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Guineans campaign against government repression, 2009

Time period
28 October, 2009 to 30 October, 2009
Human Rights
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Matthew Heck, 21/11/2010

Since gaining independence from France in 1958, autocratic rulers have controlled Guinea and made it one of the poorest countries in the world despite the fact that the country is rich in aluminum.  The first ruler, Ahmed Sékou Touré, held office for almost 30 years until his death.  Lansansa Conté seized power through a coup d’état after this and maintained his rule until 2008 when he also died.  Then, Moussa “Dadis” Camara seized control of the government through another coup d’état on December 23, 2008.  Though the government remained fairly stable throughout this tim