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Latest news from Guinea

GUINEA: Repatriation of 35,000 Liberian refugees underway

CONAKRY, 14 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The voluntary repatriation of 35,000 Liberian refugees from Guinea has begun, but time is short if they are to be back home and on their farms before seasonal rains begin in April.Full report

GUINEA: Power cuts stop for football

CONAKRY, 26 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - In the poorer suburbs of the Guinean capital Conakry, power cuts are a regular problem, except when it's football time and the fate of the national team is at stake.Full report

GUINEA: Opposition party withdraws from parliament

DAKAR, 6 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Guinea's parliamentary opposition has announced it will withdraw from the national assembly in protest at last month’s municipal elections, which it says was nothing short of “electoral robbery.”Full report

GUINEA: Ruling party wins landslide in pivotal local elections

CONAKRY, 28 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - More than a week after nationwide municipal elections, regarded by many as a test of Guinea’s democracy, the results are finally in and the ruling party looks as strong as ever.Full report

GUINEA: Indifference marks return to multi-party elections

CONAKRY, 19 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - While the international community kept a close eye on Sunday’s nationwide municipal elections in Guinea, seen by many as a key test of the country’s programme of democratic reforms, the voters apparently largely stayed home.Full report

GUINEA: Smooth run-up to litmus-test election

CONAKRY, 16 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Five million Guinean voters go to the polls on Sunday for municipal elections widely seen as a litmus test of the country’s democratic reform process.Full report

GUINEA: Students clash with police as rare strike disrupts schools, hospitals

CONAKRY, 15 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Student protesters clashed with police, and a strike called by Guinea’s oldest trade union disrupted schools and health services, as anger over the country’s economic woes spilled out of the workplace. Full report

GUINEA: President forces head of army and nearly 2,000 soldiers into retirement

CONAKRY, 9 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - President Lansana Conte retired off nearly 2,000 soldiers, including the head of the Guinean armed forces, in his largest single reduction of armed forces personnel, a military officer told IRIN. Full report

GUINEA: Opposition throws hat into ring for local elections

CONAKRY, 31 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Despite serious reservations, Guinea's main opposition coalition has said it will take part in December's municipal elections which are widely seen as a test of the country's democratic reform process. Full report

GUINEA: Dozens arrested after ethnic clashes in south-east

CONAKRY, 24 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - More than 50 people were in custody on Monday following ethnic clashes in the troubled Forest Region of Guinea, an officer involved in the operation said. Full report


IRIN Special Reports for Guinea

GUINEA: Relief agencies return to parts of the southwest

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Guinea

GUINEA: Bruised and battered, nearly 100 failed migrants return home

GUINEA: Japanese-backed company signs deal to build $2 billion alumina plant

GUINEA: Economic crisis and Liberian gunmen threaten stability

GUINEA: Ethnic tensions threaten to explode in southeast

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