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Texas Couple Found Guilty of Enslaving Girl From Guinea for 16 Years  The New York Times

A federal jury on Thursday found a Texas couple guilty of enslaving a girl from Guinea for 16 years at their home in a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, where she was ...

The New York Times
IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea - ICC  International Chamber of Commerce

London and Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2019 – Piracy increased on the world's seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West ...

International Chamber of Commerce
Florentin Pogba: Guinea international on trial at Spanish club Elche  BBC Sport

Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba is on a week-long trial at Elche in the hope of securing a contract with the Spanish second division club.

BBC Sport
Equatorial Guinea president visits Rwanda  The New Times

Equatorial Guinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was in the country for a one-day official visit accompanied by senior officials of his government.

The New Times
Russian ambassador sparks backlash with suggestion Guinea change constitution  EWN

President Alpha Conde's second and final term in office expires in 2020, but there is widespread speculation that he intends to try to amend the constitution to ...

Why farming guinea pigs is a good option for Africa  Rand Daily Mail

High in protein and healthy fats, they are docile, robust and not picky about what they eat — just a few reasons guinea pigs are ideal livestock.

Rand Daily Mail
ECOWAS vows to sanction disruptors of electoral process in Guinea-Bissau  Political Analysis South Africa

The mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, vowed in a statement to sanction ...

Political Analysis South Africa
Guinea is the beacon for future vision of Africa's extractive industry, says Mines minister  Political Analysis South Africa

Guinea's minister of Mines has described his country as a beacon for the future vision of Africa's extractive industry. Abdoulaye Magassouba was speaking in ...

Political Analysis South Africa
NIMASA our strongest partner in the Gulf of Guinea — Ghana Maritime boss  Vanguard

THE Ghana Maritime Authority, GMA, has said that Ghana will welcome Regional Coast Guard to help the fight against piracy in the region.

Caf president Ahmad confirms Guinea will host 2025 Nations Cup  BBC Sport

Guinea will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, according to Caf president Ahmad who visited the country on Sunday.

BBC Sport
Guinea accepts to host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations  EWN

CONAKRY - Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the ...

Uproar in Guinea after Russian envoy advises third term for president  The Punch

Opposition parties and civil society groups in Guinea voiced outrage Thursday after Russia.

The Punch
Eureka reworking animal code: Changes will limit number of guinea pigs person can own  Eureka Times Standard

Guinea pigs typically are thought of as cute, fuzzy and friendly little critters that can be great pets. But the over-abundance of guinea pigs at one Eureka man's ...

Eureka Times Standard
Guinea becomes latest African country to legalise polygamy  Face2Face Africa

After three months of negotiations, lawmakers in Guinea on Saturday, December 29, 2018, finally made amendments to a law that will govern relations between ...

Face2Face Africa
Paul Pogba's mother gets Guinea federation role  BBC Sport

Paul Pogba's mother Yeo Mathias Moriba is appointed as an ambassador for women's football by the Guinea federation.

BBC Sport
FIFA President and FIFA Secretary General complete fruitful trip to Guinea-Bissau  FIFA.com

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba and ...

Guinea's ex-Milan player Kevin Constant to play in Iran  BBC Sport

Guinea's former AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant joins Tractor Sazi in Iran after spending more than six months without a club.

BBC Sport
ECOWAS warns against interrupting Guinea Bissau's electoral process  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 16.01.2019 at 00h21 by APA News. Share. The mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Guinea Bissau on ...

Journalducameroun.com - English
Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Guinea in June 2019  GOV.UK

Mr David McIlroy has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea in succession to Ms Catherine Inglehearn MBE. Mr McIlroy will take ...

Texas couple convicted of keeping African girl as slave for 16 years  The Independent

A couple who enslaved a West African girl at their home in Texas for 16 years have been convicted by a federal jury. Mohamed Touré, the son of Guinea's first ...

The Independent
Climate Risk Profile: Guinea - Fact Sheet - Guinea  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Guinea about Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment and more; published on 28 Dec 2018 by USAID.

