Guinea's Junta Names New Prime Minister Amid Trade Union Strike

The military leadership has named an economist and one-time opposition leader, Mamadou Oury Bah, as the country's new Prime Minister. This comes days after junta leader Mamady Doumbouya dissolved the government. The PM is expected to help tackle the rising cost of food items in the country, which has led to protests.

Trade unions this week have been carrying out a general strike to pressure the government into taking measures to reduce the prices of commodities, release a prominent media activist, as well as restore internet access. The military authorities lifted the restrictions on usage of the internet, which were imposed three months ago, following the announcement of the strike announcement action.

Protesting journalists (file photo).

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