Guinea: Strike Threats Mar Groundbreaking Debt Deal

As part of austerity measures for a debt relief package under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, the government is proposing a raise for civil servants far lower than unions are demanding, leading to threats of a general strike.

  • Guinea:  Strike Threats Mar Debt Deal

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 October 2012

    Trade union leaders in Guinea are contemplating a general strike over salary demands and other grievances, after the government proposed a raise for civil servants far lower than ... read more »

Protesters during a nationwide strike. (file Photo)

  • Guinea:  Some Progress on Human Rights but Challenges Remain

    Human Rights Watch, 21 December 2011

    President Alpha Condé of Guinea should intensify efforts to confront chronic rule of law problems that sustained decades of abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Bauxite Workers Suspend Strike

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 10 December 2011

    Employees of the largest bauxite company in Guinea, the world's top exporter of the mineral, have suspended their open-ended strike to obtain pay raises, union leaders said ... read more »

  • Guinea:  'Fear Has Switched Sides'

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 1 October 2012

    Three years after a stadium massacre in the Guinean capital Conakry in which hundreds of people were killed, injured and raped during a military crackdown on a rally to protest ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Authorities Must Ensure the Safety of Protesters and Organise Legislative Elections

    International Federation for Human Rights, 31 August 2012

    FIDH and its member organisation in Guinea, OGDH, are deeply concerned about the political and security situation prevailing in Conakry, following the violence of Monday, 27 August ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Deadlock Over Parliamentary Elections

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 29 August 2012

    Political battles have intensified in Guinea after the government thwarted an opposition rally to demand free parliamentary elections, raising fears that a return to stability and ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Is Democracy Under Threat in West Africa?

    Africa Renewal, 1 August 2012

    In May, Said Djinnit, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), briefed Security Council members on what he saw as a disquieting trend in West Africa. read more »