2:10 PM EST -- 7:10 PM Guinean time
Dear Friends of Guinea,
I'm sure many of you are following with interest events in Guinea in the wake of the death of Gen. Lansana Conté and the apparent military takeover of power. I will try to update this Friends of Guinea blog on a daily basis to cover developing events. Perhaps more often if events require and time (it being the holidays) permits.
Those of you who want to follow the events more closely and can read French are encouraged to check out Guinéenews (www.guineenews.org). The site is a bit slow in loading today, presumably due to heavy traffic, however it is, as always, the most comprehensive and regularly updated site on Guinean news.
For those of you who don't speak French, your best bet is the BBC's Africa page (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/default.stm).
You can also check out AllAfrica.com's Guinea page (allafrica.com/guinea). Or you can go to Yahoo News (news.yahoo.com) or Google News (news.google.com) and search the keyword 'Conakry'. (This works better than using 'Guinea' as a keyword because nearly all stories about Guinea are filed from Conakry or mention the capital in the story and it excludes stories related to Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea)
RPCV Beindou '95-97
FOG blogmeister - friendsofguinea.blogspot.com