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Guinea declares end to second Ebola outbreak that infected 16, killed 12

The Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the West African country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. “I have the honour of declaring the end of Ebola” in Guinea, WHO official Alfred Ki-Zerbo said at a ceremony in […]

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Guinea: Recent Ebola outbreak was from man who survived epidemic 5 years ago, scientists investigate

Health officials are investigating if the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been triggered by a person who was first infected with the virus during the Ebola epidemic in the region five years ago. This would suggest infections may persist once people recover and have the potential to start a future outbreak. The World […]

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Guinea declares fresh Ebola outbreak

The Republic of Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday when tests came back positive for the virus after three people died and four fell ill in the southeast. This was the first resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016. The patients fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding […]

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Turkish crew kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea freed

Turkish crew kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed, Turkish media reported on Friday. Private NTV television said 15 crew members were brought to Nigeria where they are undergoing health checks. They will be brought to Turkey from Abuja, the Turkish foreign ministry said. This wasn’t a political kidnapping. […]

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10 dead in clashes over presidential election results in Guinea’s capital Conakry

Ten people were killed in Guinea’s capital Conakry in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters after a tense presidential election with results showing President Alpha Conde in the lead. Among the 10 dead were two policemen. Guinea’s security ministry announced the death toll on Wednesday following last weekend’s vote. “This strategy of chaos [was] […]