AEC and Oil Industry support Equatorial Guinea's one-stop shop  Oil Review Africa

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has welcomed the improvement of Equatorial Guinea's business environment via the establishment of a one-stop shop for ...

Oil Review Africa
Pedro Obiang 'proud to play for Equatorial Guinea'  BBC Sport

West Ham's Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang insists he is very proud to play for Equatorial Guinea.

BBC Sport
Why more people in Africa should farm guinea pigs for food  The Star, Kenya

For thousands of years South Americans have farmed guinea pigs - but this hasn't taken root in most other parts of the world, including Africa. We spoke to ...

The Star, Kenya
Papua New Guinea hospital warns of mass burial of 150 bodies as morgue overflows  The Guardian

Port Moresby hospital director says one in five bodies are not collected by loved ones, creating a capacity headache. Kate Lyons. Tue 8 Jan 2019 00.25 EST ...

The Guardian
Recipe: Lindsey Bareham's roast guinea fowl with lemon potatoes and rosemary  The Times

This is my mother's way of tucking thick slices of potatoes around roast chicken. Some end up crusty but the ones that slip under the bird, soaking up all the ...

The Times
Guinea-Bissau needs 'genuinely free and fair elections' to break cycle of instability  UN News

Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle ...

UN News
Are Guinea Pigs Good 'Starter Pets' for Kids? No. | PETA  PETA

Do guinea pigs make good "starter pets" for kids? Definitely not. Here's why.

PHOTOS: Gershon Koffie marries former Guinea beauty queen Souadou Dramé in Conakry  Ghanasoccernet.com

Former Black Stars midfielder Gershon Koffie married 2012 Miss Guinea North America Souadou Dramé, on Friday, December 21, 2018. The ceremony took ...

Equatorial Guinea launches one-stop shop for investors  News Agency of Nigeria

Equatorial Guinea's one-stop shop becomes a reality., allowing investors and corporations to set up a business in only seven days.

News Agency of Nigeria
Rio Tinto to extend delay for ex-CEO's bonus amid Guinea probe  Seeking Alpha

Rio Tinto (RIO) says it plans to further delay paying outstanding bonuses to former CEO Sam Walsh, as regulators continue investigating payments to a consu.

Seeking Alpha
Cameroon and Guinea to host 2021 and 2025 AFCON respectively  Brila

Guinea has accepted the challenge to host the 2025 AFCON instead of the previously agreed 2023 edition after Cameroon was awarded the hosting right of ...

Guinea-Bissau legislative polls slated for March 2019 – Presidency  africanews

Delayed legislative polls in Guinea-Bissau have finally been scheduled for March 10 next year according to a presidential decree issued on Thursday. The vote ...

Southlake couple found guilty of holding young African woman as servant for years  Star-Telegram

A federal jury found a Southlake, Texas couple of guilty of forced labor and decided the couple must forfeit their property.

Papua New Guinea national cricketer Chad Soper an unlikely find as the Barramundis rise  ABC News

An Australia-based PNG cricketer is confident the Pacific nation can become a powerhouse of tier-two world cricket after its success in Hong Kong last month.

ABC News
Volcano Erupts On Remote Papua New Guinea Island  NDTV News

One of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes has begun to erupt, authorities said Tuesday, pummelling villages on a remote island with volcanic rock.

Montreal asylum-seeker fears death if he's deported to Guinea  Montreal Gazette

Omar's story demonstrates what Mayor Valérie Plante clarified two weeks ago: Montreal is not a sanctuary city.

Montreal Gazette
Children Resume School In Guinea As Teachers Call Off Month-Long Strike – African News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News  African News Network

Millions of children in Guinea have gone back to school on Monday after teachers ended their strike action. It is their first classes in more than three months.

African News Network
Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea  OE Digital

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and ...

OE Digital
EU, China and the US needs to support counter piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO  SteelGuru

BIMCO says piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is an unacceptable burden to seafarers and shipping companies.

