Wednesday, December 12, 2012

[Guinean news] New date for legislative elections set

Guinea's Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that long-delayed legislative elections have been scheduled for May 13, 2013. Though an opposition spokesman expressed disapproval. Guinea has been without a functioning National Assembly as a result of the delays.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

[Guinean news] Rioting kills three in Guéckédou

Reuters is reporting that three people have died in rioting in the southern Guinean town of Guéckédou. Clashes broke out between government supporters and opposition activists over alleged abuse of power by the military préfet. There has been tension in the area since October when the agriculture minister, who hails from the area, was removed from office amid corruption allegations.