Guinea’s junta promised to return the country to democracy within the shortest time possible but has banned all political protest. This article by Agence France Press is published by VOA News. Here is an excerpt:
The military junta ruling Guinea has banned political protests after announcing a three-year transition period before civilian rule is restored.
“All demonstrations on public roads, whose nature is to jeopardize social tranquility and the correct implementation of activities in the (transition) timetable are banned for the moment until the period of electoral campaigns,” the National Rallying Committee for Development (CNRD) said in a statement late Friday.
“The CNRD invites all political and social actors to contain all forms of political protest and gatherings to their headquarters,” added the committee set up by the junta and headed by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
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