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May 18, 2013
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A court in Conakry on Friday freed 17 people arrested for allegedly being linked to last year’s armed attack on the residence of President Alpha Conde in the capital, which left one bodyguard dead and a few others wounded.
Religious leaders and local authorities in the Guinean town of Kindia are trying to mediate to end a feud, which led to violent demonstrations over the weekend.
Guinea’s Criminal court opened at the weekend in the capital, Conakry, with some 70 cases on its docket to rule on.
The Guinean government has said the opposition’s call for mass stay home action was not heeded on Monday.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
As Guineans experiment with their new democracy, the opposition and the government are again in another standoff, with another mass anti government protest being called for Monday.
Guinea is said to be threatened by the use of cyanide and other prohibited toxic chemicals.
Imported to be used in mines, the products are subjected to very low environment taxes.
In Guinea, protest against power outage by residents of the town of Kamsar has ended with deaths.
The Guinean government of President Alpha Conde has decided to review some mining contracts valued millions of dollars and were signed by past regimes.
Anger over pay has left Guinea’s garbage collectors to act in a rather strange way.
Instead of clearing the garbage from the streets, Conakry street sweepers were doing the very opposite—dumping garbage in the streets, as they staged a demonstration over payment of salary arrears.