GUINEA ELECTION UPDATE: RPG Operatives Threatening People in Siguiri, ICC Rep in Guinea and Election Results Not ‘Til Sunday
GUINEEPRESS is carrying an account this morning of more troubles in Siguiri. Part of the report is based on the account of a resident of Kankan who said Malinkes with the RGP are circulating throughout Siguiri and harrassing the few Peuls left there as well as families who are of Peul-Malinke background. As a result, more families are fleeing Siguiri and the resident says he has received 30 people seeking protection/shelter over the last few days. Malinkes in Siguiri are identifying all the homes where Peuls or Puel-Malinkes live and threatening to “cut their throats” if Cellou wins the election. This is an all too familiar development and should be taken very seriously. Guinea Oye! will provide more info as it becomes available.
RFI Afrique reported that International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is in Conaky to do more investigation into the Sept. 28, 2009 massarce and mass rape at the stadium. She emphasized that the purview of the ICC extends to acts of electoral violence, presumably leaving the door open to the investigation of the violence committed against Peuls in Siguiri in late October.
CENI president, Gen. Sangare says that the full provisional election results will be announced on Sunday. Perhaps one reason for the additional time is that Sangare has announced the CENI will investigate major election complaints made by both candidates