The Christmas Coup December 26th 2008 Tuesday 23 December 2008 - The death of General Lansana Conté, the President of Guinea for the past 24 years, is announced on the radio.
Wednesday 24 December 2008 - The military takes over Guinea. They celebrate by shooting into the air throughout the night.
We were scheduled to go to Conakry for Christmas, but for safety reasons we stayed in Forecariah. We had a Christma ... read more
Africa » Guinea » Forecariah 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
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, I graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2007. Was in Guinea with the Peace Corps from 2007-2009. Got an MBA at EGP-University of Porto Business School in Porto, Portugal 2010-2011. Currently serving as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Mali.
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