The Death of a President

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!


  1. Jessica saw that news online yesterday, and we were wondering how that might affect you. Sudsy will call your dad to see if he answers. I hope he doesn't and that means you were able to reunite with your family. We'll keep you in our good thoughts and prayers.

  2. It's been much too long without your beautiful writing!! The pictures and videos are awesome though - I LOVE IT! Let us know what you are currently up to! Hope the knee is healing well also. We really missed you at TC this year. You are still my hero - God bless, De