Visite de Mr. François Hollande en Guinée. Lettre ouverte de Pottal-Fii-Bhantal Fouta-Djallon

Visite de Mr.  François Hollande en Guinée. Lettre ouverte de Pottal-Fii-Bhantal Fouta-Djallon

New-York le 26 Novembre 2014.

À son Excellence, Mr. François Hollande, Président de la République Française.

Mr. Le président,

En Novembre 2012, vous avez fait une déclaration félicitant le président Alpha Condé pour les soi-disant performances économiques de la Guinée ainsi que les réformes des forces de sécurité. À cette occasion, notre organisation, Pottal-Fii-Bhantal Fouta-Djallon, vous avait adressé une lettre exprimant notre inquiétude sur le satisfecit et la caution morale que vous aviez donnés à Mr. Condé, tant votre appréciation était en porte-à-faux avec les réalités sur le terrain. Deux années après, alors que vous vous apprêtez à faire un bref séjour en Guinée, nous avons l’honneur de vous adresser encore une lettre pour vous exprimer notre préoccupation sur la détérioration de la situation dans notre pays.

Avant tout, à travers votre personne, nous voudrions adresser au peuple français, nos sentiments de gratitudes pour le support que la France a octroyé à la Guinée  dans le combat contre l’épidémie d’Ébola. Ce geste s’inscrit dans la longue tradition de coopération entre nos deux pays  que les vicissitudes politiques n’auront pas pu détériorer. En d’autres circonstances, Pottal-Fii-Bhantal Fouta-Djallon aurait appelé avec enthousiasme à une forte mobilisation pour que votre visite soit non seulement célébrée  mais aussi un tremplin pour une plus fructueuse  coopération. Toutefois, depuis notre lettre de 2012, la situation en Guinée n’a fait qu’empirer. Tous les observateurs s’accordent sur le fait que la Guinée est devenue un pays à haut-risques avec tous les facteurs d’une guerre civile, voire d’un génocide. La misère grandissante des populations est le terreau sur lequel le gouvernement sème des tensions sociales et ethniques artificielles pour détourner l’attention des citoyens.

L’arrivée au pouvoir de Mr. Alpha Condé, en dépit des irrégularités et des violences  qui marquèrent la campagne présidentielle, avait fait espérer que la Guinée allait rompre avec son passé de violence politique. Force est de constater qu’en trois ans, Mr. Alpha Condé a ruiné le capital politique que les élections lui avaient donné. Mr. Condé a renforcé la culture d’impunité qui, pour se perpétuer, a besoin d’exacerber le clientélisme ethnocentrique.  Pour se maintenir, le régime s’est condamné à s’assurer la complicité d’officiers militaires accusés de crimes contre l’humanité  pour leur participation dans les tueries et viols de Septembre 2009. Du fait de ce laxisme, il est possible que dans la garde d’honneur en charge de vous accueillir  à Conakry, il y ait des officiers responsables de ces crimes. Mr. Condé est resté sourd aux appels internationaux et aux demandes multiples des citoyens guinéens, notamment des victimes et de leur familles, pour démettre les accusés de crimes contre l’humanité de leurs fonctions officielles. En Octobre 2014, Mr. Condé a indiqué avoir demandé aux «blancs» d’abandonner le dossier du 28 Septembre. Il marque ainsi son  explicite opposition à toute poursuite  du processus judiciaire contre les auteurs de ces crimes. À cette  troublante provocation s’ajoutent de nombreux crimes  par les forces de sécurité du président Condé. À ce jour aucun officier n’a été inculpé pour les crimes  contre des dizaines de manifestants dans la préparation des élections législatives ni ceux qui les suivirent. À Zogota, des populations furent massacrées dans leur sommeil suite à une demande de compensation pour leurs terres par le gouvernement. Des jeunes innocents furent kidnappés à Conakry par les forces de sécurité, sans aucun motif, et déferrés dans des conditions atroces au nord du pays. Certains succombèrent aux tortures. Récemment, c’est une personnalité politique de l’opposition qui fut exécutée en plein jour à Conakry. La tragédie de Womey et la répression qui suivit, en pleine crise d’Ébola restent un point saillant de la défaillance de Mr. Condé dont le laxisme a favorisé la propagation de l’épidémie en Afrique de l’Ouest. Le tissu social guinéen est plus que jamais fragilisé. Le  pacte citoyen indispensable au maintien de la paix civile et à l’émergence  de toute démocratie a été dissout.

