Massacre in Guinea reveals Putin’s sinister plans for Africa

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Massacre in Guinea reveals Putin’s sinister plans for Africa

Russia has its sights set our riches, and it’s not going to let little things like human rights get in its way

Adrian Blomfield

When police in Guinea shot nine pro-democracy protesters dead last week, Western embassies quietly shared their misgivings with the country’s president, Alpha Conde.

International human rights groups were more unequivocal, with François Patuel, of Amnesty International, calling it “a shameful attempt by Guinean authorities to stifle dissent by any means necessary”.

But one major power seemed unperturbed. Conde’s ruthless response to protests not only suited Russia, it seems probable that it was tacitly endorsed by the Kremlin...

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