Chronology of Events

revised on 5 November 2013


September 2009

On 30 September, the president of the Council made comments to the press, indicating that Council members had expressed concern about the killings in Conakry and condemned the violence, following a briefing by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs on the situation in Guinea. On 28 September, Members of the Guinean army opened fire on civilians during a peaceful pro-democracy rally at a stadium in Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Several national and international human rights organisations confirmed at least 157 deaths, and thousands injured, as well as numerous rapes and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators and opposition leaders.

December 2008

A military junta—the National Council for Democracy and Development (or CNDD)—took power in Guinea. Its leader was Captain Moussa Dadis Camara. Camara’s coup came in the aftermath of the death of President Lansana Conté, who had ruled Guinea since 1984.

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