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GUINEA: Timeline, 15 Jan 2010

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CONAKRY, 15 January 2010 (IRIN) - Guinea junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara is to remain in convalescence in Burkina Faso and leave an interim leader in charge to organize a transition to civilian rule, according to an agreement junta officials signed on 15 January.

Tensions have been high in the Guinea capital Conakry amid uncertainty over whether Camara - just off more than one month in a Morocco hospital after an assassination attempt - would return to Guinea, after he arrived in the Burkina capital Ouagadougou on 12 January.

Groups supporting Camara and others supporting interim leader Sékouba Konaté demonstrated at different points throughout Conakry on 14 and 15 January, with Camara backers reportedly gathering at the airport and calling for his return.

A petrol shortage in the capital is disrupting movement and adding to tensions.

15 January 2010 - Junta officials sign agreement holding that injured junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara would remain in Burkina Faso and leave interim leader Sékouba Konaté in power to organize elections and a transition to civilian rule

14 January 2010 - Junta officials meet with mediator, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré, a day after interim leader Sékouba Konaté's arrival in the Burkina capital Ouagadougou

12 January 2010 - Injured junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara arrives in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou after more than one month in hospital in Morocco following an assassination attempt

6 January 2010 - Interim junta leader Sékouba Konaté invites political opposition to name a prime minister to head a transition to civilian rule

28 December 2009 - Interim junta leader Sékouba Konaté visits Moussa Dadis Camara in hospital in Morocco

23 December 2009 - Guineans observe a national holiday, designated by the government, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the arrival in power of the military government self-named the Council for Democracy and Development; streets quiet in the capital Conakry as public administration is closed and a handful of private businesses operating

19 December 2009 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon transmits report of the International Commission of Inquiry on the 28 September events to the Government of Guinea, the Security Council, the Commission of the African Union, and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

17 December 2009 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives UN inquiry commission's report on the events of 28 September; the report says junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara and other military officials responsible for the killing and rape of Guinean civilians

13 December 2009 - A junta official rejects calls for an international security force to protect civilians, saying such a deployment would be an attack on Guinea's sovereignty

13 December 2009 - The Economic Community of West African States and the International Contact Group on Guinea reiterate calls for an international observation and security force to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance. The calls came at meetings in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, attended by representatives of Guinean political parties and civil society as well as the military junta, which finally sent a delegation after having said it would suspend participation