Leaders meet in Burkina Faso

2010-01-14 15:05

kalahari.com

Ouagadougou - The head of Guinea's junta, Moussa Dadis Camara, and the country's interim leader, General Sekouba Konate, held talks Thursday with Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, officials said.

"The three men are talking," an official in the presidency said. They were meeting in the presidential palace in Ouagadougou, without their aides, the official said.

Compaore is the mediator in a political crisis wracking Guinea, which has been under the rule of a junta since December 2008.

Local journalists said the three men had also met in Ouagadougou late on Wednesday, shortly after Konate arrived from Guinea's capital Conakry, but no details of those talks were released.

Camara arrived in Burkina Faso late on Tuesday, officially to pursue his convalescence following hospitalisation for more than a month in Morocco after being shot in the head by his aide-de-camp on December 3.

Guinea is trying to emerge from a crisis sparked by the massacre by junta troops of more than 150 people at an opposition rally in Conakry on September 28.

A UN report on the stadium massacre in Conakry named Camara as a suspect when it accused troops of "crimes against humanity" during the crackdown.

The possibility of Camara's return has raised concerns in Guinea and in the international community, notably France and the United States.

"Dadis Camara's return under the present circumstances risks sparking a civil war in Guinea," said Mamadi Kaba, an official from the Guinean chapter of the African Encounter for the Defence of Human Rights said Wednesday.

"The African and international communities must mobilise and assume their responsibilities to prevent Dadis from returning to Guinea."

Konate, who has distanced himself from Camara, raised hopes of a way out of the crisis with a landmark speech on January 6 in which he announced a power-sharing deal in which the opposition could choose a prime minister.

Read more on:    moussa dadis camara  |  sekouba konate  |  blaise compaore  |  guinea  |  west africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your sense of duty is emphasized and you may put your heart and soul into helping, serving and being there for the community in a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.