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Oct 23, 2009 Guinea (Conakry): More than an Inquiry?
"Three weeks after over 150 people were killed in a military
crackdown on demonstrators in the capital Conakry, with women and
girls raped, Guineans are coping with the aftermath, some still
searching for disappeared relatives' bodies. Uncertainty and
tension reign." - UN IRIN News, Oct. 21, 2009
Feb 18, 2007 Guinea (Conakry): State of Siege
Army violence against civilians has escalated after declaration of
a state of siege in Guinea (Conakry) on February 12, despite
condemnation of the move by leaders of the West African regional
organization ECOWAS and the African Union, as well as local and
international non-governmental organizations. Fears are mounting
that the violence may not only undermine hopes of change in Guinea
itself, but also fuel further conflict in Guinea's neighbors.
Jan 31, 2007 Guinea (Conakry): Status Quo Continued
"After a cloudy sky, the great social storm that broke over Guinea,
menacing the established regime, did not succeed in sweeping away
the General-President. ... A great disillusionment, at the end of
the day: the Conté page has not been turned and the recent popular
demonstrations riots have not sounded the sunset of the Conté era."
- Le Pays, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso