just think about this…
From the BBC:
At least 87 people have been killed after troops in Guinea opened fire on a huge opposition rally in the capital Conakry, reports say.
An earlier death toll of 58 rose by nearly 30 late on Monday, according to unnamed police sources.
Some 50,000 people rallied against Capt Moussa Dadis Camara who seized power in Guinea in a bloodless coup last year.
The rally was triggered by indications he is to reverse a pledge not to run in a presidential vote set for January.
“There are 87 bodies that were collected in and around the stadium after the military came through,” a police source told the AFP news agency.
Four women are among the dead.
There has been no independent confirmation of the casualty figures, and the Guinean authorities have made no public comment.
Meanwhile, France issued a statement strongly condemning the “violent repression” of opposition demonstrators in its former colony.
The BBC’s Alhassan Sillah says a doctor at government hospital in Conakry said his wards looked like “a butchery”.
Reports also say at least two opposition leaders have been arrested.
“They just started to shoot people directly… They tried to kill us,” Sidya Toure, former prime minister and now an opposition leader, told the BBC’s Focus on Africa from a hospital.
He said he had been badly injured in the head, and was speaking secretly from the hospital’s toilet as the military was not allowing opposition members any contacts with the media.
Pray for those hurt and killed in Africa today not merely in Guinea but also for the bloodshed that continues to occur throughout the entire continent.
A huge h/t to Allen Ottaro who you’ll remember from our World Youth Day videos for pointing us towards this story