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Chinese boats face huge fines for illegal fishing off Guinea

Two Chinese vessels face huge fines after being caught fishing illegally in Guinea's waters, including one fine of up to $3.4 million, the country's fishing minister said as west Africa attempts to crack down on millions lost to foreign trawlers.

Guinea President, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

Guinea`s president Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo met for talks Thursday, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

Confirmed! Ebola virus persists in semen 9 months after recovery

The results recall the importance of monitoring survivors in order to prevent the risks of new epidemic outbreaks.

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

 The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Guinea declared Ebola-free

President Alpha Conde has doubled the health budget since winning re-election in October.

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

Guinea incumbent Conde re-elected with 57.85% of votes

Final results from the first round of Guinea's contested presidential election show that incumbent Alpha Conde has been re-elected with 57.85 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission (CENI) announced Saturday.

Guinea celebrates with song as victory over Ebola nears

 Thousands of Guineans have celebrated the country reaching the final stages of the battle with the deadly Ebola epidemic at a concert featuring artists from across Africa.

WHO declares Liberia ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission.

Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior.

Ebola response enters 3rd phase but cases may rise again: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.

UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down today, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.

Guinea policed protests with `excessive lethal force`: HRW

Guinea`s security services used excessive lethal force and were implicated in gang-rape and widespread criminality while policing weeks of violent anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery

International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery.

EU pledges 450 mn euros for Ebola recovery in west Africa

The EU on Friday pledged 450 million euros to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone recover from Ebola after the deadly disease killed thousands in the three West African countries hardest hit.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone come to the United Nations today hoping to raise USD 3.2 billion to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death

 Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country eradicated the disease.

Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.

Ebola crisis takes toll on malaria treatment in Guinea, say experts

Experts have warned that the Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the fight against malaria in the country with an estimated number of 74,000 malaria cases going untreated in 2014.