Alfa Barrie’s family wants closure and clarity

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie’s family held a press conference after a memorial at Democracy Prep in Harlem on May 23, 2023. Alfa Barrie’s uncle Amadou Diallo who thanked the community and the media for helping with the … Read More

Guinean-American boy vanishes in Harlem

11-year-old Alfa Barrie left his mother’s apartment in the Bronx on Friday, May 12, 2023, with his older sister to go to Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem like he does every morning, but he never returned home. The young … Read More

African New Yorkers denounce the evils of police brutality and government corruption in Guinea and Nigeria

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell While many New Yorkers were celebrating Halloween on October 31, 2020, members of the African Diaspora in New York City were denouncing the evils of police brutality and government corruption in Guinea and Nigeria among … Read More

Guinean New Yorkers protest against killing of civilians in Guinea

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Guinean New Yorkers gathered at the Mission of Guinea in Manhattan on December 18, 2018 to protest against the killing of civilians by the Guinean army under the leadership of president Alpha Condé.       … Read More

TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone extended to May 20, 2017

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is extending TPS benefits for beneficiaries of TPS under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the designations terminate, effective May 21, 2017. … Read More

AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While projections have been made about the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of Ebola on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is clear that women in the three countries are likely … Read More

Guinea: Internet introduced to schools in Guinea

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – About 200 schools in Guinea will be connected to the Internet in 2015, Moustapha Mamy Diaby, managing director of the Regulation Authority for Posts and Telecommunications (ARTP) said at a news conference last week. The capital … Read More

UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to boost Ebola response

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) called for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak and warned that foreign aid pledges could spark a debt crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone … Read More

Video: Dr. Craig Spencer urges media to focus on the source of the Ebola outbreak

During a press conference held today at Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Craig Spencer who is now free of the Ebola virus reminded everyone that if he was now healthy, there were still thousands of Ebola patients who needed help. “When my … Read More

Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. The top AU Commission Departmental Planning Expert, … Read More

Ebola not an airborne virus

WHO – Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans implies inhalation of an infectious dose of virus from a suspended cloud of small dried droplets. This mode of transmission has not been observed during extensive … Read More

The epidemic of Ebola virus in west Africa worsened by shortage of staff in the health sector

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African Press Organization (APO)/ – Nearly a third of students in medicine and nursing in the developing countries do not have the intention to work in their own country after obtaining their diplomas, while less than a fifth of them have … Read More

Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected … Read More

Botswana: Botswana extends help to Ebola hit countries | Le Botswana étend son aide aux pays ouest-africains frappés par le virus Ebola

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – The Botswana foreign affairs ministry said on Monday that the Government had taken a decision to render financial assistance to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist them in the fight against the disease. … Read More

Guinea: Government, opposition to sign agreement

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Parties forming the presidential majority and opposition could sign an agreement this week in the Guinean capital, Conakry, to avoid a political crisis in the West African country, leaders of parties said on Sunday. The signing … Read More

Ban welcomes release of provisional election results in Guinea

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Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at election boothPhoto: equatorialguineainfo PANA New York, US- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release by Guinea’s National Independent Electoral Commission of the provisional results of the legislative elections, nearly three weeks after … Read More

Human Rights Watch wants justice for massacre, rape victims in Guinea

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Guinean women – Photo: IRIN PANA Lagos, Nigeria – Those responsible for the 2009 stadium massacre, rapes, and other abuses by security forces in Guinea have yet to be brought to account four years after the crimes were committed, Human … Read More