Stories about Guinea
The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa
"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?"
Fall Armyworms Are Ravaging Crops in Many African Countries
"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."
A Collaborative Project Maps the World’s Vulnerable Communities Before Disaster Strikes
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
"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."
Get to Know Barry Diawadou, the Guinean Independence Hero the Government Prefers to Forget
Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.
Remembering Castro’s Commitment to Healthcare and Beating Ebola in Africa
Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.
Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.
‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’
The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.
Creating a Space for Guinea's National Languages on the Internet
"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."
The Ugliness of Counterterrorism at France’s Borders
A Guinean blogger shares her experience at the hands of French border police.
‘Don't You Touch My Sister': Guinean Citizens Rally Against Rape
Guinean citizens took to the streets and online forums to raise awareness of sexual violence in Guinea.
The Francophone World's Uplifting Stories in 2015
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
The Place to Be for African Web Activism Will Be Dakar, Senegal From November 26-28
On November 26, Senegalese and Guinean bloggers will launch a league of African bloggers and cyber-activists in Dakar known as Africtivistes.
Guineans Want Their Presidential Candidates to Run on Policy, Not Ethnicity
But not all the candidates are being transparent about their policies. GuinéeVote, a new platform that allows users to compare the presidential hopefuls' plans, only has three candidates' programs incorporated.
Guinean Bloggers Battle the Digital Divide and Threats to Free Speech
Abdoulaye Bah reports Guinea's second blogcamp on how local bloggers are building the online community and opposing restrictions on free speech imposed before the elections.
Can Africa Really Maintain Its Own African Centers for Disease Control?
Anna K. Mwaba discusses the future of the newly established African Center for Disease Control: The establishment of such a center in Africa is not a particularly new idea; talks on the need for more effective means to combat epidemics on the continent were held in July 2013 at the...
Guinea's Opposition Comes Out Swinging Before Presidential Elections
Opposition leaders met in Paris, where they accused President Alpha Condé's government of "repeated violations" of the constitution.
‘Artists With One Voice’ Are Using Music to Keep the Spotlight on Ebola
Ebola still remains a threat in West Africa, but media coverage is waning. A US-based collective of musicians from Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, and the US is raising awareness of it.
As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm
In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.
Ebola Veterans Warn That Vigilance Is Still Needed as Case Numbers Drop
It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.
Can Ugandan President Rule Guinea on a Loan for 10 Years?
Guinean born and Italian citizen Abdoulaye Bah asks Ugandan blogger Prudence Nyamishana if Uganda can give Guinea their president, Yoweri Museveni, for only 10 years: “You can have him for as long as you want.” I replied. This was a conversation I had with Abdoulaye Bah my 72-year-old friend from...