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Guinea Conakry, military on strike, some dead

I have been just through a very peaceful Conakry one month ago, Now the airport is closed. Military personal ask for resignation of all generals, shooting has been heard. No accaounts of number of dead yet. Rgds Manfred in San Pedro, IC
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It's terrible, the sooner Conte is removed the better ... but it could take a while .. I have seen on another forum a Pakistani has been shot in the head by loyal Guinean soldiers for not handing over enough money ...

The sooner that B**T**D is out the better ...


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Re Guinea Conakry, Kouyate, Conte

Having been in the Liberian bush, I did not realise that the president (Conte) had just on May 21st dismissed his prime minister (Kouyate: internationally praised, accepted by most Guineans, above all the Unions), No wonder a week later the country is on the brink of chaos again. Quiet in Conakry, too quiet, so much military everywhere, coup talk. what I hear today. Manfred, in San Pedro, IC
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Unfortunately I think there are too many loyal to Conte to see a coup happen, I was there last year when it all started kicking off ... I think that was the time to see him overthrown! Somehow I believe that he'll stay in power due to some top military allies!

Getting rid of the PM was a bad move; he was the second one who stepped in last year and seemed to have everyone calm (especially the unions!) ...

G.Bissau needs Nico overthrowing too ... that corner of Africa has it's fair share of troubles at the moment!

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AllAfrica link today

Ur right TT-Kira, and ur right on GB.
allAfrica.com: Guinea: Country Faces Stability Threat After Sacking of Premier (Page 1 of 2)
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Now Police on strike

Want more money, Strike and shootings yeasterday, today military got involved, 3 hours of shooting between military and police in central Conakry. Bloody hell, this does not look too good.
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