AFRICA/CAMEROON/IVORY COAST/GUINEA/MALI : Guest what of 16, 2019  Africa Intelligence

Name-calling | Safety net | Unavoidably detained | Nightclub | Persona non grata.

Africa Intelligence
Earthquake measuring 6.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea  Reuters

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 6.2 struck 148 km (92 miles) south of Rabaul island in northeastern Papua New Guinea on Friday, the U.S. Geological ...

GUINEA : Brahms refinery ropes in Nigerian billionaire Indimi's son  Africa Intelligence

A Guinean entrepreneur has secured backing from a gathering of African oil sector experts for a refinery project in his homeland.

Africa Intelligence
West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang ‘proud’ to play for Equatorial Guinea  Goal.com

After previously snubbing a chance to represent the Nzalang Nacional, the 26-year-old made a U-turn to pledged his allegiance to the African country.

When Papua New Guinea blazed a trail in Barrow  NW Evening Mail

WHEN Papua New Guinea trio Stargroth Amean, Wartovo Puara Jr and Willie Minoga make their debuts for Barrow Raiders this season they will follow in…

NW Evening Mail
Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) activity update: New large explosion to 55000ft (~16.5km)  VolcanoDiscovery

Manam volcano news & eruption updates (Ring of Fire > New Guinea) / VolcanoDiscovery.

Ghana's Gershon Koffie marries former Guinea beauty queen  YEN.COM.GH

Yen.com.gh News ☛ Ghanaian midfielder, Gershon Koffie, is one of the few footballers to get married in 2018. The box-to-box midfielder's marriage has taken ...

Hundreds of Guinea Pigs Being Hoarded in Eureka, Alleges Letter Writer  Redheaded Blackbelt

To the Community,Why is one of the largest known guinea pig hoarding situations in America being allowed to continue, right in the heart of Eureka? It's quite ...

Redheaded Blackbelt
Hot Audio: I prefer drone deliveries to flying guinea fowls - Akufo-Addo jabs  Myjoyonline.com

President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a jab at members of the opposition National Democratic Congress who have been vehement in their criticism of the drone ...

Middletown man faces animal cruelty charges in guinea pig molestation case  Frederick News Post

A Middletown man facing charges that he sexually abused a guinea pig in a pet store parking lot last month has denied any wrongdoing and said he was only ...

Frederick News Post
Manam volcano (Papua New Guinea) activity update: Another large explosion  VolcanoDiscovery

Another high-altitude plume to 50,000ft (15km) has been generated- 3 days after the last one. It remains to be seen whether or not this becomes a trend in ...

PNG mining industry on global scale  POST-COURIER

BY MATTHEW VARI. Papua New Guinea's relationship with the mining industry is a deeply rooted one, and continues to be on a global scale according to the ...

Carl Edwin "Guinea" Hicks | Obituaries  The Winchester Star

Carl Edwin “Guinea” Hicks, 69, of Winchester died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Winchester Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1949 in Warren County the ...

The Winchester Star
Merck foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana's First Lady and Ministry of Health  Pulse Nigeria

Merck Foundation ( www.Merck-Foundation.com ) awarded the First Lady of Ghana to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; ...

Pulse Nigeria
New study shows how guinea pig fathers pass on adaptive responses to environmental changes  EurekAlert

Adaptations to environmental change are the most important asset for the persistence of any plant or animal species. This is usually achieved through genetic ...

Travel book author says more Aussies should visit Papua New Guinea  NEWS.com.au

I'm being scolded by the author of one of the world's most famous travel books because I don't know much about sing-sing.

Tkatchenko criticises Barker's 'ongoing negativity'  Loop PNG

The Minister for Lands and Physical Planning and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, has condemned what he described as 'the ongoing negativity' of Institute of ...

Loop PNG
Therapy guinea pig brings joy to patients at St. Elizabeth Healthcare  WKRC TV Cincinnati

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) - A local woman is bringing holiday cheer to dozens of patients this season along with her pint-sized therapy partner. For the first time ...

