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Guinea junta releases dozens of political prisoners jailed by previous government
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Guinea junta releases dozens of political prisoners jailed by previous government

The 79 prisoners freed late Tuesday had been held on a variety of charges, including breaching security, destroying public property and manufacturing weapons

How Junta takeovers in Mali and Chad created 'favourable climate' for Guinea putsch
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How Junta takeovers in Mali and Chad created 'favourable climate' for Guinea putsch

In Mali as in Chad, the new presidents are the product of special forces — Colonel Assimi Goita in Bamako, General Idriss Deby in N'Djamena — who have replaced the constitutions with 'transition charter's

Military coup in Guinea: Removal of president reverses African nation’s slow crawl towards democracy
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Military coup in Guinea: Removal of president reverses African nation’s slow crawl towards democracy

This is a dramatic setback for Guinea, where many had hoped the country had turned the page on military power grabs.

Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities
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Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities

Reports suggest that they captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, bust the ground situation remains unclear

Heavy gunfire in Guinea capital Conakry; troops on streets, say witnesses
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Heavy gunfire in Guinea capital Conakry; troops on streets, say witnesses

Authorities in the West African nation did not comment on the situation. Residents reported seeing a number of soldiers on the streets who asked them to return to their homes for safety

Guinea's latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people has ended, says WHO
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Guinea's latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people has ended, says WHO

WHO Regional Director for Africa said “We are getting faster, better and smarter...we must stay alert for a possible resurgence."

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
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Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives

Authorities said some of the doses would head straight to Nzerekore, the capital of Guinea's southeastern forest region where five people have recently died of Ebola.

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after first deaths since 2016, WHO launches ground survey
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after first deaths since 2016, WHO launches ground survey

WHO is reportedly helping Guinea to obtain the Ebola vaccine, which proved instrumental in controlling outbreaks in the DRC.

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know

National Health Security Agency head Sakoba Keita told local media on Saturday that one of the latest Ebola victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell in late January and was buried on 1 February. Keita also told local media that one patient had escapes but had been found and hospitalised in the capital Conkry.

Serie A: Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez could be out for three months after suffering ankle injury on international duty for Chile
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Serie A: Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez could be out for three months after suffering ankle injury on international duty for Chile

Chile play Guinea on Tuesday in another friendly but Rueda was worried that Sanchez might have to miss the start of South American World Cup qualifying in March

President Ram Nath Kovind departs for official seven-day visit to Africa; MoS Pratap Chandra Sarangi, MP Dilip Ghosh accompany
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President Ram Nath Kovind departs for official seven-day visit to Africa; MoS Pratap Chandra Sarangi, MP Dilip Ghosh accompany

President Ram Nath Kovind departed for an official seven-day visit to the African countries of Benin, The Gambia and Guinea. This will be the highest-level visit from India ever to the three West African countries. President will be accompanied by Minister of State for MSME, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and MP Dilip Ghosh.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Guinea, Namibia, teams with low returns from tournament go about firing coaches for poor performance
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Guinea, Namibia, teams with low returns from tournament go about firing coaches for poor performance

Many football associations in Africa have gone about firing their coaches after a dismal performance and early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations

Premier League: Naby Keita becomes third Liverpool player to be injured during international break after tweaking hamstring
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Premier League: Naby Keita becomes third Liverpool player to be injured during international break after tweaking hamstring

Liverpool's injury woes have gotten worse after midfielder Naby Keita was helped off the field injured during an Africa Cup of Nations match between Rwanda and Guinea.

Vedanta gets bauxite from state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation for first time, hopes to get more
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Vedanta gets bauxite from state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation for first time, hopes to get more

The raw material is available to the Vedanta from the bauxite-rich Odisha almost 10 years after its successful operation.

Ebola deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo rise to 55; 1,609 people feared to have contracted virus
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Ebola deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo rise to 55; 1,609 people feared to have contracted virus

Beni's mayor Jean Edmond Nyonyi Masumbuko Bwanakawa announced that the government had decided to make treatment free in Beni, Mabalako-Mangina and Oicha for three months.

Spanish emergency services rescue almost 500 migrants from Mediterranean Sea in a single day
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Spanish emergency services rescue almost 500 migrants from Mediterranean Sea in a single day

According to the International Organisation for Migration, 18,653 migrants reached Spanish shores between the beginning of the year and 18 July.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Morocco, Tunisia take contrasting paths to secure Russia berth
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Morocco, Tunisia take contrasting paths to secure Russia berth

Morocco scored twice within five minutes during the opening half to triumph 2-0 while Tunisia settled for a goalless draw with Libya

Bundesliga: Liverpool-bound Naby Keita faces six-figure fine for using 'forged driving licence', says report
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Bundesliga: Liverpool-bound Naby Keita faces six-figure fine for using 'forged driving licence', says report

Liverpool-bound Naby Keita has reportedly been hit with a 415,000 euros ($480,009) fine for allegedly using a forged driving licence.

Red Cross investigation reveals $6 mn meant to fight Ebola outbreak stolen through fraud
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Red Cross investigation reveals $6 mn meant to fight Ebola outbreak stolen through fraud

The revelations follow an internal investigation of how the organization handled more than $124 million during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people