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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-06-25

Guineans are worried. Their country has no leader and the army has stepped up arrests in its search for the would-be assassin who tried to kill junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara on Dec. 3.

With Guinean junta leader Dadis Camara still in hospital recovering from last week's assassination attempt, the stability of the rudderless country is the biggest anxiety of the country's citizens.

"We want him back in good health," says one Conakry resident. "What we don't want is the assassination of our head of state. After the death of general Lansana Conté, we can't go back, we want to move forward."

Camara, head of a junta that took control of Guinea Conakry a year ago following the death of President Conté, was shot on December 3 by his former aide, Lieutenant Aboubacar "Toumba" Diakité, who is now thought to be on the run.

Camara was taken to Rabat in Morocco where he underwent surgery and remains for the time being. No date has been given for his return to the country.

Since last week, the number of arrests in Guinea has soared as security forces search for Lieutenant Diakité and those who helped him.

Once again, it is ordinary innocent Guineans who fear being caught in the crossfire of a countrywide military crackdown.

"My wish is for a civilian president," says one student, who like many is hoping for a presidential election. "The military solution isn't working."

Date created : 2009-12-09

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