On Wednesday as I was taking the train up to the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, I received the call from the Peace Corps; the Guinea program has been cancelled.
By Thursday I managed to talk to the Peace Corps placement officer on the phone and she offered me the option of going to Uganda in early March.
I will write more about Uganda when I’ve had a chance to learn more. For now, it is somewhat ironic that the strike in Guinea has ended. However, things are still not politically stable…
“The unions called off their 18-day strike only after securing a deal with embattled President Lasana Conte that will see him replaced as head of government by the new prime minister… “It’s an agreement which is only worthwhile if it is implemented, for the moment it is only a promise,” warned Sidya Toure a former president and the current leader of the opposition Union of Republican Forces.”