President of Guinea submits to military
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Today, the Guinean President Lansana Conté gave into military demands to remove his Minister of Defence, which was a main demand in the three day old military revolt in the African nation. The President also raised the pay of soldiers.
The revolt began when it was leaked that no promotions would occur for Officers unless they had 14 years of service. When this had been announced, junior officers began revolting and making demands of higher pay and the removal of the Minister of Defence, amongst other things.
- Abou Bakr, Associated Press. "Guinean president bows to military demands" — , May 12, 2007
- Reuters. "Guinea president replaces army chiefs after protest" — , May 12, 2007