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May 24, 2013
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Lawyers in Guinea are on strike, after few of their colleagues were briefly detained allegedly on orders of the Governor of Conakry, Sekou Resco Camara, during a visit with clients at the prison compound.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA is sponsoring a two-day workshop for Journalists in Guinea in collaboration with Guinea’s National Communication Council.
Sierra Leone’s porous borders are said to be one of the main factors responsible for the influx of counterfeit drugs into the country and the proliferation on the market.The country shares boundaries with Liberia and Guinea and large amounts of fake drugs are said to be among goods allegedly coming into the country from the neighbouring countries.
Normal operations at the container terminal at Guinea’s sea port have resumed, after activities were paralyzed due to a workers strike.
WADR’s Conakry Correspondent says the nearly 400 container terminal workers, who downed their tools in protest against their new employer, the French company, Bolloré on Monday resumed work.
Guinean authorities have launched an inquiry into a ferry accident between Conakry and Sierra Leone on Wednesday amidst conflicting accounts about the exact number of people who died when the boat capsized.
In Guinea, citizens are complaining about the government’s increase in the price of fuel.
Experts from countries in the Mano River Union are currently meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan to discuss road infrastructures and trade among the four MRU member states.
In Guinea, cases of piracy are being reported off the country’s Atlantic coast.
The most recent attack by pirates took place on September 29th but has just been revealed by Guinean authorities.It was against a merchant ship sailing under British flag with a Ukrainian crew, with one crew member shot dead.
Another round of dialogue between the Guinean government of President Alpha Conde and a coalition of opposition parties is due to take place on Friday in Conakry.
Guinea’s security forces have dispersed protestors from the opposition coalition in the capital, Conakry, after they attempted to demonstrate, despite a government ban.