Conakry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Conakry


Guinea massacre suspects to go before criminal tribunal

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:45 AM

At least 157 people were killed and 109 women after the security forces of then junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara opened fire on a massive opposition crowd.

AFTER THE MASSACRE. A woman cries in front of the Conakry great mosque on October 2, 2009. File photo by Seyllou Diallo / AFP

Schools reopening in Guinea after 3-week strike, violence

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Schools reopen after unions strike a deal with the government late Monday but some teachers say the deal fell short of their demands

Guinea launches infectious disease center to fight Ebola

Nov 12, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The new French funded Institut Pasteur in Conakry will conduct research train scientists and test for some of the world s deadliest diseases

Ban pledges UN support in tour of Ebola-hit West Africa

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:43 AM

Today we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that this terrible outbreak can be defeated says UN chief Ban Ki moon

MORE UN SUPPORT. A handout image released by the United Nations (UN) shows UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (R) sit for a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Liberia, December 19 2014. Photo by Evan Schneider/Handout/EPA

British-led scientists trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Nov 29, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The test is designed to be suitable for remote field hospitals where electricity and cold storage are often scarce

EBOLA TESTS. A picture made available on November 4, 2014 shows medical workers in protective suits working in the patient area of an Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, October 13 2014. File photo by Kirstin Palitza/EPA

TIMELINE: Ebola, a ruthless killer

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:59 PM

UPDATED Here are main developments since the worst ever epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Guinea Ebola outbreak under control: foreign minister

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:18 PM

The outbreak is one of the most deadly with 157 people infected and 101 deaths in Guinea alone

Guinea's Ebola victims wait for death

Apr 01, 2014 - 10:00 PM

In the worst cases of the virus the agony is accompanied by profuse unstoppable internal and external bleeding

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Guinea keeps up its efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens as neighboring Senegal closed its border

Guinea scrambles to contain deadly Ebola outbreak

Mar 24, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Aid workers and public health officials battled to contain west Africa s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as tests on suspected cases in Conakry allayed fears that it had spread to the capital

Ebola epidemic spreads to Guinea's capital – Unicef

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:45 AM

An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry the United Nations Children s Fund said on Sunday March 23