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30 May 2017 00:34 (South Africa)

EU nears Guinea arms embargo

  • 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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Shortly after West African economic bloc Ecowas imposed an arms embargo on Guinea’s military rulers for killing some 200 demonstrators last month, the junta is facing an arms embargo by the EU that still has to be formalised. Guinea’s unrest, including widespread rape and beatings by troops, began when coup leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara said he would run in presidential elections early next year. The African Union supported Ecowas in its decision to halt the sale of arms to Guinea, having already sanctioned Camara and other top leaders earlier.

  • 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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