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Guinea electoral boss dies of coronavirus weeks after controversial vote

The chairperson of Guinea’s electoral commission, Amadou Salif Kebe has died of Cthe coronavirus, according to French online news portal, Jeune Afrique.

Mr. Amadou Salif Kebe conducted a very controversial legislative elections and a referendum to allow 82 years President Condé seek a third term just 3 weeks ago in the midst of coronavirus pandemic.

The Independent Electoral Commission, CENI, in a statement confirmed that Kebe had died on Friday April 17, 2020; it did not mention the cause of death.

The Jeune Afrique report, however, cites persons close to deceased confirming that he died on the virus which he is believed to have contracted during the last elections held in the West African country.

The polls March 22 which was staunchly resisted by the oppostion and a partial parliamentary election, was met with violence that resulted in the loss of lives.

As of April 18, Guinea’s confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 477 with 59 recoveries and three deaths.

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