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Guinean President Survives 2 Attacks

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 4:30 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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Arrests Made After Attack on Guinean President

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Guinea have made at least two arrests following the assassination attempt on President Alpha Conde. President Conde told French radio Tuesday that the two main leaders of the attack, both of them military figures, have been taken into custody. Media reports say one of the two is the former head of the Guinean […]

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Guinean President Survives Attack on House

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde escaped an assassination attempt early Tuesday when unidentified gunmen attacked his home. Mr. Conde, who was not injured in the assault, later appeared on state television and appealed for calm. Witnesses reported hearing heavy shooting overnight at the president’s home in the Kipe suburb of the capital, Conakry. In his speech, […]

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Heavy Shooting Near Guinea Presidential Residence

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde escaped an hour-long attack on his residence that left his home riddled with bullet holes when unknown assailants attacked early Tuesday. One person is reported to have been killed in the attack. The Associated Press reports the victim was a member of the presidential security detail. Mr. Conde, who was not […]

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Heavy Shooting Near Guinea Presidential Residence

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Armed assailants have attacked the private home of Guinea President Alpha Conde in Conkary. Mr Conde was not injured in the attack early Tuesday and is safe. The heavy gunfire reportedly lasted for one hour before the military took control of the Kaporo Rails neighborhood. A witness in Conkary told VOA the military has sealed […]

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