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President Alpha Condé of Guinea using COVID-19 to quell dissent, Human Rights Watch warns

The administration of President Alpha Condé of Guinea is using COVID-19 to quell dissent and violate rights, Human Rights Watch warned on Wednesday. Authorities there have harassed, intimidated, and arbitrarily arrested opposition members and...

Security forces violently crack down on opposition during referendum in Guinea

Guinea’s security forces violently cracked down on opposition supporters in the lead up to and during the March 22, 2020 constitutional referendum and legislative elections, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.. Security forces...

Fear of more crackdown mounts in Guinea as Alpha Condé seeks to amend constitution and run for a third term

Guinea’s government should respect freedom of assembly and ensure security force discipline in advance of the March 1, 2020 constitutional referendum, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The referendum on a new constitution could clear the way...

Trump administration concerned over attempts by President Alpha Conde to truncate democracy in Guinea

The Trump administration said on Friday it was concerned about the Government of Guinea’s current plans to hold legislative elections and a constitutional referendum on March 1.  Guinean President Alpha Conde announced in...

In meeting with President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Nigeria’s Buhari emphasizes West Africa’s unity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the entire West African sub-region. President Buhari receives in audience Newly Elected President of Guinea Bissau H.E....

Guinea Bissau president defeated by two former prime ministers who will now face each other on December 29. AU says the election was credible...

The African Union said on Tuesday that the presidential election in Guinea Bissau was peaceful, fair and credible, a day before the electoral commission said two former prime ministers will compete in a runoff after the...

ECOWAS leaders hold extraordinary summit over Guinea’s escalating crisis

West African leaders were holding an extraordinary summit in Niamey, Niger, on Saturday, over the escalating crisis engulfing Guinea Bissau. President Alpha Conde has been trying to amend the constitution to run...

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Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

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IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

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