Durant les trois années  à la tête de notre pays, Mr. Alpha Condé a exhibé des formes désolantes de mépris des guinéens.  En même temps,  il  montre une inquiétante propension à n’écouter que les opinions des dirigeants des pays occidentaux auxquels il  croit devoir la sauvegarde de son pouvoir. Ayant dilapidé la confiance à lui faite de diriger son pays, Mr. Condé  déploie des efforts considérables pour faire croire qu’il a l’assentiment des dirigeants de l’occident.  D’importants moyens financiers sont utilisés pour payer des lobbyistes et pour s’attirer le soutien de personnalités internationales telles que Georges Soros, Tony Blair et Bernard Kouchner dont il exploite les ambitions, politiques ou financières.  C’est à ce titre  que nous vous adressons cette lettre. Nous voudrions en appeler à votre responsabilité personnelle  et de celle de la France, afin d’amener Mr. Alpha Condé à changer le cap de sa politique ruineuse, pendant qu’il est encore temps.  Comme  notre organisation l’a maintes fois réitéré, le mépris des victimes, l’entretien d’un climat provocateur d’impunité et l’arrogance de criminels reconnus sont les sources des guerres civiles. La France ne peut certes pas être tenue responsable d’éventuelles confrontations en Guinée. Mais du fait des rapports historiques, économiques et culturels qui lient la France et la Guinée, nous pensons qu’il est de votre devoir de profiter de votre rencontre avec le président guinéen pour aider à changer le cours dangereux de l’histoire dans notre pays.

Nous vous souhaitons la bienvenue en terre guinéenne et vous prions de croire à nos sentiments de très haute distinction.

LA COMMISSION CENTRALE DE POTTAL-FII-BHANTAL FOUTA-DJALLON

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Arrest of Author-Vocal Critic of Alpha Conde, Mamadou Sy Savane Billo, in Conakry Last Night – Guinea’s Latest Political Prisoner

Sy savane3arrestM. Sy Savane

Conakry arrest of Billo Mamadou Sy Savane by Conde!

  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:14

[From guineeactu.info: Translated into English via Google with editing by Guinea Oye.  (M. Sy Savane is a native of Guinea, but has lived in France for many years.)]

Last night, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 we were informed of the arrest of Mr. Mamadou Sy Savane Billo Guinean nationals residing in France for decades. At the end of September he went to Guinea as usual. He makes ​​several trips to Guinea a year, often advertised in numerous articles published by various websites.

We currently have no information on the reasons for his arrest. What remains clear is that Mr. Sy Savane has always stood by his crusade against the dictatorship and looting of public funds under any regime in Guinea. The mismanagement of Guinea Alpha Conde has not escaped his scathing criticism in the media.

He never ceased to denounce electoral fraud that brought Alpha Condé to power. He did not ignore either the mafia excesses of his regime and the dangerous grip of some businessmen on sensitive interests of Guinea.

Those who follow and read his writings will not be surprised by this arrest in a country where the rigor of the law affects only those who are opposed to the emerging dictatorship and looting of public funds which showed excessies of the regime of President Alpha Conde.

We are also aware of the creation of a support committee by some Guineans France which will be to denounce the arrest of Mr. Sy Savane.

Stay tuned …….


The writing guepard.net


Writing GuineeActu joins the outcry over the arrest, probably for crimes of opinion.

Guinea Opposition Leaders Heading to France to Meet with Authorities Concerning the State of the Republic of Guinea

Left to Right:  Lansana Kouyate, Sidya Toure and Cellou Dalein Diallo

The leaders of the Guinean opposition, including Diallo, Sidya Toure and Lansana Kouyate are expected in the French capital tomorrow to meet with the highest authorities. According to our information, the main objective of this movement is to explain the ins and outs of the paralysis of our country and the need to get out of the crisis in Guinea in which it has been for some time. And, most importantly, to help stop serious inter-ethnic clashes currently underway in various parts of the suburbs of Conakry.  

