Guinea

A picture taken in Conakry on October 12, 2020 shows a view of the city centre. © John Wessels, AFP (archives)

Guinean capital crippled on day two of general strike

Guinea's capital was paralysed on Tuesday, the second day of a general strike, the day before an appeal for a detained union leader whose release protesters are demanding, an AFP correspondent observed.
5 months ago
Special forces commander Mamadi Doumbouya, who ousted President Alpha Conde, walks out after meeting envoys from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the Guinea crisis to discuss ways to steer the country back toward constitutional regime, in Conakry, Guinea September 10, 2021 REUTERS/Saliou Samb/File Photo

Guinea capital crippled by general strike

Guinea's capital came to a standstill Monday on the first day of an open-ended general strike amid growing social tensions and the absence of a transitional government.
5 months ago
Flags of Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) countries are displayed inside the Nigeria presidential villa, after the extraordinary session of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria on February 24, 2024. - ECOWAS announced on February 24, 2024 that they have lifted the sanctions on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

West African bloc lifts sanctions against Guinea, Mali

West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS, said Sunday it was easing sanctions imposed on Guinea and Mali, a day after announcing a similar decision for Niger, another country under military rule.
5 months ago
Guinea's midfielder #18 Aguibou Camara fights for the ball with Gambia's forward #26 Ali Sowe during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group C football match between Guinea and Gambia at the Stade Charles Konan Banny in Yamoussoukro on January 19, 2024. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Guinea beat Gambia to close on AFCON last 16

Aguibou Camara's second-half goal gave Guinea a 1-0 win over Gambia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, a result that left them on the brink of securing a place in
6 months ago
Guinea's midfielder #10 Moriba Kourouma (C) heads the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group C football match between Cameroon and Guinea at Stade Charles Konan Banny in Yamoussoukro on January 15, 2024. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)

AFCON 2023: Brave 10-man Guinea hold Cameroon

Guinea joined a growing list of surprise sides at the Africa Cup of Nations by drawing 1-1 against five-time champions Cameroon in Group C on Monday despite playing the second half with
6 months ago
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