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Guiena Bissau President Leaves Senegal Hospital

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has left a hospital in neighboring Senegal after a week of health checks. Officials say the president plans to spend a few more days in Senegal before returning home. The 64-year old president went to Dakar at the end of August for an unexplained hospital visit. Mr. […]

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Guinea-Bissau President in Senegal for Treatment

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president is receiving medical treatment in Senegal, renewing concern about the ailing leader’s health. Officials confirmed to VOA Thursday that President Malam Bacai Sanha is being treated at a hospital in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Mr. Sanha has made multiple trips to Senegal, France, and Portugal for medical care since taking office in September […]

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Guinea-Bissau President In Senegal for Treatment

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president has been taken to Senegal for medical care, the latest in a series of foreign trips that have raised questions about his health. Guinea-Bissau officials say President Malam Bacai Sanha was “evacuated” to the Senegalese capital, Dakar. There are conflicting reports on whether he was taken there Tuesday or Wednesday. Officials did not […]

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Guinea’s President Pardons Opposition Activists Arrested in April

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde has pardoned about 40 opposition members whom authorities arrested in April on suspicion of disturbing public order. In a statement late Monday, Mr. Conde said he pardoned opposition activists who were jailed for violence and vandalism as they celebrated the return of opposition leader Cellou Diallo to the capital Conakry on […]

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Guinea Land Grab Displaces Dozens

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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More than 100 people have fled their homes in southern Guinea, following clashes sparked by a government attempt to take their land. Witnesses and humanitarian groups say the violence erupted last week when residents refused to give up their land to regional authorities for rubber and oil production. The Associated Press quotes a witness as […]

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Guinean President: Trusts Army Despite Assassination Attempt

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has said he trusts his army, despite an attempt on his life by mutinous soldiers two weeks ago. In an interview with VOA , Mr. Conde said the army is undergoing changes and is now a “republican army,” under civilian control. The president said some high-level officers do not like the […]

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Guinea Bans Media Reports on Conde Attacks

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Media unions in Guinea say the government has banned mention of two attacks on the home of President Alpha Conde last week. In a joint statement, the group condemned the move as a violation of the constitution and called for “the pure and simple cancellation” of the ban. The unions said the National Communications Council […]

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Guinea Arrests 38 in Conde Attacks

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Guinea has arrested 38 people in connection with two attacks last week on the home of President Alpha Conde. An official with the justice ministry told reporters Tuesday that the suspects include 25 military personnel. Mr. Conde escaped harm in both of the July 19 assaults. In the first attack, Mr. Conde […]

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Guinea Arrests Dozens of Soldiers After Failed Assassination

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinean authorities have arrested at least 37 soldiers in connection with a failed attempt to assassinate the recently-elected President Alpha Conde. A military source said Wednesday many of the detained soldiers have ties to Guinea’s previous military leaders. A top defense official, Abdoul Kabele Camara, told VOA the investigation was ongoing. Camara confirmed that Alpha […]

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Guinean President Survives 2 Attacks

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde survived two attacks Tuesday on his home in the capital, Conakry, including an assassination attempt in the early morning hours. Mr. Conde said in a nationwide broadcast that gunmen targeted his bedroom with gunfire and a bazooka in the pre-dawn attack. He said he survived because he was not sleeping in […]

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