 
During their stay in France, from 26 to 30 May, opponents of President Alpha Condé will explain their new strategy to the media through a press conference next Tuesday, May 28 17H 00 at 18:30 at the National Assembly.  At the last minute, it was announced that the former Prime Minister and President of the Faculty, Sidya Toure, who lost his sister, will not be able to make the trip to Paris.

OPPOSITION DEMONSTRATIONS Next Week in New York, London, and Paris: Guineans Say “Basta Ya!” to Conde’s Murderous Regime

guineaguycops beating brotherPROTEST MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC, IN 2010:  A man holds one of the most iconic photos from the September 28, 2009 massacre in which 1,200 people were injured, over 200 were murdered, and over 100 women were viciously raped.   Alpha Conde has refused to ensure that this horrible crime is investigated and that the perpetrators are brought to justice.  The International Criminal Court threatens to prosecute the case if there is no movement by the Guinean government.  No wonder Conde is reluctant to proceed.  He appointed two of the biggest perpetrators of the September 28 violence to his cabinet –Tiegboro Camara and Claude Pivi (photo below) — the highest insult imaginable to the memory of the victims.

guingrisCLAUDE PIVI – dripping in gris-gris

Following are announcements for demonstrations next week:  New York (3-12), London (3-12), and Paris (3-16).  Rough translation into English via  Google.

DEMONSTRATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Press Collective of political parties, ADP and CDR in the United States of America

2013-03-08 13:04:01

TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND ACTIVISTS
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS (Regional, Sub-prefecture and Villageoises)
TO ALL ORGANIZATIONS FEMMININES (SERES AND OTHERS)
TO ALL MEDIA

CDR, ADP and Collective Political Party has organized a protest march Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the United Nations. Gather at the Consulate of Guinea beginning at 9 am on 39 Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue.
Transportation by train: 4, 5, 6 to Grand Central Station (42nd Street)
Furthermore, this work is among other things to:

1 – DENOUNCE THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUINEA: :
– The massacres and bloody repression on the poor innocent citizens;
– Systematic looting of property, as well as houses and shops burned;
– Arbitrary arrests.

2 – CHARGED:
– The immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.
– The compensation of our activists and supporters lost their property;
– That the perpetrators are brought to justice in accordance with law.
– Voting of Guineans abroad in legislative elections;
– The replacement of Waymark for an operator that will have international credibility.
– And urgently appeal to all stakeholders to national healing

3 – ASK:
The involvement of the INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, THE AFRICAN UNION and ECOWAS to prevent a civil war and stop atrocities on poor citizens throughout the national territory.

However, it should be noted that all these acts are orchestrated by the red berets of the presidential guard, military and RPG arc-en-ciel thugs in a fierce atrocity, the very inhuman regime which is the sole responsibility of Professor ALPHA CONDE.

To this end we call on all peace-loving citizens, justice, and solidarity kindly respond massively to the call of the opposition together to say NO to dictatorship, no to the ethno-strategy, division … Yes to dialogue, respect for the law and national concord to go to free elections, credible and transparent to initiate a sustainable development of our country.

Our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. AMEN!

For more information, please contact:

(347) 232-9900 (718) 607-5817

(347) 241-0357 (347) 255-4076
(646) 418-5215 (347) 856-1784

(646) 626-2476 (347) 209-3399
(347) 223-7803

Collective political parties, ADP, and CDR

Made in NEW YORK CITY, March 5, 2013

at Downing Street

Call for expressions Tuesday, March 12, 2013 before the Office of the British Prime Minister at Downing Street

