The African Union said on Oct. 29 it was imposing immediate sanctions against the leaders of Guinea's ruling military junta, which took power in a coup last December. "These sanctions are targeted at the civilians and military personnel that are perpetuating these unconstitutional acts in Guinea. It is not intended to target the people of Guinea," Lamamra Ramtane, AU commissioner for peace and security, told a meeting of the AU in Nigeria. Junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara pledged to rein in security forces and transfer power to civilian rule through free elections, but so far has taken little action other than to try to shift blame for the September 28 massacre of peaceful demonstrators that that took more than 150 lives. In attempting to hold on to power, he proves he is incapable of, and unfit for, being in power. (Reuters, VOA)

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