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You remember in 2011, planes bound for Conakry never emptied. Hotels were always but today, there are always empty rooms all year long.


What Guinea Needs Now is Peace and Stability

You remember in 2011, planes bound for Conakry never emptied. Hotels were always but today, there are always empty rooms all year long.

What Guinea Needs Now is Peace and Stability

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8 Irrresistable Food Blogs From Sub-Saharan Africa

Six time intercontinental International Boxing Federation middleweight boxing champion, Lansana Bea Diallo, better known as Bea Diallo, born in Liberia and of Guinean stock, is also a Belgian politician.
Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Six time intercontinental International Boxing Federation middleweight boxing champion, Lansana Bea Diallo, better known as Bea Diallo, born in Liberia and of Guinean stock, is also a Belgian politician.

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician


When the pool of investigation judges informed Pivi of his indictment in the case of the September 28 massacre, the officer had a tantrum. “If people think that they can humilate me like that in this country, they are fooling themselves. We served this country.” Coplan is reported to have complained.

The head of presidential security in Guinea is the latest person formally accused of having a hand in the brutal crackdown [en] by security forces on an opposition protest in 2009, in which of at least 157 people were killed and countless women and girls were raped.
On September 28, 2009, soldiers opened fire on opposition demonstrators protesting against military head of state Dadis Camara and his intention to run for president during the January 2010 election.
Following the massacre, Camara and members of the junta denied any responsibility for the killings. The international community sanctioned the junta [en] with an arms embargo and a travel ban, and froze any bank accounts owned by the officers in charge at the time. A year later, Camara was shot by soldiers [en] in his entourage.
A few weeks after the massacre, Camara ordered an independent investigation by a commission composed of 31 members. However, families of the victims have asked human rights organisations tolook into the massacre [en] and the alleged clandestine burials performed by the military.
Judges Go After Soldiers Suspected of Slaughter in Guinea

When the pool of investigation judges informed Pivi of his indictment in the case of the September 28 massacre, the officer had a tantrum. “If people think that they can humilate me like that in this country, they are fooling themselves. We served this country.” Coplan is reported to have complained.

The head of presidential security in Guinea is the latest person formally accused of having a hand in the brutal crackdown [en] by security forces on an opposition protest in 2009, in which of at least 157 people were killed and countless women and girls were raped.

On September 28, 2009, soldiers opened fire on opposition demonstrators protesting against military head of state Dadis Camara and his intention to run for president during the January 2010 election.

Following the massacre, Camara and members of the junta denied any responsibility for the killings. The international community sanctioned the junta [en] with an arms embargo and a travel ban, and froze any bank accounts owned by the officers in charge at the time. A year later, Camara was shot by soldiers [en] in his entourage.

A few weeks after the massacre, Camara ordered an independent investigation by a commission composed of 31 members. However, families of the victims have asked human rights organisations tolook into the massacre [en] and the alleged clandestine burials performed by the military.

Judges Go After Soldiers Suspected of Slaughter in Guinea


"A ‘mama’ who saw me crying during the flight took me under her wing. She helped me through the police formalities once we arrived…I am currently staying with this lady and I live in the same conditions as the Guinean people: power cuts in the evening and Internet connection with a key that barely works."

Senegalese authorities have expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla, an opponent of his country’s President Idriss Déby who has ruled Chad for more than two decades, to neighboring Guinea after refusing to grant him political refugee status.
Nguebla, who was living in exile in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar since 2005, was deported on May 8, 2013. He settled in Senegal after being arrested in Tunisia in 2005.
Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

"A ‘mama’ who saw me crying during the flight took me under her wing. She helped me through the police formalities once we arrived…I am currently staying with this lady and I live in the same conditions as the Guinean people: power cuts in the evening and Internet connection with a key that barely works."

Senegalese authorities have expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla, an opponent of his country’s President Idriss Déby who has ruled Chad for more than two decades, to neighboring Guinea after refusing to grant him political refugee status.

Nguebla, who was living in exile in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar since 2005, was deported on May 8, 2013. He settled in Senegal after being arrested in Tunisia in 2005.

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

We remain powerless to the promotion of certain alleged perpetrators of this barbarity in high civil and military positions.

On September 28, 2009, the Guinean security forces had killed more than 150 unarmed protesters during an opposition rally. More than 40 woman were raped in public, at least 1,500 people were injured, and many others disappeared.

there are many of us who have proof, that more than 100 Guinean women, most of them Fulani, were, on September 28, 2009, and the following days, victims of rape and torture carried out by Guinean soldiers, policemen and politicians, some clearly identified, and that to this day, exactly two years after those awful events, not one person has been arrested or tried by judges.

Arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, rigged trials and executions are not difficult to find in Guinea’s history.

But for the officials guilty of these crimes impunity prevails…

Ampote Mango, holding a camera for the first time in Guinea-Bissau.
Digital photography plays a major part in the Rising Voices grantee project “Youth Voices of Bandim and Enterramento”

Ampote Mango, holding a camera for the first time in Guinea-Bissau.

Digital photography plays a major part in the Rising Voices grantee project “Youth Voices of Bandim and Enterramento

Citizen media in action in Guinea-Bissau!
Associação Amigos das Crianças (Association Friends of the Children), a local organisation in the Western African country of Guinea-Bissau, is adding digital storytelling to the cultural offerings available to the neighborhood youth.
A Rising Voices Grantee

Citizen media in action in Guinea-Bissau!

Associação Amigos das Crianças (Association Friends of the Children), a local organisation in the Western African country of Guinea-Bissau, is adding digital storytelling to the cultural offerings available to the neighborhood youth.

A Rising Voices Grantee