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Guinea: The Shooting of Captain Kamara and the aftermath

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  1. Sajenti

    Sajenti JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna habari kuwa baadhi ya wanajeshi walioasi nchini Guinea walifanya jaribio la kutaka kumuua kiongozi wa kijeshi wa nchi hiyo Capteni Mousa Didas Kamara. Habari zinasema kuwa mlinzi wa Capteni Kamara aliyejulikana kwa jina la Aboubakar Dyakite alimfyatulia risasi kadhaa bosi wake kabla hajawaiwa na walinzi wengine wanaomtii Capteni Kamara Hata hivyo Capteni Kamara alinusurika isipokuwa alipata majeraha machache. Nchi ya Guinea imekuwa katika vurugu tangu mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu kufuatia mauaji ya watu kadhaa waliokuwa wakipinga Capteni Kamara kuongoza Guinea kijeshi. Source: BBC.
     
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    Guinea's leader 'shot and wounded by aide'

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    Capt Moussa Dadis Camara took power in a bloodless coup last year



    Guinea's military leader has been fired on by one of his aides in the capital, Conakry, a government spokesman says. Officials said Capt Moussa Dadis Camara had been injured in the shooting, but his exact condition is not known. ​

    Communication Minister Idrissa Cherif said Capt Camara was "doing well". He named aide-de-camp Aboubacar "Toumba" Diakite as being behind the attack.

    Meanwhile, neighbouring Senegal has flown a medical team to Guinea to help treat Capt Camara, officials said.

    "He is injured. We don't know the degree and the nature of his injury," the Senegalese official said, quoted by AFP news agency.

    The official said the plane was sent to evacuate Capt Camara to Dakar, but a report on the Guineenews website said Senegalese doctors were treating him at the junta's headquarters in Conakry.

    Mr Cherif said Capt Camara, who took power in a bloodless coup last year, was at a military camp when the shooting occurred.

    Reports from the city said gunfire broke out at about 1900 GMT, near a radio station and a base of the presidential guard.​

    "The president of the republic is still the president of the republic and he is in good health," Mr Cherif was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

    He warned that those behind the attack would face punishment.

    Mr Cherif said that Lt Diakite "has been located, meaning arrested". ​

    Protest crackdown

    In the past few months, the ruling junta has faced criticism over its crackdown on an opposition protest, in which activists say 157 people died. ​

    The government has admitted 58 people died at the protest in Conakry in September, but says most were crushed in a stampede.

    Activists say the army opened fire on crowds and soldiers took part in gang rapes and murders.
    The rally was called amid reports that Capt Camara was planning to stand in presidential elections next year.

    The BBC's Mark Doyle, who was recently in Guinea, says tensions have been extremely high there since September.

    Capt Camara was at first popular when he seized power because he promised to return the country to civilian rule, our correspondent says.However, since appearing to renege on that promise Capt Camara has become unpopular with all but his closest allies, he adds.

    Arms embargoes and travel restrictions have been imposed against the junta by the European Union and West African alliance Ecowas.

    The EU has called for Capt Camara to be tried for crimes against humanity, while the African Union has been urging him to stand down. ​

     
  3. Ndahani

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    Anayeua kwa upanga bwana naye ana ahadi...atakufa kwa upanga huo huo!!
     
  4. Edson

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    yule mlinzi aliyefyatua risas kwa kamara nae ***** tu!!
     
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    Kapteni Moussa Dadis Camara, kiongozi wa kijeshi wa Guinea ambaye serikali yake imekuwa chini ya vikwazo vya kimataifa, amepigwa risasi na kamanda mkuu wa walinzi wake, Luteni Aboubakar Toumba Diakite siku ya Alhamisi gazeti la New York Times la leo Jumamosi Disemba 05 2009 linaripoti. Jiji la Conakry, makao makuu ya serikali, limegubikwa na hali ya hofu na mashaka shaka huku undani wa majeraha ya Kapteni Camara uko juu ya utata wakati kukiwa na ripoti tofauti kuhusu ubaya wa majeraha hayo.

