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Guinea: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 10:40 am AFKI Original
Guinea’s departure from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the hands of Ghana on Sunday has resulted in the resignation of their 55-year-old coach, Michel Dussuyer
Maher Mezahi, 8:21 am AFKI Original
After twenty-four matches, the group stages of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations have come and gone. Equatorial Guinea have proved charitable hosts. Though the stadiums in Ebebiyin and Mongomo have been deemed unfit to host knockout stage matches, the tournament has progressed without any major glitches.
Maher Mezahi, 6:36 am AFKI Original
Yet another Africa Cup of Nations Qualification campaign has passed us by. As always, we have been spoiled with the gripping entertainment having witnessed spectacular goals, erratic goalkeeping, and gallant defending. AFKSports has compiled a retrospective slideshow presenting you the biggest winners and losers from the totality of the six match days.
Andrew Friedman, 2:54 am AFKI Original
An unfortunate part of crisis coverage by the media is that it rarely allows for positive news. Ebola is a good example. While the virus raged and the number of cases doubled every few weeks, apocalyptic projections were the norm. Now that there’s some positive news to report, it flies under the radar. Liberia, most affected by the virus, seems to have turned a corner in the outbreak.
Keren Mikva, 11:34 am AFKI Original
Condé asked the nation’s retired doctors to help fight Ebola, saying the country needed their collective experience in educating other health workers. He asked them to help out of duty to the country, but also threatened to make it compulsory. “I am recalling you and most of you are heeding that call. But for those of you who resist, you will be forced to join the Ebola fight,” he said. Guinea’s first-ever freely elected president has become one of the faces of Ebola. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Guinean President Alpha Condé.
Andrew Friedman, 10:11 am AFKI Original
Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization said Ebola could lead to failed states in West Africa. In this two-part series, AFKInsider considers that possibility. It’s true Ebola has exposed tremendous weakness in the countries most affected, and failures in the international community to prepare for global health emergencies that threaten international peace and security. However, when the head of the World Health Organization joins a chorus of voices that say the disease suggests the near end of days, it does nothing to help those afflicted or the countries struggling to deal with outbreak. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are not Somalia. Pretending they are does no good for anyone.
Keren Mikva, 10:46 am AFKI Original
The Sierra Leone team faced taunting and disrespect due to the stigma of Ebola. During matches against the DRC and Cameroon, fans began “Ebola” chants. Opponents have refused to shake hands, and some have even refused to do the traditional jersey swapping post-game. This is ongoing. Sierra Leone’s goalkeeper, John Trye, said, “You feel humiliated, like garbage, and you want to punch someone.” Ebola-related questions have emerged about whether the much-anticipated 2015 African Cup of Nations will go on. Here are 10 ways Ebola has affected sports.
Becca Blond, 10:30 am AFKI Original
When the West African republic of Guinea celebrates its 56th independence day from France Oct 2, the usual parties will most definitely be muted thanks to the current Ebola outbreak. But in commemoration of this naturally beautiful country, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Guinea:
Andrew Friedman, 5:14 am AFKI Original
On Thursday the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, or UNMEER. The Security Council similarly jumped on board, calling the outbreak “a threat to international peace and security.”
Keren Mikva, 10:49 am AFKI Original
U.S. Ambassador Terence Todman once threatened to quit if he was continually assigned to Africa. He criticized the State Department for sending black diplomats to African and Caribbean countries, referring to them as “ghetto” assignments. After serving as ambassador to Chad in the early ’70s, Todman threatened to quit if he was assigned to another African nation.He became the first black U.S. ambassador to a Latin American country. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Terence Todman.
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