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The Head of the International Organization of the Francophonie, former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf is on a 3-day working visit to Conakry in a bid to reactivate the polical dialogue in Guinea.
The Guinea government plans to conduct a general population census as soon as possible. The last national census, which was done in 1986, put Guinea’s population then at 9 million.
Relations between Guinea’s government and the opposition continue to be on a roller coaster ride.
President Alpha Condé of Guinea should intensify efforts to confront chronic rule of law problems that sustained decades of abuse, said Human Rights Watch.
Guinean authorities say more than 500 teachers in the country have abandoned their posts, leaving a gap in the public school system.
According to the country’s Minister of Civic and Primary Education, Dr Ibrahima Kourouma, efforts are underway to address the problem and carry out the redeployment of some 516 teachers.
Former Ivorian President Laurent is due to make his first appearance before the International Criminal Court, ICC in The Hague today, Monday to answer charges of crimes against humanity, but current President Alassane Ouattara has no regrets for handing him over.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has said the November
15 consultative meeting in Conakry between the Guinean president Alpha
Conde and opposition leaders signals a good starting point to address the
impasse that had crippled the transition process.
Political dialogue has been revived in Guinea, nearly one year after violence erupted, following presidential election in the country.
In what is seen as a breakthrough, both President Alpha Conde and opposition leaders have agreed to postpone the parliamentary and local elections at a meeting called by the Guinean leader on Tuesday in Conakry.
Guinea appears to be on the path of reviving its political dialogue, as President Alpha Condè is on Tuesday due to meet with his main rivals--Celou Dalein Diallo, Sidya Touré and Moussa Solano in the capital, Conakry.
As the ECOWAS Special envoy, Edem Kodjo was visiting Conakry at the weekend, Edem Kodjo Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Guinean government to investigate the role of two high-level officials in "the apparent illegal detention and intimidation" of members of a prominent Guinean human rights group.