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The Guinea Supreme Court Endorses CENI’s Provisional Election Results – No Justice, No Peace

November 15, 2013
Little surprise here.  Time to hit the streets.
The following video is from an opposition July 2013 legislative campaign swing throughout the country.  This video was shot in Bambeto, in Conakry.  The opposition drew similarly huge crowds in every part of the country demonstrating clearly that it represents the majority of the people and, if the CENI was an unbiased, clean organization, the opposition could not lose an election in Guinea.
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  1. November 16, 2013 8:42 AM

    Went as i expected.Guinea’s KANGAROO court did its job as expected.My suspicion that Guinea is banana republic is finally proven right.Alpha Conde is trying to pit the entire Guinean population against the FULANI and FOUTA DJALLON and he is succeeding.FULANI’S need to wake up now before it is too late.The French colonialist brought us together against our express approval.Its time to deconstruct this colonial fabric that is guinea.

    • November 16, 2013 10:37 AM

      With at least 85% of the voting population aligned with the opposition, Conde, Bakary Fofana, the Supreme Court and the RPG created election apartheid. If you subtract the massive fraud committed in the 2010 presidential election, Conde’s percentage of the actual vote was around 10%. Now, after 3 years of Conde, even fewer people support him and his percentage is under 10%. The international community knew exactly how this would go down and encouraged it. Unfortunately, the opposition caved in. The real story here is that the party which garnered less that 10% of the vote comes to the National Assembly without a majority mandate from the people. Without a true mandate, only repression against the majority keeps you in office. Now that the international community has pronounced Guinea’s completion of its transition to civilian rule and democracy, the international community has even less interest in Conde’s repression of the people. With far less international attention, state-sponsored repression will be unbridled. This is the most dangerous time of all since Conde stole the 2010 election. Conde must kill, lockup, disappear, exile etc., as many opposition-Peuls as possible. He knows that Peuls constitute the largest ethnic group and he must pare them down immediately, if he hopes to carry the RPG to the presidency in 2015.

      Revolution in Guinea is long overdue, but is it too late?

      Thanks for your interest and comment.

  2. November 16, 2013 7:56 PM

    I don’t mean to be a tribalist here,but ethnicity is and has always been the fabric on which Guinean politics is based.We may try to dodge the ‘TRIBAL QUESTION’ all we want but its not going to go away.Just as in Mali where the’ TUAREG ISSUE’ is unresolved,the regional and tribal composition of Guinea is simmering on a powder keg.Since independence the FULANI of guinea has always been marginalized when it came to the country’s politics.We all remember Sekou Toure’s pogrom’s and as recently as 2010 a minister in Conde’s regime said the presidency of the republic is out of bounds for the FULANI, they should instead concentrate on business and forget about politics.His views are not as isolated as some might think.I have a lot friends from the different ethnic groups in Guinea and believe me what these people say behind closed doors about the FULANI is so shocking and outrageous,you will forgive me for believing i have gone to sleep and woken up in pre-1994 Rwanda.The only thing Guinea is waiting for now is who is going to fire the first shot. Celou dalien diallo can jump and Hoff all he likes,they will never allow him to be president in guinea no matter what, even if he happens to win a free and fair poll.

    • November 17, 2013 2:36 PM

      No argument from me about ethnic apartheid being the only determinant of the socio-political landscape of Guinea. I have heard many from other ethnic groups speak horribly about Peuls as well and the hatred they spew is very dangerous. A good example is the case of the “spoiled” food rumor propagated by Alpha Conde in the 2010 presidential campaign blaming a Peul vendor of purposely attempting to kill Malinkes. It resulted in Malinke militia attacks in Peul neighborhoods in several parts of the country, supplemented with military soldiers in plain clothes. People died, women were raped and homes and businesses were robbed and burned. The Malinke hatred easily translates into violence.

      And, yes, Cellou will never be president of Guinea. Peuls are facing the most violent and repressive time since Sekou Toure’s pogroms, partly because there are more Peuls than Malinkes and Conde’s job is to eliminate as many Peuls as possible between now and 2015. Conde has free rein now that he has satisfied the international community’s requirement of completing the transition to “democracy.”

      Faced with massacre, rape, indefinite incarceration, disappearances, forced exile, torture, no government representation, Guinea becomes totally unlivable for Peuls. When these things combine, it cannot be fought with politics, it can only be fought with force. A revolution must be fought, but Peuls will have to do two things if there is any hope of success: empty their pockets and temporarily suspend their distaste of bloody confrontation. Those who fight are not likely to see the fruits of their labor, but they must remain motivated on behalf of their sons and daughters.

      When I was in Haiti for a while, one of many important things I learned from Haitians is that fight if you must, but EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL. It will be up to Peuls to fight for and win the opportunity to create a fair and just society, backed up by strict laws to protect those ideals.

      Sorry to go on so long, but hope this might be of use to others reading this blog.

      Hasta la victoria siempre!


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