WKRC TV Cincinnati
'Justice has been done': charges against insurance director dropped  The Sydney Morning Herald

David Brown, a director of embattled insurance group ClearView and chief investment officer of PNG's public super fund, was accused of conspiracy to defraud.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Pacific islands must call on Australia to end detention  Scoop.co.nz

At the start of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to Vanuatu and Fiji on 16-18 January 2019, Amnesty International calls on their governments to ...

Guinea police use tear gas to break up opposition demo  News24

Policemen have fired tear gas and used batons to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital ...

How a Luckily Timed Bathroom Break Saved LBJ's Life During WWII  History

The future president's break would not only help save his life, but also lead to his earning a Silver Star.

Ipatas downplays talk he could be PNG's next leader  Radio New Zealand

The parliamentary opposition is planning for a vote of no-confidence against prime minister Peter O'Neill early next month.

Radio New Zealand
2 dead in continuing unrest in of Guinea  News24

Authorities say two men have been killed in the West African country of Guinea amid months of political unrest after disputed municipal elections earlier this year.

Watch Blackburn v Newcastle Live TV - Global channel listings for Tuesday  The Mag

Find out on which channel you can watch Blackburn v Newcastle Live TV around the world on Tuesday.

The Mag
Guinea soldiers shoot dead two after Conakry protests: witnesses  News24

Guinean soldiers have shot dead two men in a suburb of the capital city Conakry, where protesters and security forces clashed, sources say.

Guinea’s bauxite boom is helping China but failing locals  The Economist

IN THE SMALL village of Lasanayah, Mamadou Kalissa looks out over his ancestral home. Last year it was farmland but now bauxite mining has turned it into a ...

The Economist
Solomons emphasises diplomacy with Indonesia on Papua  Radio New Zealand

Solomon Islands is prioritising diplomacy with Indonesia when it comes to advancing concerns about West Papuan human rights. The Solomons Foreign ...

Radio New Zealand
One year on, the struggle to clean up Guinea's capital continues  FRANCE 24

Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the *content* is verified and explained by our journalists.

In Guinea, Some Roads Give You An Off-road Experience  Forbes

Driving in West Africa is often tough. Guinea is a perfect example. I accidentally took a path that nobody had ever taken in the wet season.

MOU to strengthen Collaboration between Censorship Office and PNG Customs  EMTV Online

An agreement will be signed between the Papua New Guinea Office of Censorship and PNG Customs *Service* to strengthen the working relationship between ...

EMTV Online
Guinea approach France-born Simon Falette  BBC Sport

The Guinea Football Federation approaches France-born defender Simon Falette to play for the Syli Nationale.

BBC Sport
Guinea police block women's protest march  News24

Guinean police have blocked several hundred women from marching through the streets of the capital Conakry in an opposition protest to demand "justice" for ...

Guinea teachers launch 'unlimited' strike  News24

Public sector teachers in the poor West African nation of Guinea have marked the first day of the new academic year by launching an "unlimited" strike to ...

Minister Maru welcomes Lae Mobile Squad  One Papua New Guinea

Minister Maru said the move to have MS13 in his district is to ensure law & order is maintained as the multi-million Kina Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa Project ...

One Papua New Guinea
Guinea police fire tear gas on banned demo in Conakry  News24

Guinea police have clashed with hundreds of youths in the capital Conakry and the opposition leader claims his car was shot at during a banned rally over ...

Guinea government announces progress toward trial of stadium massacre suspects  JURIST

The Guinean Minister of Justice announced Friday that a location has been chosen and a provisional budget drafted for the trial of suspects implicated in a ...

Guinea coach drops Soumah for lack of 'commitment'  BBC Sport

Guinea coach Paul Put says he has dropped Seydouba Soumah for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast because of a lack of ...

BBC Sport
Bougainville president says lack of funding making situation desperate  Radio New Zealand

The president of Bougainville, John Momis, says the lack of funding from the Papua New Guinea government for referendum preparations is becoming ...

Radio New Zealand
Guinea: Bauxite Mining Boom Threatens Rights  Human Rights Watch

Guinea's fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Human Rights Watch
Guinea: Death toll rises as repression of opposition protests worsens - Guinea  ReliefWeb

At least 18 deaths since January in the context of demonstrations; including three by firearms over the last two weeks. Verified video and images show members ...

