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Marburg Virus Disease – Guinea – Disease Outbreak News

The country has a fragile health care system due to the overburden of disease outbreaks

On 16 September 2021, the Ministry of Health of Guinea declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak in Guéckédou prefecture, Nzérékoré Region. In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made 42 days after the safe and dignified burial of the only confirmed patient reported in this outbreak.…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Guinea declares end of Marburg virus disease outbreak

WHO continues to support Guinea in its efforts to remain vigilant, maintain surveillance and build capacity to respond quickly to a possible resurgence of the virus

Guinea today declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak having recorded no new cases over the past 42 days—two incubation periods, or the time between infection and the onset of symptoms. The virus was confirmed on 9 August, marking the first time the disease emerged in the country…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Visiting Guinea, SRSG ANNADIF Emphasizes the Importance of Safeguarding Guinea's Stability, Ensuring Citizen Security and Respect for the Rule of Law and Human Rights

The objective of this mission was to listen to the assessment of political and diplomatic actors of the situation following the political change that occurred on Sept 5

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat ANNADIF, carried out today a one-day mission to Guinea.  The objective of this mission was to listen to the assessment of political and diplomatic actors of the situation following the political…

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UK condemns the military seizure of power in Guinea: Minister Duddridge statement

UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge supports regional calls to engage in peaceful dialogue

UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge said: The UK Government joins ECOWAS, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and other partners in condemning the removal by force of the President of Guinea, Alpha Condé. We call for the immediate release of the President and for all parties…

Source: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria |

On the Military Seizure of Power in Guinea

Violence and any extra-constitutional measures will only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity

The United States condemns today’s events in Conakry. Violence and any extra-constitutional measures will only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity. These actions could limit the ability of the United States and Guinea’s other international partners to support the country as it navigates a path toward national unity…

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Guinea's swift action in detecting, curbing Marburg

The quick detection is credited to a build-up of outbreak response expertise since the 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola crisis

When a man in Temessadou M’Boket – a village in the densely forested southern Guinea region – died in early August 2021 after suffering fever, headache and haemorrhage, a medical team was quickly dispatched, and within hours of his death, laboratory analysis revealed that he had been ill with Marburg,…

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Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm Blows in a New Wave of Green Investment for the MSGBC Region (By Charné Hundermark)

Senegal’s first wind project is strengthening the region’s position as a renewable energy leader, with MSGBC Oil, Gas, & Power 2021 anticipated to drive further investment in the region

By Charné Hundermark, Southern and East Africa Editor In addition to world class energy developments taking place within the oil and gas industry, Senegal is making moves to exploit its significant renewable energy resources, positioning the Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry (MSGBC) region as a globally competitive…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supported Guinean Farmers

Under the project, which benefited 120 families in total, TİKA provided simple agricultural tools, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to the farmers

In cooperation with TİKA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Guinea, 75 tons of corn was harvested on a total of 15 hectares of land in Coyah, Dubreka and Kindia. Under the project, which benefited 120 families in total, TİKA provided simple agricultural tools, seeds,…

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MSGBC Natural Gas to Accelerate Regional Economic Growth, Position Africa as a Global Competitor (By Charné Hundermark)

The emerging natural gas province in the MSGBC region will likely translate into significant, regional socio-economic growth, and the upcoming MSBGC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 conference seeks to drive this

By Charné Hundermark, Southern and East Africa Editor The MSGBC region – covering Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea Conakry – unlike other high production markets in West and Northern Africa, has seen relatively small-scale energy sector developments since the early 2000s. However, with the discovery of significant natural…

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FIFA has entrusted the African Union of Broadcasting with the Management of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Rights in 17 Sub-Saharan countries

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA Confederations

As a prelude to the next FIFA World Cup that will take place in 2022, in Qatar, the African Union of Broadcasting (www.uar-AUB.org ) has been handed the Free-To-Air rights for the Qualifying matches in 17 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus making AUB the exclusive Partner for the commercialization of…