In our news around Africa column today, Reuters reported that Guinea Conakry stands the risk of a counter coup if the country does not quickly return to constitutional rule.
Quoting a conflict think-tank group:
"The international community must pressure Guinea's military rulers to restore civilian rule quickly before authoritarian measures erode popular support for anti-corruption moves."
With these statements not only the people of Guinea are worried, but the sub-region and the entire African continent at large would be worried also. The people of Guinea cannot afford to get themselves into yet another crisis of this nature. The regional body ECOWAS, the African Union, and the international community, must act now before it is too late.
Another issue that is of concern is the reported arrest of the late president's family members accusing them of aiding drug traffickers.
However, what one worries about is the tendency of witch hunting a particular group.
The people of Guinea are one big family and they must do all it takes to keep the spirit of brotherhood intact. They must give peace a chance.