Tommy Trenchard

Conakry, Guinea

Hawa Drame outside her old house where she found out her father had been arrested. The government of Sekou Toure went on to execute her father and confiscate the house.

'My father was an early Guinean intellectual. He was minister of planning at the time he was arrested in 1976. It happened at night. These arrests always happened at night. When I arrived in the morning I learned my father was gone. I never saw him again. Years later we found out that he was dead. It's a huge injustice. Sekou Toure confiscated our house and all our things. First we need to know the truth before any kind of reconciliation. We can't understand why we're still in this state. The authorities know what happened, but perhaps they were involved in the process. I am frustrated. It's been five years of democracy and nothing has been done. Why?'

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