Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) High-Level Mission to Guinea to discuss the development of the Amilcar Cabral Submarine Information Technology (IT) Cable project

The objectives of the project are to enhance international telecommunications capacity, improve access to digital services and provide essential redundancy to guarantee broadband internet resilience

The Amilcar Cabral IT cable project aims to connect Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, and Sierra Leone through a submarine cable network. The objectives of the project are to enhance international telecommunications capacity, improve access to digital services and provide essential redundancy to guarantee broadband internet resilience. Within…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

The Celebration of Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) 49th Anniversary at the Heart of Events in the Republic of Guinea

The ceremony took place on 28 May 2024 at the Primus Kaloum hotel in Conakry, in a festive atmosphere, with artistic performances and various speeches

The Office of the ECOWAS Resident Representative in Guinea, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Guineans Living Abroad, organised a cocktail reception to commemorate 28 May 1975, date on which ECOWAS was founded in Lagos, Nigeria. The commemorative ceremony was presided over by the Minister…

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
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    • Obstetric fistula survivor Kadiatou Bah lived with the condition for nearly 20 years. © UNFPA Guinea/Sayon Idovic Loua
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“I suffered a lot”: How United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) helps women in Guinea heal from obstetric fistula

With UNFPA’s support, the Government of Guinea has developed a national strategy to combat obstetric fistula, creating fistula management units across seven regions of the country

“It happened at the hospital. I realized I was leaking urine,” fistula survivor Kadiatou Bah told UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.  Ms. Bah first fell pregnant more than four decades ago, when she was 17. With few health centres on hand in her mountainous village in…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Concludes Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings with Strategic Agreements and Global Engagements

High-Level Discussions and Financial & Technical Assistance Agreements Highlight ITFC’s Commitment to Enhancing Economic Cooperation Among OIC Member Countries

During the final day of the 49th IsDB Annual Meetings, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, held further high-level discussions with member countries including Guinea Conakry and Turkmenistan, and partner banks and financial institutions. The outcomes achieved during the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Nigeria Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

The two ministers confirmed to further strengthen bilateral relations towards the TICAD Ministerial Meeting in August this year and TICAD 9 in August next year

On April 30, commencing at 10:50 a.m. local time (April 30, 6:50 p.m. JST) for approximately 90minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting the Federal Republic of Nigeria, held a foreign ministers' meeting with H.E. Ambassador Yusuf Maitama TUGGAR, Minister of Foreign Affairs of…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) and France join forces to boost food security and nutrition in Guinea

WFP will provide supplementary feeding and nutrition services to 14,000 children under two, and pregnant women and nursing mothers for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a EUR 1.5 million contribution from France for the provision of food and nutrition support to women, children, and farmers in Beyla and Lola prefectures of the Forest Guinea region. WFP will provide supplementary feeding and nutrition services to 14,000 children under…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

World Immunization Week: Delivering vaccines and trustworthy information to communities around the world

National Societies are engaging with people at the local level, building trust and delivering immunizations to people who are coping with crises or living in places where vaccines are hard to obtain

A mother of four and restaurant owner from Dabola, in central Guinea, Diaraye says she felt scared about the vaccines. She didn’t think she had enough information and she’d heard rumours about harmful side effects. Several health workers came to visit her to try and convince her to vaccinate her…

Source: The World Bank Group |

"Once we have water, we have life" Access to safe drinking water transforms lives in Conakry

Conakry is just one of the successes of the Guinea Urban Water Project (PUEG), which was launched in 2018 with financing from the World Bank

Over 30,000 people benefited from improved safe water services in Greater Conakry following major investment under the Guinea Urban Water Project (PUEG); With over 12,000 meters installed, customers can now better manage their water consumption and enjoy enhanced service delivery; Under the project, 650 workers and supervisors benefited from capacity building to…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

A Peanut Oil and Peanut Butter Production workshop was Established in Guinea

Within the project, which will benefit a total of 80 families, machines such as shell cracking machine, oil extraction unit, peanut crushing and grinding units were provided to producers by TİKA

With the joint work of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Guinea Peanut Producers Association, a workshop has been established in the town of Keitayah where peanut oil, peanut butter and powder are produced. Within the project, which will benefit a total of 80 families, machines such as…

Source: International Trade Centre |

10 Senegal tech firms visit Guinea to find new prospects

Thanks to the Netherlands Trust Fund V (NTF V) project at the International Trade Centre (ITC), a dozen small Senegalese tech companies traveled to Conakry from 20-24 November to seize new business opportunities

The NTF V Senegal Tech project at ITC led a delegation of 10 digital services companies on a mission to discover the Guinean market. A launching pad to Guinea One of the most effective ways of getting started in exporting is through a business trip, to better understand a target…