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Former Guinea junta member arrested
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Conakry (AFP) July 2, 2011

A high-ranking member of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's military junta, which led Guinea for a year until December 2009, was arrested by the army, his family said Saturday.

Colonel Moussa Keita, an ally of Camara, was stopped "by people in civilian clothes" while in traffic, and was told to get into their truck, a family member said on condition of anonymity.

He was later taken to army headquarters and then to an unknown destination.

"Since then we have not been able to contact him, but his driver came back very dirt with his shirt completely torn," another family member said.

Keita was the permanent secretary of the political wing of a military junta which took power in December 2008 when longtime ruler Lansana Conte died.

In recent weeks Keita has made statements to local media accusing General Sekouba Konate -- head of a transition government put in place after Camara was shot by a close aide - of embezzling $20 million (14 million euro).

Konate is hailed as leading the poor west African nation to its first democratic vote in half a century, in which Alpha Conde was declared president in November 2010.

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11 workers on Chinese building site in Rwanda die in crash
Kigali (AFP) July 2, 2011 - Eleven workers from a Chinese building site were killed when the truck they were travelling on crashed in western Rwanda, Radio Rwanda reported Saturday quoting police.

The workers were sitting on top of the truck's load of sand when it hit a tree by the side of the road in Ngororero district.

The truck belonged to a Chinese company which is building a road between Ngororero and the capital Kigali.

Police spokesman Theos Badege said it was illegal to carry people on trucks, which should only be used to transport other materials, such as sand.

Rwanda has one of the best maintained road networks in the region and accidents are less common than in neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania.

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Witness in Rwanda general shooting feared for life
Johannesburg (AFP) July 1, 2011
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