Source: Orange |

Orange and the German Cooperation inaugurate in Guinea the 13th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability

Officially opened today, the Orange Digital Center in Guinea is completely operational and is fully functional to host several digital training and events

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) and the German Cooperation are inaugurating the 13th “Orange Digital Center”, in Conakry, a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Guinea, Representatives of Germany in Guinea, members of the Management and Presidency…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

UN dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change

As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option, and efforts need to be scaled-up to promote their cultivation. This was the message at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM) at…

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

Combined Validation Workshop for Cavalla Bridge Designs and Joint Border Post Designs Drawing for Prollo and Gbaplue Borders Under the Mano River Union Program Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire 24th – 30th November 2022

The projects are being funded with grants from the African Development Bank (AfDB), and counterpart funding from the ECOWAS Commission for the project management and coordination

ECOWAS, under the Regional Joint Border Post Development program is collaborating with the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat and three  (3) Member States namely Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea, to implement the facilitation components of the MRU Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Program comprising the construction of a Joint Border…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Made-in-Guinea: Improving market access for shea butter

Women Guinea are teaching their communities how to meet international standards for shea butter, so they can earn more from global cosmetics

The multi-billion-dollar cosmetics and skincare industries prize shea butter as a natural moisturizer. But the women who harvest shea nuts across West Africa can’t afford to buy the products that result from their labour. To change that dynamic, 20 women from Guinean cooperatives spent a month in the town of…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Guinea |

Guinea: Bringing care closer to eliminate cervical cancer

Fifteen additional centres were set up in October 2021, bringing to 32 the number of sites now offering cervical cancer screening services in the country

For several years many women across Guinea lacked access to screening services for cervical cancer—the most common cancer among women—especially in remote areas. A concerted push by the health authorities to integrate cervical cancer screening in sexual and reproductive health services, thousands of women now have the chance of early…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2022 Article IV Mission to and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Guinea on Financial Assistance through the Food Shock Window under the Rapid Credit Facility

This emergency financing will help Guinea address its urgent balance of payments needs related to the global food crisis

Guinea has reached a staff-level agreement to receive up to $69 million (25 percent of Guinea’s IMF quota) in emergency financing through the IMF’s new Food Shock Window under the Rapid Credit Facility; This emergency financing will help Guinea address its urgent balance of payments needs related to the global…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Actions such as increased patrols, deployment of naval assets, enhanced coordination, as well as convictions, have served as deterrents to criminal activity

Although the past decade has seen a steady decline in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, countries and their international partners must accelerate efforts to counter this singular threat, a senior UN official said in the Security Council on Tuesday.  Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report on the issue, Martha Pobee,…

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Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

Joint African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation Support Project Announces Progress Update

Project Activities Strengthened Agreement Implementation in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

The African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation Support Project, a joint project established and funded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org) and the Trade Development Fund (TDFD), today announced a number of…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) supports a historic land tenure forum in Guinea

FAO has provided support since 2018 in preparing a high-level forum in Guinea, called "Les États Généraux du Foncier en Guinée"

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) actively supports ongoing efforts in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this context, FAO has provided support since 2018 in preparing a…