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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


Camara's reality television

Conakry's military leader regularly berates drug traffickers and corrupt businesses on the state media but is extending his stay in office

Many Guineans like Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's tough talk on state television and his increasingly tough actions, such as the mass arrests of suspected drug traffickers. Yet the civilian politicians who had hoped to contest the presidential poll this year now doubt the junta's promise to cede power quickly to an elected government. Such doubts have been growing since a broadcast by the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Colonel Oumar Sanoh, this month saying that 'the people' wanted Camara to delay elections.

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