2013-03-08 19:56:26

Pottal Fii Bhantal in Britain invites the entire community Guinean political parties of the opposition Guinean (ADP Collective & CDR), the Friends of Guinea and all organizations working to defend human rights, at a very great demonstration scheduled Tuesday, 12/03/2013, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. before the Office has the Prime Minister at Downing Street.
This event will be an opportunity for us to expose, once again, with the British public and politicians of this country, especially the Prime Minister, David Cameron:
Tony Blair’s support vis-à-vis the dictator Alpha Condé in the plundering of our resources in Guinea and the misuse of taxpayer money Guinea;
Repeated violations of human rights in Guinea, since the arrival of Alpha Condé to power, December 21, 2010 (bans protests, violent repression of opposition activists, the daily violations of the Constitution and conspiracies fomented).
Many financial scandals in which he is involved, the most recent (more than 20 million misappropriated revelation made by the British newspaper The Sunday Times), the exclusion of a large part of the population in the management of the State, unprecedented political crisis arising from his refusal to hold elections free and transparent for more than 2 years, THE NEW MOVES THAT GRADUALLY DICTATORSHIP IN GUINEA AND THE RISK OF CONFLICT AND CIVIL WAR IN GUINEA.
Pottal UK asks everyone to make an effort to meet at our very early demonstration to defend the cause of Guineans, and express our discontent vis-à-vis the sprouting unacceptable dictatorship of Alpha Condé.
Britain, March 8, 2013.

Massive demonstration Democrats Guinean Paris Saturday, March 16, 2013.

2013-03-07 09:19:13

“Let us stand now, the change is now, Changing old change”

“Alpha Condé, out of my country!”

“All together against the Republicans Guinea mafia clan Alpha Condé”

The whole Guinean opposition, civil associations and activists for Guinean Human Rights invite all Guineans in France, Europe, Friends of Guinea to meet in Paris, Saturday, March 16, 2013 of 14h to 18h to beat the streets of Paris.

The event will be held that day from 14h to 18h on two strategic and historic sites of the French capital:

The Quai d’Orsay at 37, Quai d’Orsay, 75007 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the National Assembly of France in the Place du Président Edouard Herriot, 75007 Paris (National Assembly)

Access Quai d’Orsay:

  • From 14h, Sitting in front of the Quai d’Orsay,

Subway Station Line 8 to Invalides, then take University Street on 23m, turn left rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie and continue 208m, turn left onto Quai d’Orsay and continue 106m, turn left Quai d ‘ Orsay and continue 62m

  • 16h, connect start the Quai d’Orsay at the National Assembly of France located 500m.

The event’s main objective is to expose ethnocentrism, Nazism, cronyism, incompetence, exclusion, division community as a system of governance by Conde since he came to power by electoral hold-up by appointment a nebulous network with the blessing of General Konate with financial compensation (tens of millions of euros) which are paid in installments in the form of monthly payments.

This event aims to save Democracy, Justice and incite Gathering all Guineans around true republican values ​​such as liberty, equality, fraternity, Security, the Civic, the Fatherland, universalism, and Secularism Merit.

This public action in other words will attract the attention of the French and international public opinion on the serious suspicions of government fraud in future elections, the refusal of dialogue, gross violations of Human Rights, rights in Guinea (targeted killings, rape, torture, arbitrary arrests in Conakry and towns within Labe, Pita, Dalaba, Mamou … the destruction of property belonging to civilians by militia and tribal army) , Corruption, excessively ethnicized administration and army, almost daily violation of the Guinean constitution and laws of the Republic …).

Written reports with irrefutable physical evidence of the evils of government established by Alpha Condé, human right crimes committed under his reign, the most recent of its militia and tribal army under the command of officers (Sékou Resco Camara, Namory Traoré … and civilian executives Sankon Malick, Briki Momo …) will be given to politicians of France, French Diplomacy, the elected the presidential majority, and those of the Left Right, the MEPs.

Conakry activists have always responded overwhelmingly to the call of the opposition, despite the risk of brutal repression of tribal militia and the army of Conde, then we must pay tribute to our martyrs killed in the fight for freedom, democracy, equality of citizens before the law.

