Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone today as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.

Luis Fernandez poised to sign as Guinea coach
Luis Fernandez poised to sign as Guinea coach

Former France international Luis Fernandez is poised to take over as coach of Guinea in place of compatriot Michel Dussuyer, the Guinean Football Federation (FGF) confirmed on Monday.

Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola `emergency` in five regions

 Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Guinea govt urges dialogue after opposition protest call

The government of Ebola-hit Guinea on Wednesday urged a dialogue after the three main opposition leaders called for renewed protests against President Alpha Conde over upcoming elections.

New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa`s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading up to March 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

Ten dead in Guinea truck accident

At least 10 people were killed and 11 others injured when a truck laden with passengers and luggage overturned in eastern Guinea, a security source said Saturday.

Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa

After struggling to emerge from the Ebola outbreak, West Africa now faces a dangerous wave of measles cases because over-burdened hospitals were unable to keep up with vaccinations, researchers said Thursday.

Ebola vaccine tests to begin in Guinea on March 7: WHO

The first large-scale trial of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Guinea at the weekend, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, weeks after a similar test kicked off in neighbouring Liberia.

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.

Guinea says Ebola patients sent home after botched blood tests

Health officials botched more than 20 Ebola blood tests in January and February which led to the release of at least four positive patients, two of whom later died, Guinea`s anti-Ebola coordinator and other health officials told Reuters.

U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

The United States military officially ended a mission to build treatment facilities to combat an Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday, months earlier than expected, in the latest indication that a year-long epidemic in West Africa is waning.

Unsafe burials increase in Ebola-hit countries: WHO

 Ebola-hit Sierre Leone and Guinea saw an increase in the last week in unsafe burials that risk spreading the disease, the World Health Organization reported. 

Ebola-hit nations pledge to eradicate virus in 60 days

The leaders of the countries devastated by the west African Ebola outbreak vowed at a summit in Guinea on Sunday to eradicate the virus by mid-April.

Ebola cases on the rise for second month: WHO

The number of new Ebola cases in west Africa rose for the second week running after a previous falls, including a "sharp increase" in Guinea, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Britain becomes first country to donate to IMF Ebola debt relief fund

 Britain said on Monday it would contribute 50 million dollars to a new IMF fund to help West African countries hit by Ebola to service their debts so they can use their own money to help save lives.

3,600 kids orphaned by Ebola in West Africa: UN

 At least 3,600 children have been orphaned due to the Ebola outbreak in West African countries, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.

Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO
Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said.

Guinea`s Michel​ Dussuyer humble in defeat
Guinea`s Michel​ Dussuyer humble in defeat

Guinea were simply beaten by a better team in Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in Malabo on Sunday, coach Michel Dussuyer admitted.

Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck
Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck

The Ivory Coast and pre-tournament favourites Algeria go head to head in Malabo on Sunday in what has the makings of a classic quarter-final at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place
Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place

Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday.