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Fresh tensions in Guinea as opposition cries ‘constitutional coup’

Guinea’s political opposition accused the president on Friday of staging a “constitutional coup,” prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.
Protesters burn barricades and tires on a street during a demonstration in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 14, 2019.

Report: 70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Thousands march against Guinea’s Alpha Conde third term bid

Thousands took to the streets of Guinea yesterday in the largest of a series of protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to seek a third term that have led to the jailing of a dozen opposition campaigners and politicians.

Guinea: Two killed in protests against change to constitution

At least one policeman and a protester were killed on Monday during demonstrations in Guinea against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term, officials and residents said.

26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire

A huge fire at a Liberian Koranic school killed at least 26 pupils and two teachers on Wednesday when flames engulfed their dormitory, in one of the worst disasters of its kind for the West African nation.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja on Saturday after spending the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Daura, Katsina State.

President Buhari arrives Abuja after Sallah celebration in Daura

Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, displayed a picture of Buhari’s arrival in Abuja on his twitter page on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry,

Presidents Buhari, Condé donate money, cows, rice to corps members serving in Katsina

As part of his activities during the Eid-el-Kabir, President Muhammadu Buhari and his visiting Guinean counterpart, Alpha Condé, donated cash, cows and bags of rice to youth corps members posted to Katsina State for their one-year National Youth Service.

Daura emir urges Nigerians to support President Buhari to overcome nation’s challenges

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouq, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to overcome current challenges facing Nigeria so as to move the country forward.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry,

President Buhari, Guinea’s Conde give four cows to Daura NYSC members

Visiting Guinean President Alpha Conde on Sunday donated two cows to Corps members serving in Daura, Katsina state, President Buhari’s hometown.Daura
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry,

Guinea’s Alpha Conde celebraates Eid el-Kabir in Daura with President Buhari

President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina State.

President Buhari, Guinean leader in Katsina for Sallah

President Muhammadu Buhari and visiting Guinean President, Alpha Conde, arrived Katsina Friday evening for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations expected to hold between August 11 and 12.
President Buhari accompanied by his wife Aisha arrives New York ahead of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly on 23rd Sep 2018 3

President Buhari arrives Katsina for Eid-el-Kabir, official visit

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived Daura, Katsina State, for a nine-day official visit, which includes celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir with family members, and commissioning of developmental projects.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia, Niron agree on movement of iron ore

Liberia and Niron Metals Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the passage through Liberia, of iron ore, from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

President Buhari sends envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as special envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in the country.

Cameroon and Guinea to host 2021 and 2025 AFCON respectively

Guinea has accepted the challenge to host the 2025 AFCON instead of the previously agreed 2023 edition after Cameroon was awarded the hosting right of 2021 edition.

Guinea accepts to host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football president said Monday.
President Buhari participates at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja on 22nd Dec 2018-5

ECOWAS calls for free, fair elections in Nigeria, Senegal

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have charged Nigeria and Senegal to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the conduct of elections are peaceful, free and transparent.
Guinean police gather to disperse demonstrators during an opposition rally in Conakry, Guinea.

Guinea police use tear gas to break up opposition demo

Policemen fired tear gas and used batons on Thursday to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.

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Pensioners hail Kwara governor for prompt payment

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