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Guinea unions insist on new premier as talks resume

Union leaders in Guinea entered a second day of negotiations on Wednesday aimed at ending a crippling general strike, but they rejected the idea of a trial period for a prime minister whose nomination they oppose. Strike leaders are demanding President Lansana Conte, a reclusive diabetic in his 70s, cede power. They relaunched the stoppage after Conte chose a close ally, Eugene Camara, as prime minister despite having agreed to name a consensus figure. Full Story

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