Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
20 févr. 2019 | 09h18 UTC

Guinea: Demonstrations break out in Conakry over power outages Feb. 19-20

Guinea Alerte de sécurité

Demonstrations break out in Conakry over power outages February 19-20; further demonstrations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/2/2019, 12h00 until 25/2/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Conakry

Event

Demonstrations reportedly broke out in the Nongo neighborhood of Conakry overnight on February 19-20 to protest ongoing power outages. According to local sources, protesters burned tires, erected roadblocks, and vandalized the office of a local Guinean Electricity (EDG) building. Further power outages and associated demonstrations are possible in the area in the coming days.

Context

Blackout-related protests are relatively common in Guinea. Civil society protest groups, mainly organized by the political opposition, denounce what they claim is a failure of governance by the government to address the country's poor economic performance.

Advice

Individuals in Conakry are advised to anticipate blackouts in the coming weeks and to keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible. In addition, individuals are advised to be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning. Furthermore, individuals are advised to avoid all demonstrations, to follow all instructions issued by authorities, and to anticipate travel disruptions in affected areas.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées