Saturday, February 24, 2007

[Guinean news] National Assembly orders end to martial law

The Guinean National Assembly has rejected a request by Gen. Lansana Conté to extend martial law in the country. The unanimous move was an unprecedented rebuke of the head of state.

In the face of the astonishing vote by a body almost entirely controlled by Conté's allies, opposition leader Bâ Mamadou called for the naming of a 'government of public salvation.'

The Nigerian paper The Daily Trust of Abuja has its analysis of how Guinea imploded.

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