Published: December 21, 2009 16:58h
Keita said that Camara’s health had “greatly improved” and that – he could be back in a little while. –
– The president talks to us by telephone. If he doesn’t communicate publicly, that’s because he wants to respect doctor’s orders. –
The self-proclaimed president of Guinea has made no statement or public appearance since he was shot by Lieutenant Aboubacar “Toumba” Sidiki Diakite, who is in hiding.
Camara came to power on December 23, 2008, in a military coup hours after the death of Guinea’s strongman Lansana Conte, who had ruled the country since 1984.
Colonel Keita said there will be a meeting on Tuesday of the junta, which calls itself the National Council for Democracy and Development, to discuss – preparations for the anniversary of taking power. –
– There will certainly be festivities, military gatherings and parades in the barracks – the minister said.