    Imeripotiwa na mmoja wa viongozi wa juu wachache wa upinzani waliobaki Guinea, kwamba Luteni Duakite amekasirishwa na kutupiwa lawama kwamba yeye ndiye anyetakiwa kuchukua lawama baada ya mauaji ya waandamanaji raia wasiokuwa na silaha mwezi wa Septemba.

    Kapteni Camara amepelekwa Morocco Ijumaa kwa matibabu wakati Luteni Diakite bado anatafutwa na wafuasi wake kadhaa wamekwishashikwa.

    Shambulizi dhidi ya Kapteni Camara limetokea wakati wachunguzi wa Umoja wa Mataifa wako Guinea kuchunguza mauaji ya watu 157 na makumi ya wanawake waliobakwa mwezi Septemba.

    Waziri wa Mawasiliano, bwana Idrissa Cherif, amesema kwamba Kapteni Camara ameenda Morocco kuchekiwa. Akiyaelezea majeraha ya Kapteni Camara kama si ya kutisha, bwana Cherif alisema Kapteni Camara anakula na kisimama na alikutana na mawaziri wake asubuhi ya kabla kuondoka kwake.Kuondoka huko kwa Kapteni Camara kunaiacha Guinea, nchi yenye watu masikini lakini yenye utajiri wa maliasili, ikiwa na uwazi wa uongozi, angalau kwa muda mfupi.

    Shambulio hili kwa kumsitisha msimamo wake kidete hata baada ya kulaaniwa na jumuiya ya kimataifa kufuatia mauaji ya mwezi wa September, Kapteni Camara ambaye amekuwa akiendekeza kuendeleza utawala wake bila kikomo cha kueleweka kwa kusaidiwa na utiifu wa sehemu kubwa ya wanajeshi, linaonyesha jinsi gani jeshi lilivyo na mgawanyiko.

    Wakuu wa uongozi wa upinzani wanasema uongozi wa kijeshi una mgawanyiko mkuwa, wakati viongozi wa utawala wa kijeshi wanasema kila kitu kimerudi kama kawaida.

    Ni vigumu kuamini kila kitu ni kama kawaida wakati kiongozi wa nchi amepigwa risasi na yuko nje ya nchi na mji umejaa wanajeshi walio mitaani na kwenye malori kila kona.

    Pia ni vigumu kuamini kwamba majeraha yanayombidi rais kupelekwa Morocco kwa matibabu zaidi ni madogo.

    Shirika la habari la Uingereza BBC linaripoti kwamba makamu wa rais wa Guinea Sekouba Konate amerejea Guinea kuchukua uongozi wa nchi wakati rais akitibiwa..
     
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    There is more to this story than the Guinean officials are letting out.
    We await news that has credibility as days go by.

    My Opinion: The days of iliterate military rulers loading over citizenry
    in Africa is over and this man needs to step aside
     
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    Wawoooo!!! *#*%!! where Africa Going?????????????
    Mwenyezi mungu tuepushie TZ kusitokee kama Huku lakini watu watachoshwa na Mafisadi watakuwa kama hawa. Du!!!
     
  8. Wacha

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    We vipi wewe. Watu wapuuzi dawa yao ndiyo hiyo, mbona ikitokea itakuwa sherehe. Wanaokufa kwa sababu ya mafisadi soi binadamu?
     
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    moto kwa moto,madaraka kwanza
     
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    Guinea is frankly a funny country. But there is a lesson to be learned by us (Tanzanians), the government should always be pro-people and never be at the hands of very few elites for whatever reasons be they rich nor have access to the army barracks.

    The GoT should sit down, reflect and stop immediately being procrastinated and supportive of only a few people like Lowassa and Rostam Aziz, hata kama wameiweka serikali hiyo madarakani kwa fedha zao ambazo sehemu kubwa si za halali.
     
