Guinea launches Ebola vaccination drive in country’s south

Inoculation campaign gets under way in Gouecke where several cases of the deadly disease have been detected. Guinea has launched an Ebola vaccination campaign to halt the spread of the deadly disease which hit the country’s south this month and has already caused several deaths. The vaccination drive got under way on Tuesday in Gouecke, […]

Guineans sceptical as gov’t steps up fight against Ebola

Gouecke, Guinea – Guinean authorities are in a race against time to limit the spread of an Ebola outbreak after several infections of the deadly disease were detected in the country’s far southern region last week. The West African country declared an Ebola epidemic on February 14, two weeks after the sick attended the funeral […]

Will Africa’s healthcare systems cope with Ebola on top of COVID?

25:10 From: Inside Story A renewed Ebola outbreak in Guinea is feared to be spreading across other African countries. Read more By  Inside Story 19 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 23:55 play 24:30 play 25:20 play 24:50 Show more . Source link

Guinea Ebola death toll rises to five as vaccine roll-out begins

Five people have now died from Ebola in Guinea as the government launched an urgent contact-tracing search after the disease’s latest reappearance. Guinea announced the outbreak on Saturday – the first in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic that left more than 11,300 dead in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to an epidemiological report […]

Guinea races to stem Ebola outbreak

Health minister says priority to conduct rapid contact-tracing after seven reported cases, including three deaths. Guinea is tracking down people who potentially came in contact with Ebola patients and will distribute vaccines as soon as it can get them after three people died of the disease, Health Minister Remy Lamah said on Monday. Lamah said […]

Guinea sees first Ebola deaths since 2016

Four deaths from Ebola hemorrhagic fever occurred in the southeastern region of Nzerekore, officials say. Four people have died of Ebola in Guinea’s southeastern region of Nzerekore, the first resurgence of the disease in five years. One of the victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell ill in late January and was buried on […]

Pirates who kidnapped Turkish sailors make contact

The 15 sailors who were kidnapped off the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday are in good health, Turkish shipping company says. Pirates who kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday have made their first contact with the shipping company to discuss a ransom, Turkish state media reported […]

Guinea: Two opposition figures given 1-year jail sentences

Members of FNDC opposition coalition which led protests against a third term by President Alpha Conde sentenced for inciting insurrection. A Guinean court has sentenced two critics of President Alpha Conde to a year in jail for inciting an insurrection, as rights groups fear a crackdown on the opposition. Conde, 82, won a third presidential […]

Guinea arrests opposition leaders after disputed election #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the UFDG, and others held as President Alpha Conde wins a controversial third term. Guinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the West African country. Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the […]

Guinea top court declares Alpha Conde elected president #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Constitutional court rejects allegations of fraud in October 18 polls, hands 82-year-old incumbent a third term his rivals say is unconstitutional. Guinea’s constitutional court has confirmed President Alpha Conde’s victory in last month’s disputed election, rejecting allegations of fraud and handing him a third term his opponents say is unconstitutional. The 82-year-old Conde’s campaign to […]

Guinea election: Opposition figure Diallo contests Conde’s win #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Diallo’s lawyer says appeal lodged in court and contains ‘irrefutable evidence’ that irregularities marred October vote. Guinea’s leading opposition figure Cellou Dalein Diallo has appealed against President Alpha Conde’s victory in last month’s presidential election at the country’s constitutional court. The opposition figure’s lawyer, Amadou Diallo, told AFP news agency that the appeal, filed on […]

Gunfire erupts in Guinea as president heads for third term #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Gunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday as security forces attempted to disperse protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning a high-stakes election that the opposition denounced as unconstitutional. Conde, 82, won twice as many votes as his nearest rival, opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, with 37 of 38 districts counted, according […]

Ten killed in Guinea’s post-election violence #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Deadly clashes between security forces and opposition supporters occur in Conakry after a tense presidential vote. Eight civilians and two policemen were killed in Guinea’s capital Conakry in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters after a tense presidential election with results showing President Alpha Conde in the lead. Guinea’s security ministry announced the death […]

Guinea: Vote count begins after tense election #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Main opposition candidate Diallo suggests President Conde may ‘cheat’ in order to ‘grant himself a presidency for life’. Vote counting is under way after Guinea’s high-stakes election in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term. Sunday’s vote follows months of political unrest, where dozens of people were killed during security […]