International Latest

GUINEA: President Conde fires 3 ministers over violent demonstrations

GUINEA: President Conde fires 3 ministers over violent demonstrations

No-nonsense President of Guinea, Alpha Condé has fired three ministers of his cabinet over a teachers’ strike last week which left seven people killed and a dozen others injured.

The affected personnel including Ibrahima Kourouma, the minister of pre-university education, and Civil Service Minister Sekou Kourouma along with Environment Minister Christine Sagno, were sacked from office according to a decree read on state television on Monday.

Though the decree gave no reasons for the dismissals, a senior government official, who asked not to be named, said the sacking of Ibrahima Kourouma and Sekou Kourouma were directly linked to the strike.

READ ALSO: Brexit: EU leaders agree to January 31 extension

The development comes days after a court in Conakry, the capital of Guinea sentenced five opposition members to varying jail terms for staging anti-government protests in the country.

The five leaders of an opposition alliance sentenced in connection with a series of protests that hit the country last week include Abdourahamane Sanoh, the leader of the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC).

Sano was sentenced to a year in prison, while four other leaders were given six-month sentences and two were acquitted.

Join the conversation

Opinions

About the author

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.
www.ripplesnigeria.com

/* ]]> */