GUINEA POLITICAL TENSION: Ten killed in February alone

Conakry – VIJAY SHAH via the International Crisis Group A crisis is brewing in the west African country of Guinea after ten people died in politically motivated clashes after a controversial election held on the 4th of February this year, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned. Tensions have been growing since the election and the opposition parties having had accused the Guinean ruling party of fraud in local polls held last month. Clashes between opposition supporters and strikers and Guinean security forces have led to the deaths of ten people already, according to the ICG’s CrisisWatch website. The president of … Continue reading GUINEA POLITICAL TENSION: Ten killed in February alone

WEST AFRICA EBOLA CRISIS: WHO warns of ‘shadow zones’; hidden victims

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa could be dangerously underestimated as families hide members afflicted by the highly fatal contagion for fear of quarantine and persecution, according to a report by America‘s Fox News. The warning also claims the existence of ‘shadow zones’ where medics have no presence, means that many people are carrying or perishing from the virus without medical agencies realising, making an effective response to the outbreak more challenging. Since the middle of this year, more than a thousand people have died in the West African states of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with possibly several thousand more infected or likely to … Continue reading WEST AFRICA EBOLA CRISIS: WHO warns of ‘shadow zones’; hidden victims