Guinea News


Saturday, 08-01-15, 6:12WHO Announces Possible 'Game Changer' Vaccine[UN News] Having achieved its "core objective" of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a "game changer." read more...
Saturday, 08-01-15, 6:08Call to Boost Use of New Ebola Vaccine[Ebola Deeply] As health experts hail the VSV-EBOV vaccine study a turning point, MSF's medical director Bertrand Draguez calls for accelerated use of the vaccine in the affected countries. The vaccine was found to be 100 percent effective in a study of about 4000 people in Guinea. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 13:14Ebola Vaccine 'Highly Effective', Results Show[WHO] Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board -- that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analysis of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 10:08Called for Life, By Kent and Amber Brantly[Ebola Deeply] The American doctor Kent Brantly made headlines last year when he contracted Ebola while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. Brantly became the first patient to ever receive the experimental drug ZMapp, and was evacuated to the U.S. for treatment. Called for Life, a memoir written together with his wife, Amber, takes readers into the heart of the Ebola outbreak - and into Kent's own battle to live. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 8:55Security Force Excesses, Crimes[HRW] Some members of Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force, engaged in abusive conduct, and displayed a lack of political neutrality when responding to election-related opposition protests in April and May 2015, Human Rights Watch said. Members of the police force were most frequently implicated in the abuses, revealing an urgent need for accountability, better command responsibility, and training. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 11:06Press Association Suspends Member for Unprofessionalism[MFWA] Almamy Kalla Conté, the founder of the Guineelive.com news website, has been suspended for six months by the Guinean Online Press Association (Association Guinéenne de la Presse en Ligne-Aguipel). read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 11:02Journalist Reported Missing[MFWA] Cherif Diallo, a reporter of Espace TV, a privately-owned satellite television station in Guinea, has been reported missing. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 10:19Poll - World Is Not Prepared for Next Epidemic[FrontPageAfrica] Citizens in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are not convinced that the world is prepared for another global epidemic like Ebola, and they strongly support investments in developing countries to reduce the threat of infectious diseases, according to a new opinion research survey with 4,000 respondents among the general public and opinion elites across the five nations. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 10:14Guinean General Satisfied With 101st Tank Brigade[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Guinea Conakry, General Namory Trauré, expressed on Wednesday his satisfaction at the visit to the 101st Tank Brigade of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA). read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 9:15Foreign Minister Hands Over Message From President Al-Bashir to Guinea President[SNA] Conakry -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, and the accompanying delegation, currently in an African tour, Tuesday met with the President of the Republic of Guinea and handed him a message from the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, in presence of the Guinean Foreign Minister. read more...


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