Saturday, February 10, 2007

Guinea in 'virtual insurrection'

Yesterday, I asked if the naming of a new prime minister in Guinea, Lansana Conté ally Eugene Camara, would reduce tension in the country. Today, we got the answer.

People in the capital Conakry erected barricades to protest Camara's appointment.

At least eight protesters were shot dead (12 according to AFP) by insecurity forces, at least four in the western town of Kindia.

One high ranking government official warned that, "We risk having to declare a state of emergency because the situation has virtually turned into an insurrection."

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