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    Guinean junta defies Ecowas call to resign


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    Guinean soldiers, loyal to Defence Minister Sekouba Konate, ride on a truck near Alpha Yaya Diallo military camp in the capital Connakry, December 11, 2009. A swift crackdown on rogue elements in Guinea's military by Konate has restored some order and offered cautious hopes that the West African nation will not tip further into chaos for now. REUTERS


    by TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW
    NATION Correspondent in Dakar

    Guinea's interim junta leader, General Sékouba Kounaté, has reiterated the regime's allegiance to his wounded and hospitalised military boss, Capt Moussa Dadis Camara.

    He has also insisted that the idea of an immediate transition of power was "not a priority".

    Gen Kounaté made the statement on Thursday in an interview with Radio France International (RFI) following a call by the West African intergovernmental organisation that the interim junta leadership resigns immediately to enable a government of national unity pave the way for democratic elections by next year.

    On Wednesday, the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) Commission, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, observed that uncertainty over the health condition of the wounded junta leader was hindering the democratisation process in Guinea.

    Dr Chambas therefore requested that the interim government should immediately resign to enable a civilian apparatus to prepare the terrain for a free and fair election sometime next year.

    Reacting further, Gen Kounaté said: "What is on the agenda now is the safe return of the Guinean leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara back to this country and continue leading Guineans on the path to a free and transparent election."

    He maintained that Captain Camara was still the leader of the Guinean people and hence nothing will change (referring to the government) in his absence until he returns, but the General did not say how soon.

    Captain Camara is in hospital in Rabat, Morocco, after having undergone a surgery in the head following an assassination attempt a week ago by his former senior body guard, Lt Sidiki Diakité.

    Gen Kounaté, who is also the Defence Minister of the regime, then seized the opportunity of the RFI interview to announce the suspension of the junta delegation's participation at the peace talks being brokered by the Ecowas mediator, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso.

    The interim junta leader expressed regrets to the international community and the mediator for the absence of the junta delegation to the peace talks which were to resume in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday.

    Dialogue between the Guinean military regime and the civilian sector including the opposition political parties and civil society organisations had come to a virtual halt over the last few weeks following the mediator's proposal that the junta leads a transition government that will pave the way for democratic elections next year.

    Umbrella coalition

    But the civilian sector under the umbrella coalition known as "Forces Vives" had urged the mediator to work out a transition plan without the participation of Captain Camara or any of the junta collaborators.

    Following the failure of the interim leadership of the junta to adhere to the appeal by Ecowas to resign on Thursday, the regional organisation announced that it would hold an emergency session at its headquarters in the Nigerian political capital, Abuja, on Saturday in order to discuss the latest development in the crisis.

    Meanwhile, the United States government on Thursday announced that it was giving the Guinean military regime another chance to work out a comprehensive plan out of the crisis by opening up dialogue with the interim leadership.


    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/-/1066/821046/-/125oevez/-/index.html
     
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    Bernard Kouchner accused over Guinea Camara shooting


    France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner was involved in a plot to kill the leader of Guinea's ruling junta, the country's military rulers say.

    Junta spokesman Idrissa Cherif told the BBC that Mr Kouchner had "activated some networks" in order to "change the situation" in the West African country.

    France's government said the claims were "completely groundless".

    Junta leader Capt Moussa Dadis Camara is said to be recovering after being shot in the head last week.

    He was flown out to Morocco for treatment and the soldier suspected of the shooting, Lt Toumba Diakite, is still on the run in Guinea.

    'No polemics'

    Mr Cherif told the BBC's World Today programme he did not believe the shooting was official French government policy.

    "I wouldn't say that I am accusing France entirely. I said that certain services were used to make this attempt on Mr Camara's life, and the regime ruling the country," he said.

    "In the event, it's Mr Bernard Kouchner. Mr Kouchner activated some networks in order to change the situation here."

    French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Christine Farges rejected the allegations.

