Guinea Conakry new strike announced?
There was a strike announced earlier this year, 10.Jan, called off in last minute. Then again for 31st of March, called off again. 1st of April the government pulled subsidies for petrol which led to a 60% increase of prices at the pump within a day. Naturally noone is happy. So there is a new strike announced for 10th of April. May god be with Guinea. Last years strike left 300 or so dead. And they say now they're not afraid of anything. Here in Bissau, people comming from Conakry (1 Belgium, 2 Spaniards) say it has been a heated up situation. I was thinking of going there again (my 3rd time) but maybe then not. It is rising fuel and food prices that stir up emotions right now in Africa, hitting the poorest first. And when you find yourself unable to feed your family you take to the streets.
rgds Manfred, in Bissau