IMF Executive Board Approves US$170.1 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Guinea

[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56….

[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea's quota).

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Authorities Strike Again – Four Radio Stations Shut Down

[MFWA] In what looks like a continuation of recent hostility against the media in Guinea, the authorities have shut down four radio stations over nonpayment of license fees.

[MFWA] In what looks like a continuation of recent hostility against the media in Guinea, the authorities have shut down four radio stations over nonpayment of license fees.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Panel of Guinean Judges Concludes Investigation Into 2009 Conakry Stadium Massacre

[PR Newswire] Washington -The United States welcomes the progress made by the panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by security forces during a peaceful protest in Conakr…

[PR Newswire] Washington -The United States welcomes the progress made by the panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by security forces during a peaceful protest in Conakry, Guinea. On November 9, 2017, the domestic panel reached an important milestone when the judges formally concluded their investigation and brought charges against more than 14 suspects.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

The European Union Announces €400 Million to Support Guinea

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Union has announced that it will contribute ?400 million to the National Economic and Social Development Plan for Guinea presented today at the Consultative Group’s meeting in Paris.

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Union has announced that it will contribute ?400 million to the National Economic and Social Development Plan for Guinea presented today at the Consultative Group's meeting in Paris.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Gendarmes Raid Radio Station

[MFWA] Gendarmes have stormed the premises of Radio Gangan in Conakry and arrested three of its management personnel, while the station’s transmission has been scrambled by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Guinea over what the authorities claim to be speculations on the network about the death of Guinea president, Alpha Condé.

[MFWA] Gendarmes have stormed the premises of Radio Gangan in Conakry and arrested three of its management personnel, while the station's transmission has been scrambled by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Guinea over what the authorities claim to be speculations on the network about the death of Guinea president, Alpha Condé.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Radio Station Suspended ‘For Undermining National Security’

[MFWA] Conakry-based Espace FM has been suspended for a week by Guinea’s media regulator, Haute autorité de la communication (HAC), after airing a programme that the regulator deemed to be prejudicial to national security.

[MFWA] Conakry-based Espace FM has been suspended for a week by Guinea's media regulator, Haute autorité de la communication (HAC), after airing a programme that the regulator deemed to be prejudicial to national security.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

‘Laws Are Just Pieces of Paper’ If Not Enforced, Says Rights Activist

[Deutsche Welle] Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women’s rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough – governments need to follow through to help protect women.

[Deutsche Welle] Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough - governments need to follow through to help protect women.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Germans Get the Better of Game Guinea

[CAF] Germany struggled to get the better of an energetic Guinean side but came away with a 3-1 victory that sends them through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

[CAF] Germany struggled to get the better of an energetic Guinean side but came away with a 3-1 victory that sends them through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea