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In Guinea, the Aftermath of a Massacre | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid widespread international condemnation of Guinea's military regime, the United Nations announced Friday it would launch a formal investigatio...

Guinea Soldier's Testimony on September 28 Massacre in Conakry | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The interview below is the testimony of a Guinean soldier who took part in the repression of the opposition demonstration in Conakry, in Guinea, on Se...

Shocking Stories of Rape in Guinea

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The people of the West African nation of Guinea continue to struggle with the horrible trauma of a deadly military crackdown on a pro-democracy rally ...

Violence in Guinea shocks international community | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Victims of the September 28th events in Conakry. A number of Western governments have stepped up their condemnations of recent violence and b...

Guinea's military leader bans demonstrations

AP | ALHASSAN SILLAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CONAKRY, Guinea — Guinea's military leader banned all gatherings and demonstrations Wednesday, as the United Nations pressed for an independent investigation into why troops opened fire on 50,000 pro-democracy protesters.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the soldiers' use of live ammunition against the unarmed people who gathered Monday in a stadium in Conakry, the capital, to protest against Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, the country's military leader.

A human rights group said 157 people were killed and more than 1,200 were wounded. The government maintains that 57 people died and said most of them were trampled.

The U.N. Security Council also condemned the shootings Wednesday and joined the call for an independent investigation.

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, the current council president, called on the government to free all opposition leaders and political prisoners "without delay."

Guinea security forces crack down, kill more than 100 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Conakry residents load a minibus. Flickr photo: martapiqs Almost one year after a bloodless coup in December 2008 - during which Captain Mous...

Horror of Guinea stadium massacre that killed 157

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thousands had marched to the football stadium in downtown Conakry on Monday to protest against Guinea's military junta. Nearly 160 people paid for th...