Thursday, March 22, 2012

[Guinean news] Guinea denounces Mali coup

The Guinean government has denounced the apparent military coup d'etat in neighboring Mali. Guinea's Communications Minister said that "Guinea's position is identical to that of ECOWAS." The West African regional group firmly condemned the coup and call for a return to constitutional order in the country.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

[Guinean news] IMF agrees big loan to Guinea

The International Monetary Fund recently agreed to extend a US $200 million credit to the Guinean government to help restore stability and usher the country towards completion point for billions of dollars of debt relief, noted Reuters. The IMF lauded Guinean for increasing economic growth and stabilizing inflation.

Monday, March 05, 2012

[Guinean news] Dozens killed in road crash near Beyla

Some 50 people were killed and 27 reportedly injured in a serious road accident in eastern Guinea. A gros camion carrying merchants to the weekly market in Beyla "was travelling downhill at high speed when the brakes failed," according to a witness.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

[Guinean news] Legislative elections set for July 18

Elections for a new Guinean National Assembly has been set for this upcoming July 8 by the country's Independent National Electoral Commission, according to RFI Afrique radio.