See also:
» 28.10.2010 - Still good hope for Guinea polls
» 29.06.2010 - Ivorians follow Guinea vote with envy
» 28.06.2010 - Guinea hailed for first-ever free elections
» 14.05.2010 - UN praises Guinea, Niger transition
» 14.04.2010 - "Guinea security reform on track"
» 08.03.2010 - Guinea sets election date
» 16.02.2010 - Guinea’s civilian administration set up
» 03.02.2010 - Guinea twists September massacre findings

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


Camara agrees to elections in December

afrol News, 31 March - The Guinean ruling military junta has agreed to hold elections in late 2009 after persuasion by political parties and civil society groups, local media has reported.

The coalition of political parties and non governmental organisations has proposed 11 October for parliamentary elections, followed by a presidential vote on 13 December. The coalition has also proposed the run off on 27 December if no candidate would win the polls conclusively.

Guinean leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara who seized power in a coup last December said the country should seize all the opportunities available to organise free and fair elections that would ensure the proper transition and return of constitutional rules.

"To us, it is not about whether we should leave or stay in power, but it is about finding solutions so that there be no chaos after we leave," he said.

The military leadership had originally promised to organise free elections by December 2010, but after objections from political parties and international organisations they revised that decision in January.

In January, the United States said it was suspending aid to Guinea if the military junta does not return to civilian rule.

The US signed an agreement with the Guinean government in September to reinforce democratic governance in the country through the organisation of free and transparent elections.

Captain Camara seized power on 23 December 2008 after the death of President Lansana Conte who ruled the country for more than two decades. Mr Conte, who died in December aged of 74, had ruled Guinea for almost 25 years, since taking power in a military coup in 1984.

While Mr Conte ruled Guinea with an iron hand, allowing no real opposition, the country remained an island of relative stability in an otherwise troubled region, where brutal war ravaged neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Despite the country’s vast mineral wealth with deposits of bauxite, iron ore, gold and diamonds, the population remains among the poorest in the world.

- Create an e-mail alert for Guinea news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics 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