Guinea: Strike Threats Mar Groundbreaking Debt DealAs 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.
Protesters during a nationwide strike. (file Photo)
HRW, 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
RNW Africa, 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'
UNIRIN, 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 »
FIDH, 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 »
UNIRIN, 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 »