Highlands and lowlifes April 5th 2006 After a hazardous journey we finally arrived in Koundara.
Disoriented, high on fumes and coughing from dust, we paid a small boy to guide us to the closest housing.
The next morning we left with the first transport destined for Labe', the principal capital of the Fouta Djalon and the third biggest city in the country.
A full day journey in a kaput bush taxi, only breakin ... read more
Africa » Guinea » Conakry Guinea has had only two presidents since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984, when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic el... ... read more