Tuesday, March 22, 2011

[Guinean news] Protests in Kankan

Guineenews reports protests were held in Kankan demanding the departure of the region's administrative authorities. Protesters called for the resignation of the governor and the prefet, both military men, for being unable to resolve a shortage of gasoline that has hit Kankan in the last week. The mayor, for his part, was reproached for bad management of public resources. The marches were mostly peaceful, but reports indicate that some youths threw rocks and otherwise damaged property.

Update: Guineenews has just reported that President Alpha Conde has named 15 new prefets, including a new one for Kankan.