Did South Africa Really Rig Guinea's Elections?
[Daily Maverick]'SA spooks fixed Guinea poll' ran the front page of the Mail & Guardian on Friday. The claim, made by the loser in a multi-billion dollar mining dispute, is an extraordinary one: that South Africa's intelligence service fiddled the results of the Guinea's presidential elections in 2010, in a bid to win lucrative contracts for South African businesses. It sounds far-fetched, ludicrous even - but maybe we shouldn't be so surprised.
Obama to Tap Ebola Czar As Businesses, Senators Press for More
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -President Obama will announce the appointment of a high-level coordinator to manage the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak when he visits Atlanta on Tuesday, administration sources have told AllAfrica.
AU Opposes Ebola Travel Bans
[NEWS]The African Union has called on its member states to urgently lift all travel bans imposed on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Ebola Response Scale-Up Urgent, Uncertain
[AfricaFocus]"The best way to help Africa stem the tide of the current Ebola epidemic is by rapidly investing in and deploying basic infectious control measures like gowns, gloves, water, and sterilization tools, coupled with health worker and community health trainings in how to properly use them." - Adam C. Levine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown Medical School
Magistrate Announces Deportation for Guinean
[Daily Observer]The Kanifing Magistrates' Court, presided over by Kebba Bojang, on Wednesday announced a deportation order for one Sirajo Bah Jallow, a Guinean national, charged and convicted of theft, contrary to section 552 of the criminal code, laws of The Gambia.
Cranes Soar Over Sylis to Summit
[CAF]Two first half well-taken strikes from Geofrey Massa helped Uganda overcome a hard fighting Guinea side 2-0 in their Group E encounter on Wednesday in Kampala
Our Preparations Paid Off - Coach
[CAF]Uganda Cranes put up a great performance to beat Guinea 2-0 in Kampala and move atop Group E with four points.
Global Report Calls for Action On Undertrial Detention
[OSIWA]A new report is calling for global action to combat the overuse of pretrial detention, highlighting its devastating impact on the well-being of both individuals and communities.
BSGR Files Arbitration Claim Against Guinea
[PR Newswire]BSGR, the international diversified mining company, announces that on 8 September 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington D.C. ("ICSID") notified BSGR and the Republic of Guinea that BSGR's Request for Arbitration had been registered at ICSID.
We Are in Kampala to Win - Zayatte
[CAF]Guinea skipper, Kamil Zayatte is confident his side will come tops against the Cranes of Uganda in their Group E clash on Wednesday at the Namboole stadium.
Ebola Spreading 'Exponentially'
[WHO]During the past weeks, a WHO team of emergency experts worked together with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her government to assess the Ebola situation in Liberia.
Obama Commits 'Military Assets' for Ebola Health-Care Surge
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -The Ebola crisis in west Africa is " a national security priority" for the United States, President Obama said in an interview on Saturday.
UN on Ebola - Don't Cancel Flights; Contributions Urgently Needed
[UN]Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for your time.
World Leaders Failing in Response to Ebola Crisis
[VOA]We are now six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, warns the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, and the world is losing the battle to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Corruption Can be Stopped, Guinea Shows
[Africa In Fact]In most of the developing world, and particularly in Africa, corruption is so entrenched that sometimes it feels insurmountable. Often the forces of accountability and transparency appear powerless against that potent combination of need, greed and gravy.
The Ebola Crisis Is More Than a Health Issue - It's About Governance
[Fahamu]The current crisis could well get out of hand as predicted. The problem is more than just a failure of the healthcare system. Utter negligence and poor management of public institutions, largely due to rampant corruption and bad governance, is the real issue that has come to the surface
Ebola Crisis Brings Focus on Water, Sanitation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Stockholm -Could there be a plus side to the Ebola crisis gripping West Africa? Africa's ministers in charge of water seem to think so.
Ebola 'Racing Ahead' of Response - Obama to Raise at NATO
[allAfrica]President Obama will discuss the Ebola emergency when he participates in the NATO summit in Wales this week.
WHO Meets to Weigh Ebola Therapies, Vaccines
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) began a two-day meeting in Geneva to discuss potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in response to "intense public interest in, and demand for, anything that offers hope of definitive treatment."
Africa Cup At Risk Over Ebola Fears
[Deutsche Welle]As the continent gears up for its African Nations Cup qualifiers, concerns are growing that the deadly disease could ruin the games. Some argue soccer players and fans from Ebola-hit countries could spread the virus.