Guinea: Ethnic Tensions Likely to Delay Elections

Dec 6, 2011 Full story: Ghanamma.com 35

Analysts and civil servants say more concerted reconciliation efforts between ethnic groups are needed on the part of the President and opposition leaders to avoid another pitched battle in upcoming legislative elections.

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marantz

Freetown, Canada

#1 Dec 7, 2011
there are deep seated suspicions and resentments between ethnic groups, notably the Malinke and the peuhl.

The starting point has to be a relaxation between the administration, the party in power and the political parties vying for election, of gfears that out of power all become vulnerable and cannot vie for achievement.

There needs to be a renewed sense of pride of the kind that thumbed noses at the French colonial attitude towards Guinesa and this sense of pride has to be directed towards self renewal as a nation.

Get on with it!
almamy

Dublin, Ireland

#2 Dec 8, 2011
Marantz,what you said makes sense.But the main problem lies with the administration.Alpha Conde has packed the Government with members of his own ethnic group(malinke).The Mainke comprised of 30% of the population yet hold 90% of Government positions.Its grossly unfair and should be remedied immediately.
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE

Singapore, Singapore

#3 Dec 8, 2011
Why the f*ck is this in the African American forum?

Since: Oct 11

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#4 Dec 8, 2011
Guinea is Africa. We are Africa.
Diongue

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2011
the tensions are certainly there , just a political instrument IMO. the French really made it worse, just like the Belgians did in Rwanda, making Fulani (Peuhl) superioer to other tribes in their policies. theres also resentment against Fulani because they have sucessful business, and are percieved to have money, in fact, Guinea has never had a Fulani president, they have all been Soussou or Malinke. I am from Ssenegal and have a few Guinean Peuhl friends who ran from the country, they feel they can't take it there in Guinea, but t hey long to go back. Hope Guinee doesnt become another Rwanda
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE

Singapore, Singapore

#6 Dec 8, 2011
Guinea is in Africa, Black Americans are not Africans, nor do we give a dxmn about Africa. 95% of Black Americans do not know what or where Guinea is, and this is a BLACK AMERICAN FORUM, so get this African shyt off of here and take it to the African forum if you want to talk about it.

Since: Oct 09

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#7 Dec 8, 2011
This is why I am so ashamed of Africa and I don't care to claim these people. Why can't these losers even agree on an election?

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#8 Dec 8, 2011
Diongue wrote:
the tensions are certainly there , just a political instrument IMO. the French really made it worse, just like the Belgians did in Rwanda, making Fulani (Peuhl) superioer to other tribes in their policies. theres also resentment against Fulani because they have sucessful business, and are percieved to have money, in fact, Guinea has never had a Fulani president, they have all been Soussou or Malinke. I am from Ssenegal and have a few Guinean Peuhl friends who ran from the country, they feel they can't take it there in Guinea, but t hey long to go back. Hope Guinee doesnt become another Rwanda
So?
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE

Singapore, Singapore

#9 Dec 8, 2011
sassyntrashy wrote:
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So?
LOL
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE

Singapore, Singapore

#10 Dec 8, 2011
sassyntrashy wrote:
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So?
I feel you on the Africans thing, it seems like everytime you hear about them they're laid out in the streets starving praying da Obeah man to come down and save them from some civil war. They can't get it together for one minute, long enough to build a stable society.

Talkin about Fulani soussou Malinke like we know what that shyt means. Get that shyt OFF the African American forum please! Were a first world country over here!

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#11 Dec 8, 2011
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE wrote:
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I feel you on the Africans thing, it seems like everytime you hear about them they're laid out in the streets starving praying da Obeah man to come down and save them from some civil war. They can't get it together for one minute, long enough to build a stable society.
Talkin about Fulani soussou Malinke like we know what that shyt means. Get that shyt OFF the African American forum please! Were a first world country over here!
Yes it is so sad the way Africans come here trying to get our attention. I don' hate africans per say but I also don't care about them where I would be concerned about their welfare. Theseelections prove that africans have never had unity and they are nt we should aspire to be like.
asf

Markham, Canada

#12 Dec 8, 2011
ugly sassy is jealous again.

Sassy, these Africans are not thinking about you while you are so fixated and thinking about them.

Since: Oct 09

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#13 Dec 8, 2011
asf wrote:
ugly sassy is jealous again.
Sassy, these Africans are not thinking about you while you are so fixated and thinking about them.
Yeah you all are thinking about me and other black americans so that is why you are here!
Diongue

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Dec 8, 2011
sassyntrashy wrote:
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So?
youre an idiot, the sad thing is, you have probably already reproduced. maybe you should take the time you use to hate people to do something productive with your life. life is passing you by..
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE

Singapore, Singapore

#15 Dec 8, 2011
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it is so sad the way Africans come here trying to get our attention. I don' hate africans per say but I also don't care about them where I would be concerned about their welfare. Theseelections prove that africans have never had unity and they are nt we should aspire to be like.
Exactly! Look at all these African threads on our forum, it's a dxmn shame! I don't give a fxck about the Fulani mandinka soussou tutsi Hutu Igbo Yoruba none of that shyt!
Klaus

Toronto, Canada

#16 Dec 8, 2011
The average iq for a groid in guinea is 59! There is no point in holding any freaking elections.
http://sq.4mg.com/NationIQ.htm

“Leading the Revolution”

Since: Oct 09

UK

#17 Dec 8, 2011
Wow this is sad, black Americans still are not able see how we are all connected. The election is being rigged by France, the former colonial master. The significance is as long as Africa is seen as savages, the entire Black race will be viewed the same. I don't care what Country your passport says, as long as you're black we will always be connected. The good news is, the Continent is making great improvements in infrastructure and education.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#18 Dec 8, 2011
dkanela wrote:
Wow this is sad, black Americans still are not able see how we are all connected. The election is being rigged by France, the former colonial master. The significance is as long as Africa is seen as savages, the entire Black race will be viewed the same. I don't care what Country your passport says, as long as you're black we will always be connected. The good news is, the Continent is making great improvements in infrastructure and education.
You are wrong and we are not see as the same because people do consider our differences. And why do africans allow themselve sto be pimped all the time?
KOLIE

Liège, Belgium

#19 Dec 8, 2011
there is no tensions, only fulani against all other tribes in guinea.
but,they will keep on fslling forever.
KOLIE

Liège, Belgium

#20 Dec 8, 2011
almamy wrote:
Marantz,what you said makes sense.But the main problem lies with the administration.Alpha Conde has packed the Government with members of his own ethnic group(malinke).The Mainke comprised of 30% of the population yet hold 90% of Government positions.Its grossly unfair and should be remedied immediately.
,,,, JUSES!!!!! THIS IS NOT TRUE AT ALL.
BUT ,WE THE FOREST PEOPLE AND THE SUSU ARE WITH PRESIDENT ALPHA CONDE AGAIN, AND YOU CAN NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT.

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