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Electricity: Guinea's state power firm to be managed by France's Veolia

File photo©ReutersFrance's Veolia has won a contract to manage Guinea's struggling state-owned power firm, a government document showed, in a deal expected to unlock more than $1 billion in investment.

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Electricity: West Africa plans regional power market to bridge electricity gap

West Africa's regional body will pool its resources to establish an electricity market to end the blackouts that have blighted its 15 member states for decades.

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Guinea's Latest Dictatorship

President of Guinea, Alpha Condé. Photo©ReutersIf ever there was a time for the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) to show leadership, it is now.

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Politics in the Ebola crucible

 Survivor Beatrice Yardolo meets the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo©Francis KokorokoIt is tempting to look at the photo of Beatrice Yardolo, Liberia's last known Ebola patient, and imagine that this crisis is nearly over.

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Ebola-stricken countries seek $6 bn in aid and debts cancellation

President Ernest Bai Koroma. Photo©ReutersThe Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone's president said on Thursday.

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Ebola road to zero

Beatrice Yardolo, right, Liberia’s last Ebola patient, walks out of the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia, at the beginning of a short ceremony celebrating her survival and release from the ETU on March 5. Photo©UNMEER/Simon RufLiberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three most affected countries in the West African region, remain vigilant in their fight against the Ebola virus disease. Authorities in the three most affected countries are walking a "tightrope" trying to keep infections down while restore normal public life.

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Guinea to launch bidding round for offshore oil blocks

File Photo©ReutersGuinea aims to launch a bidding round for up to 25 offshore oil blocks this year, the country's minerals minister said on Monday, as the country seeks to lure investment.

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Best and worst of Afcon 2015 tournament

Ivory Coast celebrates Afcon 2015 victory. Photo©Taimour LayAfter 32 games over 23 days, AFCON 2015 ended in Bata on Sunday with an emotional win for Ivory Coast over Ghana. Taimour Lay presents his highs and lows of the tournament.

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Afcon 2015 Final: Côte d'Ivoire end their long wait

 Ivory Coast's Yata Touré kisses his team mate and goal keeper, Boubacar Barry. Photo©Taimour Lay

After a goalless extra time at the 2015 African Cup of Nations finals, Les Elephants on Sunday unsettled Ghana's Black Stars with a sensational 9-8 penalty shootout victory.

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In Pictures: AFCON 2015 - Violence at Ghana / Equatorial Guinea semi final match

Photo©Taimour LayThe 2015 AFCON semi final match between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea will go down in history as probably the most chaotic as disgruntled fans of the losing team turned violent. Deep into the second-half, after Ghana's third goal, the missiles started to be directed at 500 Ghana fans gathered in a segregated corner. First it was bottles, then stones, then glass, all raining down on the pitch from Equatoguinean fans furious at perceived injustices at the hands of the referee. Ghana's fans, admirably restrained throughout, eventually made it to the opposite corner of the ground.

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AFCON 2015: Ghana reach final amid stadium violence

Avram Grant and his Ghana players look on as the stands are cleared during the 40 minute stoppage. Photo©Taimour LayDisgruntled Equatorial Guinea fans force semi-final in Malabo to be suspended for 40 minutes

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AFCON 2015 hosts Equatorial Guinea reach semis after controversial penalty

EG players celebrate their victory with home crowd. Photo©Taimour LayEquatorial Guinea reached the semi-finals of the 2015 African Cup of Nations amid controversy in Bata on Saturday night.

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AFCON 2015: DRC come back to win battle of the Congos

DRC fans celebrate in the upper tier of the stand after witnessing their team's fourth goal. Photo©Taimour LayA remarkable second-half turnaround at the quarter-final match between the national teams of the two Congos, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo, gives DRC manager Ibenge a place in the semi-finals.

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Ebola: The contagion of fear and disease

Photo©ReutersThe world woke up to a new threat in 2014 in the shape of the Ebola virus, which tore through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Renard leads Cote d'Ivoire into quarters as AFCON 2015 heats up

Côte d'Ivoire's Max Gradel celebrates his goal. Photo©Taimour Lay for The Africa ReportIvory Coast qualified for the quarter-finals on Wednesday night after the tightest of 1-0 wins over Cameroon.

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Afcon 2015: Heavyweights endure group of death in Mongomo

Asamoah Gyan has returned for Ghana after a All four teams in Group C of the 2015 African Cup of Nations are still able to make quarter-finals.

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Liberia: Iron ore miner Sable agrees $1.3bn export deal

File Photo©ReutersSable Mining agreed $1.3 billion deal to export iron ore via Liberia, Liberian authorities said, offering the London-listed firm the transport link it has so far lacked to exploit the site in Guinea where the ore is mined.

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Fans and police clash at 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Police vans surround Bata Stadium after clashes. Photo©Taimour LayArmed police and Equatorial Guinea fans clashed outside Bata Stadium on Wednesday night in a rare show of public disorder in the repressive west African state.

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Afcon 2015: Ghana stumbles, Senegal celebrates

Senegal team celebrates a dramatic victory over Ghana in Mongomo. Photo©Taimour Lay for The Africa ReportA thrilling late comeback by Senegal stunned Ghana in Mongomo on Tuesday night.

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Players and Fans: 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in pictures

The Africa Report brings you a selection of photographs from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea. 

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