TIMELINE-State of emergency in Guinea

Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:59pm GMT
 

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Here is a timeline of events in Guinea after Guinea imposed a state of emergency on Wednesday:

Dec. 23, 2008 - Government announces President Lansana Conte's death.

Dec. 24 - Junta chief Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is chosen as de facto head of state after bloodless coup and says he will not stand for president in election promised in 2010.

Sept. 28, 2009 - Security forces fire live rounds to disperse thousands of anti-junta protesters, killing more than 150 people. Numerous eyewitness reports tell of gang rapes and sexual attacks on women by security forces.

Oct. 12-13 - Two-day general strike is called by unions to protest against the September killings, bringing Conakry to halt and disrupting bauxite exports.

Oct. 29 - The United States restricts travel of junta members and African Union imposes sanctions which include travel restrictions and freezing of bank accounts.

Oct. 30 - France halts cooperation with Guinean institutions and suspends funding of highway project.

Dec. 3 - Camara is wounded in gun attack by his own soldiers. He is evacuated to hospital in Morocco for treatment of head wound. Defence Minister and deputy leader Sekouba Konate returns from trip abroad to take temporary control.

Jan. 6, 2010 - Konate says Camara will require medical attention for some time and, in move applauded across the world, says junta will accept prime minister drawn from opposition ranks.   Continued...

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