    "We don't want to enter into any polemics with anyone in Guinea," she said.

    "The international community... [is] waiting for Guinea to enter into a transition that is democratic and peaceful, and that will lead to free and fair elections as quickly as possible."

    Tensions between France, the former colonial power, and Guinea have been rising in recent days, culminating on Wednesday with France making an official complaint to the junta.

    Security staff stopped the French ambassador near Conakry airport and demanded to search his car - which the French said was a deliberate attempt to violate the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

    City crackdown

    Meanwhile in Guinea, Capt Camara's deputies have moved to squash rumours of a power vacuum and confusion over who is in charge.

    Interim leader Gen Sekouba Konate appeared on television for the first time since last Thursday's shooting to urge unity.

    BBC West Africa correspondent Caspar Leighton says there are increasing signs that Capt Camara will not be returning to head the government in the near future.

    He says one of the junta's leaders, while vouching for the loyalty of Gen Konate, suggested the general would lead this interim period - even if it were to last some years.

    Elections had been due in January 2010.

    Earlier this week the military launched a crackdown on anyone they believed could be linked with Lt Diakite or the plot to kill Capt Camara.

    The authorities say more than 100 soldiers have en arrested since the shooting.

    Reports from the capital, Conakry, say soldiers have also been sweeping through the city rounding up civilians.

    Eyewitnesses have told journalists of people being shot in the streets as they fled from patrols.
    Guinea has been in turmoil since the military took over last December just hours after the death of long-time ruler Lansana Conte.

    Capt Camara initially promised to guide the country back to civilian rule, but soon dropped hints that he would stand for president himself.

    That led to a large protest in a Conakry sports stadium - which was brutally suppressed by the military with widespread reports of mass killings and rapes carried out by soldiers.

    The crackdown has been condemned by France, as well as the EU, US and the African Union.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8405488.stm
     
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    hao ni kawaida yao wameshazoea kuuana kama wanyama,bahati yake wamemkosa,hata vitabu vitakatifu vinasema alieua kwa upanga nayeye atauawa kwa upanga,kama alivyoingia madarakani kwa kuua watu hatimae na yeye ataondoshwa kwa mtutu wa bunduki.
     
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    auwaye kwa upanga...........................
     
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    Diakité (right) flanks Guinea junta chief Captain Moussa Dadis Camara in October
    (Photo: Reuters)


    The man who attempted to assassinate Guinea's military ruler, Moussa Dadis Camara, has told RFI that he did it because he felt he was being betrayed. In an exclusive interview, Lieutenant Aboubacar "Toumba" Sidiki Diakité also claimed the 28 September massacre was "planned".

    Diakité was Camara's aide de camp when he shot him in the head on 3 December. Camara was flown to hospital in Morocco where he remains in hospital while Diakité went on the run.

    "I opened fire on him [Camara] because after a while there was complete betrayal – betrayal against me and a complete betrayal against democracy," Diakaté told RFI's Olivier Roget in a telephone interview from his hideout.

    Diakaté shot Camara while a United Nations team was in the country investigating the football stadium massacre on September 28 in which over 150 anti-government demonstrators are believed to have been murdered.

    "He tried to place all the charges of what happened on the 28th on me," said Diakaté. "It was an act of treachery that forced me to act."

    Diakaté also denied Camara's earlier statement that the massacre had been the result of a spontaneous loss of control by the leadership's security forces.

    "What happened on 28 September was planned," Diakaté told RFI. "Everything was planned and I was the one who had to take the blame for everything "

    Human Rights Watch has already claimed that the massacre was premeditated and committed by members of the Presidential Guard, who are commonly known as the "red berets".

    Diakaté said he would remain on the run because he now feared for his life.
    "I don't plan to hand myself in because they [the leadership] don't want the truth to come out. They would prefer to kill me."

    Guinea's military rulers have accused France of being involved in the assassination attempt on Camara.

    Source: http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/articles/120/article_6202.asp
     
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