Friday, April 08, 2011

[Peace Corps news] In case of a government shutdown...

The National Peace Corps Association has a helpful article explaining contigencies related to a shutdown of federal government operations and how it might affect the Peace Corps and volunteers in the field.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

[Guinean news] Protesters injured by security forces

Jeune Afrique reports that dozens of protesters were injured when security forces fired on protesters. The supporters of losing presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo had gathered at the Conakry airport to protest against President Alpha Condé's regime. The pan-African weekly quoted Guinea's chief human rights advocate saying that 27 people were hospitalized after the incident, 8 of whom were injured by bullets. He added that it was highly likely that there were others injured being treated at private clinics. There are no reports of deaths at this time.