Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

In Guinea Conakry, the Dadis Show Is Over

Posted in African Politics, Guinea-Conakry by ruben eberlein on October 1, 2009

More than 130, perhaps up to 200 Guineans are estimated to have been killed by the army and police in the capital Conakry on 28 September. About 150 women are said to have been raped. They wanted to take part in a protest rally against the intentions by the military under Moussa Dadis Camara to prolong its stay in power after elections planned for early 2010. There are reports that the looting, firing and stealing by ‘security forces’ continues. The Dadis Show in which high-profile political entrepreneurs had to appear on TV and confess their misdeeds finally came to an end.

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It’s Showtime in Conakry

Posted in African Politics, Guinea-Conakry by ruben eberlein on April 26, 2009

After the takeover of a military junta in December 2008 following the death of President Lansana Conté, a lot of things are supposed to change in Guinea. The ruling CNDD under its leader Moussa Dadis Camara moves against the drug traffic, corruption and the misuse of power. At the moment, he enjoys exceptionally huge public support by Guineans after five decades of autocracy under Conté and Sékou Touré. German article here (as pdf). (more…)