In February 1996, part of the army rebelled when it did not receive promised pay increases. The rebellion developed into an attempt to overthrow the government, but was defeated in a matter of days, despite the failure of 2000 soldiers and some officers to bring the capital of the capital under their control and bomb the presidential palace. Several officials were accused of supporting the coup makers and sent to prison. In July, economist Sidia Touré was named prime minister. He declared that his government’s first priority would be to reactivate the economy.
According to Countryaah data, Sierra Leone’s president, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah was overthrown by a coup in May 1997 and fled to Guinea with most of his government’s ministers. The instability in the neighboring country caused thousands to flee into Guinea for fear of attacks on their towns and villages.
AIDS remains a serious problem in Africa. In November 97, it was estimated that 1.5% of Guinea’s population is affected by the disease. The percentage is one of the lowest in Africa, yet many times higher than in rich countries such as France.
In September 1998, emergency organizations sent food to the country’s northwest, where dozens of people had died as a result of prolonged drought. In November, Sierra Leone and Liberia signed a non-assault pact in Conakry during a meeting led by North American priest Jesse Jackson, President Clinton’s special envoy. Both countries were accused of protecting and supporting various rebel groups.
At the December 13 presidential election, Lansana Conte was re-elected with 54.1% of the vote. At the same time, the Democratic Opposition Coordination Council criticized that its lists had not been distributed across the country and that the closing of the country’s borders had prevented opposition voters from reaching neighboring countries. The day after the election, opposition leader Alphe Conde was arrested for attempting to overthrow the government and to leave the country illegally in 1993 – to go into exile.
In February 1999, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata visited refugee camps with ½ million people from Sierra Leone and Liberia. In March, Sidya Toure, without stating the reason, was deprived of the post of prime minister. Instead, it was handed over to Lamine Sidime.
On July 21, French President Jacques Chirac visited Guinea as part of an official tour of West Africa. He met with opposition politicians asking for his complicity in the release of Alphe Conde. In September, representatives from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia met in Nigeria, where they formed a committee to “reduce conflicts in the border areas of the countries”. Guinea and Liberia mutually accused each other of housing rebel groups.
In November, against female genital mutilation, women declared that after 14 years of working against this “human rights violation” practice, doctors had achieved the use of appropriate instruments, preventing excessive bleeding and infections.
In January 2000, Secretary of Defense Sekou Koureissy Conde issued a three-day ultimatum to Muslims and Christians fighting for land in Balizia. Battles that in less than a week had cost over 30 lives.
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The economic growth of recent years has enabled the implementation of a number of government projects, which include: was formulated in Guinea Vision 2010 from 1999. According to thesciencetutor, this project catalog prioritized strategies to reduce poverty and the development of areas such as education and health. On April 21, 2000, a meeting of the West African Common Market, ECOWAS, decided to establish a single coin in 2003.