more dark days in guinea.

The world doesn’t seem to be paying very much attention, but the situation in Guinea seems to be unraveling further.

BBC: Guinea crisis ‘could spark war’ (and many other articles)

NYTimes: Martial Law Declared in Guinea & Guinea Imposes 20-Hour Curfew as Government Battles Protesters

VOA: Opposition Accuses Conte of Deploying Mercenaries

AP: Armed Gangs Roam Streets As Guineans Call for President to Step Down

IFJ: Private Radio Stations No Longer Broadcasting; Martial Law Declared

One thing that the Peace Corps– and the American government in general– is very good at is removing its people from dangerous situations. Peace Corps Volunteers were evacuated from Guinea at the end of January. Other Americans are getting out or heading home on the few remaining commercial flights leaving from Conakry.

Eight million Guineans cannot leave. They are home.

I wonder what will happen.

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