Guinea: Cloudy Days in Conakry

Like the boy who cried "Wolf!" Guinea's Marxist President Sékou Touré has called for help in fighting off invasions or coups so many times that people scarcely listen to him any more. Once it was a cabal of teachers and trade unionists from within Guinea. Another time it was a plot against Guinea launched by Ivory Coast President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, a longtime Touré enemy. There was an authentic assassination attempt by a knife-wielding Guinean in 1969, but the young fanatic bungled the job, and was lynched by an angry crowd before he...

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