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25 March 2017 11:41 (South Africa)

Ecowas slaps arms embargo on Guinea

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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West Africa’s regional economic body Ecowas has imposed an arms embargo on Guinea after troops killed about 200 demonstrators in the capital, Conakry, last month. The bloc has accused Guinea’s leaders of mass human rights violations after troops shot and raped civilians when some 50,000 people took to the streets to protest coup leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara’s intention to run in presidential elections in January. Camara has now postponed his decision after the African Union gave him until Saturday to say he would not run. The 15-member Ecowas group says Guinea poses a threat to regional peace, security and stability.

Read more: Reuters, BBC

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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