Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30982/all en Guinea opposition puts off protest amid FIFA visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/guinea-opposition-puts-protest-amid-fifa-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guinea's opposition said Thursday it will postpone a protest march against an alleged bid to rig an upcoming parliamentary election, to allow for a visit by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter.</p> <p>"We have decided to postpone our peaceful march because of the visit of the FIFA president to our country (on Thursday) who we welcome and wish a pleasant stay," said Aboubacar Sylla, leader of the Union of Forces for Change party.</p> <p>He said the protest will now take place on February 13, and will be followed by paralysing strikes around the country "until all our demands are met".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/guinea-opposition-puts-protest-amid-fifa-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guinea International Olympic Committee Politics Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:31:05 +0000 5748631 at http://www.globalpost.com Governor of Guinea's capital charged over beatings of protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/governor-guineas-capital-charged-over-beatings-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CONAKRY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A court in Guinea has charged the governor of the capital Conakry and two former top military officers over the detention and beatings of protesters during a 2010 presidential election, a human rights group said on Friday.</p> <p>The governor, Sekou Resco Camara, was charged on Thursday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/governor-guineas-capital-charged-over-beatings-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:00:31 +0000 5757053 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinean governor charged with torture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/guinean-governor-charged-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The governor of Guinea's capital Conakry has been charged with alleged acts of torture committed in October 2010, a judicial source said Saturday, in a move praised by rights groups.</p> <p>Sekou Resco Camara was questioned and indicted by a Dixxin court, on the outskirts of Conakry, on Thursday after prosecutors last year opened an investigation into the case, the source said.</p> <p>The governor is accused of arbitrarily arresting and detaining several people who were then subjected to "acts of torture" in his presence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/guinean-governor-charged-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:46:37 +0000 5757585 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands mass in Guinea to demand graft-free vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/thousands-mass-guinea-demand-graft-free-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Demand new firms to manage voter registration</p> <p>* Protest largely peaceful, opposition vows more action</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Opposition supporters held protests across Guinea on Monday to demand a free and fair parliamentary election, fearing the first such vote in more than a decade will be cheapened by fraud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/thousands-mass-guinea-demand-graft-free-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Guinea Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:15:29 +0000 5759105 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Thousands in Guinea demand graft-free vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-thousands-guinea-demand-graft-free-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Demand new firms to manage voter registration</p> <p>* Protest largely peaceful, opposition vows more action (Adds former PM comment, injuries)</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Opposition supporters held protests across Guinea on Monday to demand a free and fair parliamentary election, fearing the first such vote in more than a decade will be cheapened by fraud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-thousands-guinea-demand-graft-free-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cellou Dalein Diallo Guinea Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:30:38 +0000 5759276 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands march for fair eletions in Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/thousands-march-fair-eletions-guinea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Guineans took part Monday in a peaceful protest calling for free and fair legislative polls in May -- a rarity in a country where demonstrations regularly turn violent.</p> <p>The unauthorised protest in the capital Conakry called by the opposition drew people carrying signs reading "Down with Dictatorship" and "Yes to a Free and Transparent Election". </p> <p>Others held placards denouncing President Alpha Conde, in power since 2010, as they marched around a dozen kilometres (seven miles) through Conakry to the parliament building.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/thousands-march-fair-eletions-guinea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea Politics AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:15:37 +0000 5759431 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinea police clash with youths as strike begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/guinea-police-clash-youths-strike-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Authorities say youths threw stones at cars</p> <p>* Protests rumble ahead of parliament election</p> <p>* Vote seen as test of president's democratic mettle</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Security forces clashed with youths throwing stones in Guinea's capital on Tuesday as opponents of President Alpha Conde began a nationwide strike to demand a corruption-free election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/guinea-police-clash-youths-strike-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Guinea Lansana Conté War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:30:34 +0000 5760361 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Guinea opposition pulls out of legislative elections process http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/guinea-opposition-pulls-out-legislative-elections-process <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects proposed poll date in second paragraph)</p> <p>* Polls considered last step in return to civilian rule</p> <p>* Dispute risks further delaying elections</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Guinea's