FOG newsletter editor Woody Collahan reports:
Nicole Lewis of Peace Corps' Africa Section has asked me to pass on the following announcement:
"Due to a strike and civil unrest, Peace Corps/Guinea Volunteers went on standfast on January 10, 2007 and were subsequently consolidated in Mali, near Bamako, on January 25, 2007. Due to the ongoing strikes and civil unrest, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry issued an ordered departure from Guinea for U.S. Mission eligible family members on February 12, 2007. Since that time, the Peace Corps/Guinea program has been temporarily suspended.
"The U.S. Embassy in Conakry lifted the ordered departure on April 10, 2007. Peace Corps has determined that the situation in Guinea has stabilized and welcomes the reinstatement of former Peace Corps/Guinea Volunteers at the end of July 2007. In December 2007, Peace Corps/Guinea will further welcome 36 new trainees that will work in the areas of public health, business and natural resource management."