On Monday night, the President of Guinea died after 24 years of being president. He has been sick for a long time and it wasn't a surprise. The question is "what will happen now?" No one knows.
For now, I wanted to let you know that Peace Corps has all of us together, safe, and under their supervision. Things are calm; I know images on TV are military tanks in the streets. This may be true in parts of Conakry, but where I am it is almost life as ususal. Lots of places are closed. As far as my New Year's trip to Paris, I'm not sure if I'll get to take it. Everything is on a day-to-day basis. There is a lot of uncertainity about government, but no violence.
My hope for Guinea is a new leader will come to power that will help advance this struggling country. We will see in the days to come.
I have some other blogs for you - fun, Guinean-life blogs; if I get a chance to be online again soon, they'll be here for you!
Until then, Merry Christmas!