State of emergency declared in Guinea after elections

By Trevor Johnson, 20 November 2010

Three days after the announcement of the presidential election results, a state of emergency was declared in Guinea when clashes between angry demonstrators and security forces led to several deaths and scores of wounded.

Global corporations compete for West African minerals

By Trevor Johnson, 1 July 2010

West Africa has become the scene of intense competition between international mining companies as the price of minerals has risen after the recession of 2009. At the centre of this development is a region that covers parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, recognised as the biggest of the world’s remaining undeveloped minerals deposits.

France accused of attempted assassination in Guinea

By John Newham, 11 January 2010

Following an attempt on the life of the president of Guinea, Captain Moussa “Dadis” Camara, on December 3, the Guinean communications minister, Idrissa Cherif, has accused the French government of being complicit in the attack.

Military regime massacres protestors in Guinea

By Ann Talbot, 1 October 2009

Repression continues in the aftermath of the massacre of an estimated 157 people attending an opposition rally outside a football stadium in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on Monday.