Did Liberian President's Intervention Aid Aicha Kone Logging Deal? UN Red Flags
[FrontPageAfrica]The United Nations Panel of Experts has alarmed that Aicha Kone, the former spiritual advisor to Ex-Guinean president Lansana Conte and ex-wife of LURD rebel leader Sekou Damate Konneh, allegedly received two logging concessions -- Community Forest Management Agreements in Bloquia and Neezonie, Gbarzon district, Grand Gedeh County -- following an intervention by the Executive Mansion with the Forestry Development Authority in 2011.
Guinea, Liberians Local Officials Hold Peace Confab
[New Dawn]A two-day peace conference has ended between Bong County and the Guinean Region of Youmou. The meeting, held in the Guinean town of Larkpara, discussed the contribution of ordinary citizens to improved security on the Liberia-Guinea borders, highlighting some of the problems between Guineans Liberians with respect to security issues.
Guinean-Based Company to Export Iron Ore Via Liberian Ports, Rail
[New Republic]The Reuters News Agency yesterday reported that a Guinea-focused mining group, Sable, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Liberian government, in what it said on Tuesday was a step towards being allowed to export its iron ore through Liberia's rail and port network.
Could Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, S. Leone & Guinea Electricity Network Boost Mano River Union?
[FrontPageAfrica]About a week ago, the African Development Bank (ADB) published an appraisal report in relations to C├┤te d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) Electricity Network Interconnection. According to the report, the CLSG interconnection project will be implemented over the period 2014 - 2017 and would entail construction of a 1,357-km-long double circuit high voltage (225 kV) line to connect the national networks of all four Mano RiverUnion (MRU) countries at a total estimated cost of .about USD
Sable Signs Deal With Liberia for Rail, Port
[New Democrat]Guinea-focused mining group Sable has signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Liberian government in what it said on Tuesday was a step towards being allowed to export its iron ore through Liberia's rail and port network.
Europe Welcomes Ban on CAR Diamonds
[EASS]Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the outcome of the Plenary Meeting of the Kimberley Process in Johannesburg. The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:
Police Shoot Outside Radio Station
[MFWA]One person died and 4 others sustained injuries on November 17, 2013, when police opened fire and tear gas on demonstrators who had gathered outside Plan├Ęte FM a privately-owned radio station.
One Person Dead, Four Others Injured in Effort to Protect Guinean Journalist
[IFEX]One person died and 4 others sustained injuries on November 17, 2013, when police opened fire and tear gas on demonstrators who had gathered outside Plan├Ęte FM - a privately-owned radio station.
Court Upholds Presidential Poll Result
[Deutsche Welle]Guinea's Supreme Court has rejected complaints lodged over the September election that saw President Alpha Conde's party win the majority of seats. The opposition had alleged that mass fraud had taken place.
Countries With Greatest Family Planning Needs Lead Progress to Expand Access to Contraceptives
[FP2020]Addis Ababa -At global conference, five more nations announce landmark family planning pledges to improve health and drive economic development
Diplomat in Guinea Highlights Peace in Angola
[ANGOP]The Angolan extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Guinea Conakry , Eduardo Ruas de Jesus Manuel, considered the climate of peace in the country a synonym of concord, harmony and fraternity.