See also:
» 03.03.2010 - Guinea’s humanitarian flights may be grounded
» 21.10.2009 - US backs arms embargo on Guinea
» 19.10.2009 - New partnership in Guinea's oil and gas concession
» 06.08.2009 - Investigations uncover large-scale illicit drug production in Guinea
» 28.04.2009 - Guinea to relieve pressures in mining sector
» 02.04.2009 - Three former ministers freed
» 27.03.2009 - Camara demands work plan for mining companies
» 24.03.2009 - Gold mining giants allowed to re-open in Guinea

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Politics | Economy - Development | Human rights | Society

A man shot dead in fuel cut protests

afrol News, 4 November - At least one man was killed and several others injured yesterday when police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a mob of young protesters who took to the streets in Guinea's capital Conakry, police said.

Demonstrators were angry after government slashed only 20 percent on fuel prices despite global oil prices having fallen by 50 percent since July.

Police officer Ousmane Diaoune said one police trainee was killed by accident by a stray bullet believed to have been fired by soldiers. He said 20 civilians and police were injured in the skirmishes, many by rocks thrown at them.

"The police officer, a new recruit, was watching clashes between authorities and protesters when he was hit by a bullet in the chest fired by soldiers," said a police official.

Residents of two neighborhoods in Conakry said police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who put large pieces of wood and burning tires on the streets.

Witnesses said victims were ferried by ambulance to two different clinics.

Tensions have simmered in Guinea for years as a desperate population expresses discontent over rule of country's dictator president Lansana Conte, who grabbed power in a 1984 coup.

The protests point to the general sense of resentment against a government that has for some time been ineffective, political obsevers have said.

Conakry Governor, Soriba Sorel Camara, an ally of Guinea's ageing president Lansana Conte, had on Sunday banned public gatherings to prevent violent protests.

The majority of Guinea's 10 million people live in poverty, even though the country is the world's largest producer of bauxite, raw material used to make aluminum.

Aware that global fuel prices have significantly dropped in recent months, Guineans had been wondering why they had not seen similar falls at petrol pumps and in price of fuel used for cooking.

Early last year more than 130 people were killed during a general strike, mostly shot dead by police and soldiers.

- Create an e-mail alert for Guinea news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Human rights news
- Create an e-mail alert for Society news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at