Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, dubbed Europe’s last dictator, ended his three-day official visit to Zimbabwe on 1 February after presiding ... over the signing of several bilateral agreements between the two nations in the capital Harare.
During a congressional hearing on US-Africa policy on Wednesday, Molly Phee, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs announced that she will dispatch her deputy, Michael Gonzales, to Conakry this week. Gonzales is carrying a letter to Prime Minister Mohamed Beavogui, a former civil servant who was installed by the military in October.
Phee said she also met with Ambassador Kerfalla Yansane in Washington on Tuesday.
“The purpose of both of these engagements,” Phee told Congress, “was to talk to the transitional government of the importance of moving forward in the coming year to set an electoral calendar and to get Guinea back on track in terms of its return to democracy.”