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Fifa appoints normalisation committee to run Guinea Football Federation

BBC Sport - ‎1 hour ago‎
Football's world governing body acted following the "internal wrangles affecting the FGF that have halted all football competitions in Guinea". The committee, whose members will be selected by Fifa and the Confederation of African Football, will be ...
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Papua New Guinea and Australia at loggerheads over 905 Manus detainees

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The regional processing centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. About half the men in Australian-run detention on Manus Island have been recognised as refugees.
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India offers $100 million for infrastructure fund to Papua New Guinea

Economic Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
PORT MORESBY:Seeking to strengthen bilateral ties and ensuring energy security, India today offered a USD 100 million line of credit for development of infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and agreed to jointly develop new avenues of cooperation to ...
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Equatorial Guinea president extends 36-year rule

FRANCE 24 - ‎17 hours ago‎
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won re-election, securing 93.7 percent of votes cast in an April 24 poll to extend his 37-year rule over the Central African oil producer, a government statement said on Thursday.

Ophir ends talks with Schlumberger over Equatorial Guinea project

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
April 29 (Reuters) - Ophir Energy Plc said it had ended talks to partner with Schlumberger on its Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea, leaving the oil and gas explorer to hunt for alternatives to move the project forward. Ophir said it had been unable ...
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Papua New Guinea to close Australia's asylum detention centre

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Australia pays Papua New Guinea and the island nation of Nauru to hold them in detention camps instead. The fate of 900 men being held on Manus Island is in limbo after t he decision prompted fresh questions about Australia's divisive policy of ...

Guinea-Bissau stronger than ever before

FIFA.com - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
When the draw for the group phase of the qualifying competition for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 was made, very few people gave Guinea-Bissau a chance of being competitive. After all, the Djurtus were by far the lowest ranked team in their group.
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Oil theft: Multinational Taskforce to patrol Gulf of Guinea-Buhari

Vanguard - ‎3 hours ago‎
ABUJA-President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that a multinational taskforce would soon be established to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea. He also stated that the troops from across the lake Chad basin were now combing the Sambisa Forest, ...

BRIEF-S&P-Papua New Guinea ratings affirmed at 'B+/B' outlook remains negative

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
Low global energy prices are weighing on the Papua New Guinea economy, export receipts, and government revenues. * Outlook remains negative, reflecting the possibility that the Papua New Guinea government is unable to constrain its debt levels.

Russia's Rusal delays bauxite project in Guinea until end-2017

Reuters Africa - ‎19 hours ago‎
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian aluminium giant Rusal has delayed the Dian-Dian bauxite project in Guinea until the end of 2017 amid weak aluminium prices, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
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Piracy still a threat along the Gulf of Guinea coastline

AfricaNews - ‎19 hours ago‎
The 6,000 km Gulf of Guinea coastline from Senegal to Angola, is still the most dangerous maritime area according to the latest report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
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World's longest-serving president wins sixth term in Equatorial Guinea with 99% of the vote

The Independent - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Teodoro Obiang Nguema has never received less than 97 per cent of the vote in an election. On Monday, with partial results indicating that 99.2 per cent of the vote has gone in his favour, Equatorial Guinea's leader was surely all set for another seven ...

Papua New Guinea Businesses Introduced to E-Commerce at APEC CBET Workshop by DHgate.com

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎22 hours ago‎
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- April 25, 2016 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 600 local business owners attended the APEC Cross-Border E-Commerce (CBET) Workshop, for an introduction of the e-commerce ...
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Police Reject Being 'Guinea Pigs' in Obama's Smart Gun Push

Breitbart News - ‎9 hours ago‎
“Police officers in general, federal officers in particular, shouldn't be asked to be the guinea pigs in evaluating a firearm that nobody's even seen yet,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.
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Guinea: Girls in Guinea Cut at Earlier Age as Female Support for FGM Rises - UN

AllAfrica.com - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Dakar - Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on ...

Hairy-Legged 'Chewbacca Beetle' Discovered in New Guinea

Live Science - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The towering and shaggy Wookiee character Chewbacca from the "Star Wars" movies has a new namesake - a tiny weevil recently discovered in New Guinea. Though the insect is significantly smaller and much less hairy than everyone's favorite "walking ...

Australia's human guinea pigs in demand from Asia for clinical trials

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The human guinea pigs of Australia are in strong demand from pharmaceutical companies in China, Japan and Korea. Demand from offshore for drug trials is rising fast from Asian companies, on top of the traditional core business from United States giants ...

UN Regrets Prevalence in Guinea of Female Genital Mutilation

Prensa Latina - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
"Although the problem seems to be decreasing globally, this is not the case in Guinea, a country in which its practice is widespread in every regional, ethnic, religious and social group," the UN high commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al Hussein ...
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Obiang Has 99% of Equatorial Guinea Vote in Early Election Count

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang received 99 percent of the early vote count from Sunday's election in the two most-populous areas, the government said.
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Last Known Ebola Patient Discharged In Guinea

NDTV - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Guinea's health authorities and the medical charity treating the last known Ebola patient in the country. (Representational Image).
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