). This spectacular result is achieved after over 150 years of French colonization! During the almost 200 […]

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

Guinea’s president, who also serves as African Union (AU) chairman, has called on African countries to “cut the umbilical chord with France” so as to initiate the continent’s development. Speaking at the 12th International Salon of Agriculture, held in Morocco’s northern city of Meknes late Monday, Alpha Conde harshly criticized western countries — singling out […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel […]

Protests Over Teachers’ Strike Turn Deadly in Guinea

Protests Over Teachers’ Strike Turn Deadly in Guinea

At least five people have been killed in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, in protests sparked by a teacher’s strike, according to the government, reviving labour tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths. Guinea’s main teachers’ unions launched the strike on February 1 to protest the government’s decision to dismiss or […]

Guinea Bans Beauty Pageants Over Skimpy Outfits, Bikinis

Guinea Bans Beauty Pageants Over Skimpy Outfits, Bikinis

Authorities in Guinea have reportedly banned beauty pageants after “skimpy outfits” in the swimwear section sparked outrage on social media, with some asking if the country’s prime minister was “encouraging prostitution”. According to BBC Live, the participants in Saturday’s show paraded in front of Prime Minister Mamady Youla in bikinis, attracting heavy criticism on social […]

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through “super-spreaders”, researchers say. According to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists said super-spreaders, a small percentage of people who are responsible for infecting several others during […]

InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea

InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea

Network to deliver the high-speed internet of the ACE fibre system to businesses in under-served region First phase up and running in Conakry, offering up to a tenfold increase in bandwidth Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) (www.CBNL.com), the market leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP), has today announced a landmark partnership with InterCEL + (www.InterCel-Guinee.com), a subsidiary […]

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz dissolves government in crisis

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz dissolves government in crisis

Guinea-Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz dissolved the government on Monday in an attempt to solve a political succession crisis that has paralysed the tiny west African state. Guinea-Bissau has been in the throes of a power struggle since August 2015, when Vaz sacked then prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, leader of the ruling African Party […]

Ebola Survivors Struggling to Recover: Nobel Laureate Gbowee Backs Grassroots Ebola Fighters

Ebola Survivors Struggling to Recover: Nobel Laureate Gbowee Backs Grassroots Ebola Fighters

A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security, Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee used this definition to describe challenges faced by UN engagements in peace operations and peacebuilding. The […]

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