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The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea aims to accelerate the implementation of Government flagship initiatives through the development and incubation of effective, sustainable, and results-oriented implementation and governance approaches. Pilot projects are focused on agriculture, mining and leadership development. In agriculture, the Delivery Unit launched a study to set […]

Police in Australia Probe Case of Guinean Girl Held as ‘Sex Slave’

Police in Australia Probe Case of Guinean Girl Held as ‘Sex Slave’

The 17-year-old from Guinea told investigators she was flown to Sydney via Paris in early April after a man in her home country offered her a job as a cleaner in Australia. Australian police said on Friday they were investigating the case of a West African girl who said she had been held as a […]

George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence

George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence

A $10 billion suit against George Soros accuses the self-styled humanitarian of meddling in the politics of a poor African country in order to settle his own scores, a charge the billionaire’s critics say reflects his longtime modus operandi. The 86-year-old investor, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial […]

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 […]

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