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Durban forum expected to focus on intra-trade and development.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart sign oil deals.

- Daily Nation - KE

UPDF in Equatorial Guinea to build capacity – Museveni.

President Museveni on Wednesday restated that the UPDF is in oil-rich central Africa nation of Equatorial Guinea on a capacity building mission, but not to involve in any war

- Daily Monitor - UG

DryShips continues its bulker buying spree.

Purchase is in addition to three kamsarmax acquisitions announced last week

- LloydsList - UK

Long-serving Equatorial Guinea's Nguema blames Africa's problems on disunity, hails late Gaddafi.

President Obiang Nguema, who is wrapping up his two day state visit to Uganda today, said the Europeans realised this long time ago and started mobilising themselves into alliances to counter some of their biggest challenges

- Daily Monitor - UG

Riots hit major bauxite mining hub in Guinea.

Riots have paralysed a major bauxite mining hub in Guinea, Africa's top producer, as residents erected barricades and burned tyres to protest against high pollution levels and power cuts, government and company officials said on Tuesday. The unrest broke out on Monday night in the city of Boke, home to mining companies ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

News24.com | As bibliomania hits Guinea, book lovers seize rare chance.

As Conakry's year as World Book Capital gets under way, book lovers in Guinea are seizing a rare opportunity to instil a lifelong appreciation for the written word in a nation where most people are illiterate.

- News24.com - ZA

A Harvard doctor just won $1 million for a project that could prevent the next deadly pandemic.

Last Mile Health Before the Ebola virus ravaged West Africa, killing thousands and leaving entire towns reeling, it started small. The virus wound its way out of a rainforest-adjacent village in Guinea and spread through other rural areas in Liberia and Sierra Leone, going undetected for months. By the time the world ...

- Business Insider - US

Former Guinea Minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial.

A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on US charges that he laundered $8.5-million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights. In an opening statement, Assistant US Attorney Lorinda Laryea told jurors in Manhattan federal court that ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial.

- A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights.

- Reuters - US

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial.

In an opening statement, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorinda Laryea told jurors in Manhattan federal court that Mahmoud Thiam, a U.S. citizen, used the money to fund a "lavish lifestyle" including a mansion and private schools for his children in New York. Thiam, 50, has pleaded not guilty to money laundering.

- Yahoo! News - US

Guinea city named World Book Capital.

Conakry is being enshrined as World Book Capital for the next 12 months.

- Daily Nation - KE

Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital

CONAKRY, Guinea, Apr 23 - Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on. “We've been working night and day,” says truck driver Mamadouba Soumah, who was requisitioned for ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

42,974 Med migrant arrivals in 2017, 962 deaths - IOM

85% of arrivals to Italy, most from Guinea, Nigeria, Bangladesh

- ANSA - IT

Bill Gates Enthusiastic about Disease-Fighting Progress

Mass distribution of medications, international partnerships and targeted research are on track to eradicate sleeping sickness, Guinea worm and other ancient ailments --

- Scientific American - US

Equatorial Guinea: Free Human Rights Defenders

– Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country's leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organizations said. The police detained Enrique Asumu and Alfredo Okenve, who head the Center for Development Studies and Initiatives , on April 17, 2017, and ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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