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April 17, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush said Thursday that he will nominate Roger A. McGuire, a career diplomat, as ambassador to Guinea-Bissau. McGuire, 48, is a consular officer in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is a former charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Namibia and has served as a political officer in Zambia.
August 18, 1985
Re the article by Tracy Johnston on Papua New Guinea July 28, there were nice words about the country and Trans Nuigini Tours, but mention should be made that all Trans Niugini Tours offerings are available through Ats/tour Pacific, 116 S. Louise St., Glendale, Calif. 91205, phone (818) 247-4564. There is still space on the Sept. 8 excursion that includes the Independence Day celebrations. GREG STATHAKIS Trans Nuigini Tours Santa Barbara
February 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Rebel soldiers reportedly agreed Saturday to end a mutiny that left 20 people dead in this West African nation and forced its president into hiding.
July 5, 1985
A coup in the West African nation of Guinea has brought former Premier Diarra Traore, a member of the ruling military council, back to power, a broadcast in the capital of Conakry reported. Traore served as premier for eight months after a military coup in April, 1984, that followed the death of longtime dictator Sekou Toure. He was later demoted to education minister as President Lansana Conte reshuffled his Cabinet and abolished the premier's post, alleging incompetence and corruption.
October 3, 1993 | Associated Press
Pro-democracy protests erupted into tribal clashes that have killed at least 18 people, President Gen. Lansana Conte said as he issued an edict banning all demonstrations until presidential elections are held on Dec. 5.
October 30, 2006 | Elena Conis
A "fiery serpent" that plagued the Israelites in the Old Testament and that's been found in Egyptian mummies continues to afflict tens of thousands of people today. The ancient parasitic sickness, known as Guinea worm disease, can still be cured only with an ancient remedy. But experts say the disease is on the verge of becoming ancient history, despite its age-old persistence and the lack of advances in medical treatments.
May 7, 1990 | CHILTON ALPHONSE, of the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation, expressed some views on law enforcement in South-Central Los Angeles. He told The Times: and
It appears to me, working with gangs and drugs, that black male youth are used as guinea pigs by law-enforcement agencies that can so easily and quickly point the finger at the violence that's associated with gangs and black youth. In return, they use the stats associated with those crimes in the inner city to get large amounts of federal dollars. Once the dollars are provided, they are never spent in the impacted area.
September 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Guinea-Bissau's elected leader formally ceded power Wednesday before the eyes of envoys from neighboring states, who couldn't coax the military junta into giving up control it grabbed three days before in a bloodless coup. Cheering crowds marched in the capital of this impoverished coastal West African country to celebrate President Koumba Yala's overthrow. He had become deeply unpopular in his 3 1/2 years in office, presiding over a government so poor it cannot pay its civil servants.
September 28, 1986 | COLMAN ANDREWS
Put down that dish of Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip? Decline that wedge of Chocolate Decadence? Say "No thanks, Frenchy" to that coupe of mousse au chocolate ? What are you anyway? Some kind of dope fiend?
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