IOM Regional Migration Report - West and Central Africa: July – September 2018 - Niger  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Niger and 7 other countries about Education, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 16 Jan 2019 by ...

Guinea call-up Napoli's uncapped Amadou Diawara  BBC Sport

Guinea call-up uncapped Amadou Diawara of Italian club Napoli and Sweden-born goalkeeper Aly Keita to face Rwanda in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.,

BBC Sport
Guinea: 9 Years Later, Bring Justice for September 28 Crimes  Human Rights Watch

No one has yet been tried for Guinea's stadium massacre of September 28, in which at least 156 opposition supporters were killed and more than a hundred ...

Human Rights Watch
Think your commute is bad? Major mugging every 3 hours on PNG route  Māori Television

Residents of the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby have more reason than most to complain about their daily commute after reports that a major ...

Māori Television
Guinea: Deaths, Criminality in Post-Election Violence  Human Rights Watch

There is credible evidence that Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force and engaged in other unprofessional conduct during violent street protests in ...

Human Rights Watch
Reliable Water and Electricity Is A Luxury In Guinea Bissau  Forbes Now

Guinea Bissau is almost never in the international news. I didn't know what to expect when I spent a month there. Here's what I found.

Forbes Now
Son of Former Guinea President Charged with Enslaving Girl  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

A U.S. federal court has indicted the son of the former president of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a young Guinean girl in their luxurious Dallas, ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
As DRC Grapples With Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard  VOA News

Guinea sends experts to help DRC combat virus, reciprocating after earlier West African outbreak.

VOA News
Teodorin Obiang: '$16m seized' from E Guinea leader's son  BBC News

Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, ...

BBC News
Women make up half of Paradise Foods executives  POST-COURIER

BY FRANKIY KAPIN. Papua New Guinea owned Paradise Foods company believes women are just as equal as men decision makers and currently half the ...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Guinea  Africa.com

A West African country, Guinea was formerly known as French Guinea and is sometimes called Guinea Conakry to separate it from its neighbor, Guinea Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau Naturalizes Senegalese Refugees  VOA News

After years of residential limbo, thousands of Senegalese refugees receive national identification cards.

VOA News
Guinea capital paralysed by fuel price strike  News24

The Guinean capital of Conakry has been paralysed as a 25% hike in oil prices fuelled a general strike marked by clashes.

Guinea coach Paul Put accepts apology form his own player Ibrahima Cisse  BBC Sport

Guinea coach Paul Put accepts an apology from his own midfielder Ibrahim Cisse for his angry reaction towards the Belgian after scoring against Rwanda.

BBC Sport
France-born Simon Falette commits to playing for Guinea  BBC Sport

France-born Simon Falette has committed to play international football for Guinea after meeting with football federation vice-president Amadou Diaby in ...

BBC Sport
Ex-Guinea international Ismael Bangoura convicted of fraud  BBC Sport

Ex-Guinea striker Ismael Bangoura is given a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined more than 130000 euros after being convicted of fraud by a court in ...

BBC Sport
Hadji Barry earns Guinea debut, helps his country qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations  Sporting Kansas City

Swope Park Rangers forward Hadji Barry earned his senior international debut on Sunday, helping Guinea qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-1 ...

Sporting Kansas City
'Complete equality': refugees find a home – and citizenship - in Guinea-Bissau  The Guardian

Those on the verge of becoming full citizens in Guinea-Bissau are beneficiaries of a policy that stands in contrast to that of many other countries.

The Guardian
Frustrated With Street Protests in Guinea, Conde Sends in the Soldiers  World Politics Review

Late last month, officials in the West African nation of Guinea announced that soldiers would be deployed alongside police officers and gendarmes as part of ...

World Politics Review

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Guinea ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors.Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011 the United States government claimed that torture by security forces, and abuse of women and children (e.g. female genital mutilation) were ongoing abuses of human rights.