Guinea

News in Brief 18 February 2021

  • ‘Very high’ risk of Guinea’s Ebola outbreak spreading: WHO 
  • Call to end instrumentalization of aid for Syrians after 10 years of war:  Commission of Inquiry report 
  • UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria 
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Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief 

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that “simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants”.

News in Brief 15 February 2021

  • Afghanistan: 65 media workers, rights defenders killed since 2018
  • Three die in Ebola outbreak in southern Guinea   
  • WTO appoints first female and first African leader
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Two die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.  

News in Brief 23 October 2020

  • Historic Libya ceasefire agreement
  • UN Day highlights need for COVID-19 ceasefire
  • Secretary-General condemns election-related violence in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire
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UN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea

On the eve of the presidential elections in Guinea, the UN Secretary-General has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner. 

News in Brief 7 October 2020

  • UN chief urges greater investments in universal health coverage 
  • Guinea elections hate speech must be curbed and condemned 
  • Rights experts welcome return to Canada of five-year-old orphaned in Syria 
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Guinea: Steer clear of campaign hate speech, top UN officials warn

Given the history of intercommunal violence in Guinea, two high-level UN Officials voiced concern on Tuesday over the risk of “incitement to hostility, discrimination or violence” as the country gears up for elections on 18 October.

Service and Sacrifice: Guinean peacekeepers make their mark in Mali

As the sun rises over Mali’s vast desert, a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare their equipment and line up to receive instructions before heading out for their first patrol of the day on one of the most dangerous roads in the region.

The 21st century will be an African century, Guinean President tells UN General Assembly

The 21st century will see Africa take its rightful place on the world stage, Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, which also holds the current presidency of the African Union, told the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on the opening day of its general debate today.