Guinea 2007

Guinea 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Guinea. Opposition to President Lansana Conté's regime increased as living conditions in the country deteriorated. According to a UN report, at least one tenth of the Guinean had difficulty getting food for the day. On January 10, two central trade unions announced a general strike to demand higher wages, lower food and fuel prices and a new prime minister with greater powers to be appointed. The unions, which now cooperated closely with the political opposition, urged the government to arrest two high-ranking corruption suspects, Mamadou Sylla and Fode Soumah, who had been released in late 2006 following a direct intervention by the president. The strike led to clashes between dissatisfied protesters and police and more and more votes were raised for the president to resign. According to abbreviationfinder:…
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