'Democratic backsliding' in West Africa as election season begins
Voters in Guinea on Sunday kick off a string of elections in West Africa when they go to the polls under a cloud as the octogenarian incumbent mounts a controversial third-term bid.
Guinea’s foreign policy at a glance in last 62 years
Since its independence was proclaimed on October 2nd 1958 after the historical “NO” to French-African Community proposal, the first independent former French colony in SSA
12 candidates vie with Conde for Guinea's presidency
A dozen candidates have filed bids to contest upcoming elections in Guinea against President Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term, the constitutional court said Wednesday.
ECOWAS, others donate kits for protection of children in Senegal
As part of an effort to support the project for the Protection of Child Victims of Violations known as (PAPEV), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has donated kits and sanitary materials to victims in Senegal. ECOWAS in partnership with the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)…
Guinea opposition vows new protests over Conde re-election bid
Guinea's opposition vowed Tuesday to return to the streets after the party of President Alpha Conde confirmed the octogenarian will seek a third term in office, a prospect that already sparked deadly mass protests.
Guinea schedules presidential election for October 18
Guinea's highly-anticipated presidential election will take place on October 18, President Alpha Conde announced on national television on Tuesday.
22 killed in Mali minibus accident
Twenty-two people were killed and 21 were wounded in southern Mali on Tuesday when a minibus collided with a dump truck, the transport ministry said.
20 dead in Mali road accident
Twenty people have been killed and 11 seriously injured after a minibus and a lorry collided in the south of Mali, the country's transport ministry said on Wednesday.