UN Envoy Initiates Meeting Between Govt, Opposition Leaders
[UN News]A United Nations envoy today convened a consultative meeting in the Guinean capital, Conakry, between the Prime Minister and opposition leaders, pressing ahead with UN efforts to assist the parties in resolving differences over preparations for stalled legislative elections and other contentious issues through peaceful means.
Police in Guinea Clamp Down On Protests Against Voter Registration Software
[IFEX]On 18 April, 2013, members of Guinea's National Police Force fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse a large group of opposition demonstrators who were protesting against the selection of a South African software firm, Waymark, to compile a new voter register. The incident occurred close to Gbessia Airport in Conakry.
AU Calls for Restraint, Dialogue in Guinea
[The Herald]Addis Ababa. -In a statement issued by the AU over the weekend, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, called on the Guinean parties to exercise restraint and demonstrate a sense of responsibility, and requested them to abide by the Declaration on non-violence signed on April 23, 2013, by the government, opposition political parties and those of the presidential camp.
The African Union Calls for Restraint and Dialogue
[African Union]Addis Ababa, 10 May 2013: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is closely following the developments in the Republic of Guinea. She is particularly concerned by the prevailing tension on the ground and the acts of violence that occurred during authorized political demonstrations.
Opposition Demonstrators Attacked, Killed and Journalists Threatened in Protests
[IFEX]On 2 May 2013, supporters belonging to the Guinean Opposition Coalition were brutally attacked with live bullets and tear gas by police officers and gendarmes drawn from the Guinea Security Force.
Demonstrators Violently Attacked, Four Dead
[MFWA]A large crowd of supporters belonging to the Guinean Opposition Coalition were on May 2, 2013 brutally attacked with live bullets and tear gas by police officers and gendarmes drawn from the Guinea Security Force.
Guinean in Court for Alleged Theft
[The Point]One Alpha Jallow, a Guinean national, was Monday arraigned before Magistrate Babucarr Secka of the Brikama Magistrates' Court, charged with stealing.
22nd Ordinary Session of MRU Heads of State and Government Ends in Monrovia
[Liberia Govt]The Heads of State and Government of the Mano River Union (MRU), at its 22nd Ordinary Session, have endorsed recommendations of its Union Ministerial Council (UMC), including the approval of the 2013 fiscal budget of over US$9 million. They encouraged Member States to make their contributions in a timely manner to ensure implementation of planned program activities.
Security Council Welcomes Agreement to Resolve Differences Peacefully
[UN News]The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
MRU Countries Want Roads Connectivity
[New Dawn]Sierra Leonean Minister of State, Finance and Economic Development, Alhaji Foday Mansaray, has called for road network among the four Mano River Union (MRU) countries, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast. Mr. Mansaray said roads connectivity is essential for the smooth operation of trade and commerce in the subregion.
Security Council Press Statement On Guinea
[UN]The following press statement was issued today by Security Council President EugÃ¨ne-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):
Police Attack Opposition Protestors, Arrest and Assault Leaders
[MFWA]Police officers drawn from the mobile squad of the Guinea National Police Force on April 18, 2013 fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse a large group of opposition demonstrators who were protesting against the selection of a South African software firm, Waymark, to compile a new list of voters register.
Police Fire on Opposition Radio Station
[MFWA]Angry police officers from the Mobile Police Squad of the Guinea National Police Force in the night of April 18, 2013 besieged the premises of Planete FM, owned by Abubacarr Sylla, an outspoken opposition leader, and allegedly fired shots at the radio station.
Unemployed Youths Urge FG to Forget Amnesty for Boko Haram
[Vanguard]Abuja -Barely 24 hours after President Goodluck inaugurated a 25-man committee to work towards disarming members of the Boko Haram sect and granting them amnesty, thousands of unemployed youths have asked the Federal Government to jettison the idea or risk their wrath.
Political Parties Sign Declaration Against Violence
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of a joint declaration by political actors in Guinea to resolve differences over preparations for stalled legislative elections and other contentious issues through peaceful means.
Youth in Guinea Get Training and Jobs With U.S. Support
[State Department]Washington -Unemployment is high among young people in the mining town of Boke, Guinea. To address this problem, the Centre d'Appui au DÃ©veloppement (CAD) is implementing a job training and employment program for disadvantaged Guinean youth, ages 15 to 30, with the support of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF).