In what appears to be civil unrest, the BBC is reporting that many people have been killed in Guinea following opposition protests against the candidacy of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.
The elections are scheduled to hold in January 2010. Current president, Moussa Camara took over, through a coup, in December 2008 following the death of long-time President Lansana Konte. At the time, reports said he would remain in power until presidential elections are held and promised not to run for office himself.
The BBC says the following about why the unrest started:
“It was triggered by indications he is to reverse a pledge not to run in a presidential vote planned for January.”