Wednesday, May 28, 2008

[Guinean news] Government makes concessions to mutineers

The BBC’s Network Africa program and Guinéenews are both reporting that the government has made concessions to the mutineers.

According to Guinéenews, the controversial new prime minister has agreed to:

-the payment of salary arrears to each soldier of 5 million FG (a little over US$1100) in five monthly installments;

-the firing of the defense minister;

-a decrease in the cost of subsidized rice available to the soldiers.

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