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A 20 Billion Dollar Trade Agreement Between China and Guinea Raises Concerns

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:26:55 +0000

"Will this be a mutual agreement? At the moment, we are hanging on the government's every word as they negotiate this without providing many details."

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Shanty Towns in Conakry and Freetown: Mismanagement and Vulnerability in Africa's Booming Capitals

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:22:41 +0000

For several days now, bulldozers have been demolishing houses in Démoudoula, Conakry, leaving men, women and children on the streets.

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Guinean Filmmaker Paul Théa Speaks About His ‘Slave Route’ Project

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:18:12 +0000

"We are the first to propose a museum about slavery in Guinea, and to include the story of the slaves in South Carolina," says the filmmaker.

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The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:23:40 +0000

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"

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Fall Armyworms Are Ravaging Crops in Many African Countries

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:19:09 +0000

"They've finished eating the wild plants and are now going into the villages where there is more vegetation. They eat everything in their path. All plant life is at risk."

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A Collaborative Project Maps the World’s Vulnerable Communities Before Disaster Strikes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:21:45 +0000

The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.

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The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:59:15 +0000

"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."

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Get to Know Barry Diawadou, the Guinean Independence Hero the Government Prefers to Forget

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:19:05 +0000

Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.

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Remembering Castro’s Commitment to Healthcare and Beating Ebola in Africa

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:45:15 +0000

Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.

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Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:38 +0000

Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.

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‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:06:53 +0000

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.

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Creating a Space for Guinea's National Languages on the Internet

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:46:37 +0000

"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."

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The Ugliness of Counterterrorism at France’s Borders

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:44:39 +0000

A Guinean blogger shares her experience at the hands of French border police.

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‘Don't You Touch My Sister': Guinean Citizens Rally Against Rape

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:54:32 +0000

Guinean citizens took to the streets and online forums to raise awareness of sexual violence in Guinea.

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The Francophone World's Uplifting Stories in 2015

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:19:07 +0000

We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.

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