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Guinea elections: The 82-year-old seeking six more years

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 1:51

Guinea's leader Alpha Condé, who spent years in opposition, is seeking a controversial third term.
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Nigeria court fines pirates for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 23:11

Three men have been ordered to pay about $52,000 (£40,000) each for kidnapping a ship's crew for ransom.
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Swedish ref's career 'over' after racist remarks

Monday, July 6th 2020, 16:51
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A Swedish football referee admits his career is 'effectively' over following his suspension for racist remarks aimed at Guinea's Aly Keita.
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Cocaine and Guinea-Bissau: How Africa's 'narco-state' is trying to kick its habit

Thursday, May 28th 2020, 2:22
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Concern mounts about Guinea-Bissau's commitment to curbing drug trafficking, writes Ricci Shyrock.
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Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70

Friday, May 22nd 2020, 18:40

The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.
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Guinea-Bissau: Political chaos could boost cocaine trade

Thursday, March 12th 2020, 1:11
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, which has a history of coups, briefly had two presidents after disputed elections.
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Guinea-Bissau's Cipriano Cassamá quits amid 'death threats'

Monday, March 2nd 2020, 14:53
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, which has a history of coups, had two presidents following disputed elections.
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Ex-PM wins Guinea-Bissau presidential election

Wednesday, January 1st 2020, 17:29
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Umaro Cissoko Embalo has pledged to resolve political tensions in the coup-prone West African country.
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Pirates kidnap nine from Norwegian ship off Benin

Monday, November 4th 2019, 11:42
related countries: Benin Benin, Norway Norway

They boarded the vessel while it was at anchor in the Gulf of Guinea, a hotspot for piracy.
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Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over 'Guinea bribes'

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 13:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss prosecutors are seeking a prison term for Beny Steinmetz for alleged bribery, which he denies.
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Guinea-Bissau migrant shipwreck: Dozens feared dead

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 19:17
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Bissau

About 60 people are feared to have drowned when a wooden boat capsized in a storm off Guinea-Bissau.
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Guinea founder's son 'enslaved girl in Texas for 16 years'

Friday, April 27th 2018, 22:30

The son of Guinea's first president allegedly forced the girl to work for 16 years unpaid in Texas.
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Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption'

Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 15:58
related countries: France France, Togo Togo
related places: Paris

Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.
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Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 19:00
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Debutants and shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau stun hosts Gabon by pulling off a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
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France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses on Guinea-Vietnam route

Friday, August 19th 2016, 14:45
related countries: France France, Vietnam Vietnam

French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
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Scared and pregnant

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 1:29

Guinea is now free of Ebola but pregnant women are still afraid of the virus and are avoiding hospital, writes the BBC's Tamasin Ford.
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Unlikely hero

Monday, July 11th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Portugal Portugal

A profile of Eder, the footballer who scored the goal that won the Euro 2016 final for Portugal but who was born in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau and grew up in a care home.
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No more fish in the sea

Friday, July 8th 2016, 1:34

Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters becau
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Two new Ebola cases in Guinea

Friday, March 18th 2016, 11:58

Guinea confirms two new Ebola cases, almost three months after it celebrated the end of the outbreak.
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