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      Albert Academy Alumni Association, DC Branch Cordially Invites you to attend our Annual Fund Raising Dinner Dance On Saturday, October 3rd 2009 From 10:00
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2009

      Albert Academy Alumni Association,

      DC Branch


      Invites you to attend our

      Annual Fund Raising Dinner Dance

      On Saturday, October 3rd 2009

      From 10:00 PM to 3:00AM

      At the

      Best Western Hotel

      5910 Princess Garden Parkway,

      Lanham, MD 20706

      Followed By

      Annual Thanksgiving Service

      On Sunday, October 4th 2009

      From 4:00  to 6:30 PMAt

      The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

      9701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring , Maryland  20903

      For Annual Diner Dance tickets please contact:

      Alwyn Taylor 240-413-2859, Abu Bangura 202-421-7066,  Zainab Bangura  202-246-5723, Hawanatu Abu 202-471-0347,  Mustaph Sesay 301-379-7336, Ibrahim Sesay 202-270-1086, Jesmed Suma 240-432-9095, Samuel Jonjo 301-828-5955, Mohamed Sandy 301-537-3479, Saidu Yansanneh 301-523-7073

      Tickets: Patrons: $75 / couple $130    Guests: $45 / couple $80
      --- On Tue, 9/29/09, Gibril Koroma <gkgkoroma@gmail. com> wrote:

      From: Gibril Koroma <gkgkoroma@gmail. com>
      Subject: [SALONEDiscussion] guinea
      To: SALONEDiscussion@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 11:07 PM


      Guinea: 157 killed in military crackdown

       - Wednesday 30 September 2009.
      Doctors treated hundreds of injured civilians in Guinea on Tuesday, a day after the army’s crackdown on a pro-democracy rally that a local human rights group says left more than 150 people dead.
      Dr. Chierno Maadjou of the Guinean Organization for Defence of Human Rights said Tuesday that 157 people died and more than 1,200 people were wounded at Monday’s protest at a stadium in the capital, Conakry.
      The government of the West African country maintained that 57 people died and said an investigation is being launched into who ordered soldiers to open fire on the demonstrators with live ammunition.
      Also Tuesday, media reports said soldiers smelling of alcohol fired their weapons into the air, frightening residents of the capital city.
      The African Union condemned the West African nation’s military for "the indiscriminate firing on unarmed civilians" during the demonstration.
      New York-based Human Rights Watch said eyewitnesses reported that security forces had raped female protesters in the streets, and stabbed protesters with knives and bayonets.
      Corinne Dufka, senior West Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, said the killing of dozens of unarmed protesters is "shocking even by the abusive standards of Guinea’s coup government."
      Protesters in Conakry on Monday. They do not want Dadis to run in the January elections.
      The African Union had suspended Guinea’s membership after military leader Capt. Moussa (Dadis) Camara ( top photo) seized power in Guinea last December in a bloodless coup following the death of longtime dictator Lansana Conte.
      Camara told Radio France International on Monday night the shooting by members of his presidential guard were beyond his control.
      "Those people who committed those atrocities were uncontrollable elements in the military," he said. "Even I, as head of state in this very tense situation, cannot claim to be able to control those elements in the military."
      The opposition protest came after Camara suggested he could run in presidential elections Jan. 31 after initially pledging that he would not run.
      The AU has threatened sanctions against Guinea over Camara’s plans to run for the presidency, and called on the leader to allow for a return to civilian rule.
      The European Union and neighbouring Senegal also denounced the violence, with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana calling for the immediate release of arrested political leaders who remain in custody.
      The opposition protest drew some 50,000 people to the soccer stadium, with demonstrators chanting "We want true democracy."
      Credit: cbc.ca
      What did you think of this article?


      Gibril Koroma
      www.africanmag. ca
      www.thepatrioticvan guard.com

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