opposition coalition has withdrawn from preparations for long-delayed legislative polls and may stage nationwide protests, claiming the run up to the vote has been flawed, an opposition spokesman said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/guinea-opposition-pulls-out-legislative-elections-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpha Condé Guinea Mandinka Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:00:24 +0000 5764965 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinea president picks ally to replace army chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/guinea-president-picks-ally-replace-army-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New army head seen continuing reform effort</p> <p>* West African state's military notoriously unruly</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Guinea President Alpha Conde named Brigadier General Namory Traore as head of the West African state's armed forces on Tuesday, replacing General Souleymane Kelefa Diallo who died in a plane crash with five other top army officials on Feb. 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/guinea-president-picks-ally-replace-army-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diallo Fula Guinea Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:45:41 +0000 5766892 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Guinea security forces clash with protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/guinea-security-forces-clash-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects to remove reference to live ammunition)</p> <p>* Dozens wounded in running clashes</p> <p>* Demonstrators say election preparations flawed</p> <p>* Guinea is world's top bauxite supplier</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Guinea security forces fired teargas at thousands of rock-throwing anti-government protesters in the seaside capital Conakry on Wednesday in clashes that wounded more than two dozen people, sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/guinea-security-forces-clash-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea Lansana Conté Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:45:17 +0000 5768574 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Guinea security forces clash with protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-guinea-security-forces-clash-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens wounded in running clashes</p> <p>* Demonstrators say election preparations flawed</p> <p>* Guinea is world's top bauxite supplier (Updates number of wounded in lead, paragraph 4)</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Guinea's security forces fired teargas at thousands of rock-throwing anti-government protesters in the seaside capital Conakry on Wednesday in clashes that wounded more than 50 people, witnesses and other sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-guinea-security-forces-clash-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:45:37 +0000 5768649 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinea urges calm after anti-government protest turns violent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/guinea-urges-calm-after-anti-government-protest-turns-violent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Authorities in Guinea called for calm on Thursday after more than 100 people were injured in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital Conakry.</p> <p>The government is preparing for a long-delayed parliamentary election the opposition fears will be rigged.</p> <p>"We call on the population to remain calm," said government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara. "The street is not the place to resolve political disagreements."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/guinea-urges-calm-after-anti-government-protest-turns-violent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Guinea Lansana Conté Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:00:07 +0000 5769650 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Guinea activist dies after election clashes -opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-guinea-activist-dies-after-election-clashes-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opposition says one death from Wednesday protest</p> <p>* Say preparations for May election flawed</p> <p>* Government says 130 wounded including 68 officers (Adds one death from protest)</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A Guinea activist died on Thursday from wounds suffered during clashes a day earlier between security forces and protesters in the run up to a divisive parliamentary election, a spokesman for the opposition said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-guinea-activist-dies-after-election-clashes-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Guinea Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:30:51 +0000 5770203 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethnic clashes erupt in Guinea capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/ethnic-clashes-erupt-guinea-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Divisions spurred by political deadlock</p> <p>* Guinea is world's top bauxite exporter</p> <p>* Successful May vote could unlock aid</p> <p>By Saliou Samb</p> <p>CONAKRY, March 1 (Reuters) - Rival gangs fought with knives and truncheons in Guinea's crumbling seaside capital on Friday as ethnic tension worsened before an election in the unstable West African nation, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/ethnic-clashes-erupt-guinea-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Economic Community of West African States Guinea Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:01:17 +0000 5770893 at http://www.globalpost.com Bans appeals for calm in Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/bans-appeals-calm-guinea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Friday for calm in the West African nation of Guinea, where political violence has left about 130 people wounded.</p> <p>"The Secretary-General is concerned about reports of ongoing violent clashes in Guinea, which started in Conakry on Thursday," said a statement released by a UN spokesman.</p> <p>"The Secretary-General calls for calm and urges Guineans to refrain from all acts likely to undermine the ongoing peaceful and democratic process in the country," the statement went on to say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/bans-appeals-calm-guinea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Community of West African States Entertainment Guinea Republics AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:15:38 +0000 5771538 at http://www.globalpost.com