The courage, the sacrifice of our fellow Conakry finally demonstrate the minority fascist regime, hence its current isolation and irritability.
Make a demonstration of force, show that the fascist regime of Alpha Condé has no electoral weight, in Guinea, or abroad, France first.

In all, Guineans who love their country, who are aware that it is now that we must act against the fascist regime of Alpha Condé before it is too late, are invited to make their own arrangements to respond to this call for this grandiose mobilization Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 14h to 18h at the Quai d’Orsay and the National Assembly.

Thank you, please pass the information through all possible channels and come with many signs, photos of victims and banners stating all defects in the administration of Alpha Condé.

The Political Opposition Associations and civil defense of Guinean Human Rights, Paris

Guinea Gov’t. Re-Shuffle Has Fingerprints of Int’l Community All Over it, Especially the Elysee Palace

The international community’s policy towards Guinea is straightforward: at all costs, the huge Guinean army must be prevented from rearing its ugly head and scaring away investors. In the 2010 presidential election, Conde, a Malinke, was deemed the person who could best prevent a coup by a largely Malinke army. Beyond that, the international community, which installed Conde in the presidency, has placed few constraints on him.

But now, the international community, anxious to close the deal on Guinea’s “democratic” transition by pressing for legislative elections, is watching Conde nervously. By Conde giving his security forces shoot-to-kill orders during peaceful demonstrations, making anti-Peul politics the center of his government policy, striking shady mining deals while courting mysterious loans, and relentlessly jerking the opposition around, when combined, scream for a presidential makeover. When you add Guinea’s refusal to pursue prosecutions for the September 28, 2009, massacre and the issuance of a UN statement this past September 28, that “political rape goes unpunished in Guinea,” the makeover becomes mandatory.

Unfortunately, the makeover is not designed to improve governance, rather it is a mechanism the international community will use to express its confidence that Guinean legislative elections will be “free and fair” and to ensure broad acceptance of the results, even if they are fraudulent, as was the case in the 2010 presidential election.

Who is capable of transforming Conde over the next few months? The answer is simple: Guinea’s former colonial ruler, France. This is the country where Conde lived for 59 years, this is the country where Conde met his good friend, Bernard Kouchner, the former foreign minister, and this is the country without which there would be no Organization of the International Francophonie which, with Kouchner at the forefront, orchestrated Conde’s “win” of the 2010 presidential election.

The first stage of Conde’s makeover is the re-shuffle of his cabinet. France’s prescription for the new cabinet is simple: get rid of the military uniforms sitting at the table in cabinet meetings and create a human rights ministry. The media are full of analyses of the re-shuffle of the Guinean government, much of it suggesting that Conde has fully embraced “democracy,” and that his government re-shuffle is proof. After two years with Conde at the helm of the country, journalists should know that Conde doesn’t do the right thing unless forced from the outside and, even then, he makes sure it is done in a way that is advantageous for him only.

Conde’s ridding the cabinet of the military is nothing more than an impressive swindle. He removed three senior military officers, which allows him to bill his government as “civilian,” which the media and the international community will translate as “democratic.” But two military officers remain in his government who are the primary perpetrators of the September 28, 2009, massacre. Claude Pivi, is the Minister for Presidential Security, but the new cabinet roster does not show his name nor list his position. And, Moussa Tiegboro Camara, technically not a cabinet member, but his czar-like responsibilities for drug enforcement, organized crime, and terrorism, ensure him a seat at cabinet meetings. Neither Pivi nor Camara were dumped in the re-shuffle. International human rights organizations have been banging Conde about Pivi and Camara, yet nothing is likely to change. Both men are from the ruling military junta of 2008-2009 and former interim president Sekouba Konate is rumored to have told Conde to make room for them in his government.

The second cabinet swindle is the establishment of a human rights ministry. After Conde clearly stated at a Washington meeting in 2011, in response to a question about human rights, that he was the president, not the head of human rights, it is clear this issue is not high on his agenda. Given that it is 2012 and almost every leader, good or bad, has a human rights office or ministry, Conde can no longer buck the idea of creating one. But, hold your applause because, just like other leaders who don’t give a damn about human rights, Conde has found a self-serving use for the new ministry. It will be nothing more than a repository for human rights complaints, which should fill very quickly given Guinea’s long-standing history of repression, and where the complaints will never see the light of day. Conde is using the same method to the September 28 massacre investigation and prosecutions by keeping the issue buried deep in the bowels of the Guinean judicial system.

