Guinea's junta leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara (pictured), was wounded in an attack by his former aide de camp and is being evacuated to Senegal for treatment. Camara's spokesman said the aide, Toumba Diakite, had been arrested.
Six weeks after the killing of opposition supporters at a rally in Conakry, an interview with the head of the military junta Captain Camara and opposition leader Jean Marie Dore, who is staying in the country to oppose the junta, despite the dangers.
After more than a decade of using the stick in relations with Burma's military junta, the administration of US President Barack Obama has shown signs it also intends to use the carrot - at the risk of upsetting exiled Burmese opposition groups.
African leaders have decided to impose sanctions on military-ruled Guinea in the wake of last month's massacre of scores of opposition supporters in the capital, Conakry, leaving the country increasingly isolated.