A four-day workshop has ended in Conakry, Guinea. The meeting brought together around twenty-five participants from countries, including Argentina, the Caribbean, and the Netherlands, and with most of them civil society activists. Other participants included one person from the ACP Secretariat, and a consultant who gave a presentation on the Guinean situation with regard to EPAs. The aim of the meeting was for NGOs to strategise around the so-called Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) more

A pall of heavy smoke from thousands of backyard bonfires lit to chase away an evil spirit has created a foul atmosphere in the Guinean capital Conakry. Health workers and environmentalists have appealed over the radio for people to put out the fires, which have clogged the air with pollution for several days.