But, this is not the end of Conde’s political makeover. In the next post, a bit of analysis about that near-love letter French president Hollande sent to Conde on the occasion of the anniversary of Guinea’s independence.

Stay tuned!

Alpha Conde in Paris: When You Steal an Election, the Opposition is Everywhere

MAY 10, 2012, Conakry, Guinea:  80,000+ opposition supporters,

Alpha Conde just finished a whirlwind tour of Brazil, Thailand and Malaysia. Before he returns to Guinea, he will make one more stop,in France, which perhaps will be his most important, and most tricky, visit yet. Conde hopes, and needs, to be received by France’s new president, Francois Hollande, but as of today, there is no such visit planned. Conde sent a message to congratulate Hollande for winning the election and, falling back on his “socialist” moniker, that is, if it ever applied, referenced their days as comrades and promised continued solidarity. It is unclear if Conde ever met Hollande.

Conde’s only political cheerleader in France is the former foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, who has been a close friend of his since they met in school. The successful theft of the Guinea presidency can be attributed to many, but none more than Bernard Kouchner, who managed the process, from soup to nuts, to install Alpha Conde at Sekoutoureya Palace.

Conde lived in France for 59 years and it appears that most Guineans are still not clear about his education and the line of work he pursued there. He is called “Professor,” but is this a legitimately acquired appellation? Regardless, one thing Guineans do know is that Conde cannot legitimately be called “President.”

After you steal an election, you get hit between the eyes with the fact that you don’t have a mandate to govern. Without a legislature, you rule by decree and the arrogance of your arbitrary decisions builds resentment among the people. Those that didn’t vote for you and who know you stole the election, know that, for the people of Guinea, it is best if you leave office. You dig in your heels and, when not churning out decrees, you busy yourself by ordering human rights abuses, including extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions. Your violations of the constitution mount, as do claims that you are a traitor, and the people begin to call for your immediate ouster. But this is what the big armies, the ethnic militias, and assorted security forces are for, right? When the number of people who want you ousted balloons and you wake up to a huge march, such as the one on May 10, with 80,000+ opposition supporters in the streets, you have no other card to play, but to send in the security forces and repress the marchers. You do your best to play down the significance of the march, but the pictures and videos correct your lies. There’s only one thing left, to ban political marches altogether, as happened a few weeks ago. The opposition counters by saying you cannot ban freedom of speech and assembly and that it does not recognize the ban. The final chapter is a dangerous scenario in which the opposition will march in Conakry and it will be met with any one, a combination, or all of the following: military, police, ethnic militias, Donzos, the RPG arc-en-ciel, and foreign mercenaries. The more you do to repel the opposition, the more people will demand your removal. So, Mr. Conde, you are in a repeating, downward spiral and now you find yourself in Paris at Kouchner’s dining table waiting for a call from the Elysee Palace. Regardless of what happens in France, you have a mess on your hands at home.

But, wait, many of your countrymen are in Paris ready to rally in support of you. In fact, the rumor is that $250,000 was allotted to make sure that Guineans are on the streets to cheer you and that others will be sent to provoke a conflict with another group of Guineans — those who didn’t vote for you, who know you stole the election, who know you will use ethnic hatred to try to destroy them and who plainly wish you would just stay in Paris, drinking wine with your buddy, Bernard.

Whether your supporters are successful in provoking an incident or not tomorrow, the story will be told through their placards saying you are a usurper, a thief, a liar, a killer, an all-purpose human rights abuser and an embezzler, and with pictures and videos of it, the world will be informed.

Enjoy your visit in France and, in case you miss the protest by your political opposition, Guinea Oye will make sure to cover it, pictures and all.

Opposition supporters will be protesting Conde in front of France’s National Assembly on Saturday, June 30, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.

Stay tuned . . .