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the nyt catches on.

NYTimes: Discontent in Guinea Nears Boiling Point

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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.

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nope.

…aaand we’re cancelled. I’m not going to Guinea. Just like that, it has all changed. It’s odd. I feel this incredible sense of loss for something I never actually had. And all this waiting– for what? I am restless beyond … Continue reading

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the strike in video.

 Take a look: BBC video coverage. Le Monde video coverage.

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riots, t-shirts, & a dead volvo.

I have been spending my time obsessively checking headlines for news of Guinea and the strike. If things are resolved in time, my new departure date is February 6th. Even English language news outlets have begun to cover the situation, … Continue reading

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just kidding!

Urgent call from Peace Corps desk. January tenth: General strike in Guinea. Three to four weeks of delay. Waiting once again. A disappointed E. [added 5 January 2007] Here’s one of the only English articles I have found so far … Continue reading

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on corruption.

According to the annual report from Transparency International, Guinea is the most corrupt country in Africa. Interesting. Worldwide, Guinea is in a three-way tie with Iraq and Myanmar for an overall second place in the corruption rankings. Only Haiti received … Continue reading

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