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Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). More...

Sustained clashes over Ivory Coast’s Ouattara 3rd term as Ecowas urge talks

AljazeeraMore clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African block, ECOWAS and France called for dialogue to end tensions over his contested third term.Ouattara secured the October 31 election by more than 94 percent...

Ivory Coast prosecutor says opposition leaders face prison for rival government

ReutersOpposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s victory, a public prosecutor said on Friday.The opposition boycotted the...

Ivory Coast: Guillaume Soro calls on military to disobey Ouattara

Associated PressProminent dissident Guillaume Soro, a former prime minister who was blocked from running in Ivory Coast’s presidential election, called Wednesday on the country’s military to disobey President Alassane Ouattara after he was allowed to win a controversial third...

Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a poll that the opposition says was unconstitutional.Conde, 82, won around twice as many votes as...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a bitterly fought election that has sparked deadly street violence.With 37 of 38 electoral districts counted,...

Guinea opposition candidate declare self winner of presidential poll

ReutersGuinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared on Monday that he had won the first round of the hotly contested October 18 presidential election, heralding a potential stand-off with election authorities.“Despite the serious anomalies that marred the smooth running...

Over 90 killed in protests against Guinea’s Condé 3rd term bid

Over 90 people have been killed in a crackdown on protests against Guinea's President Alpha Conde's bid to seek a controversial third term in elections at the weekend, a leading opposition group said Monday.The 82-year-old is bidding for re-election...

Amnesty condemns Guinea crackdown on protest

AljazeeraGuinea has failed to hold security forces accountable for the lethal crackdown on anti-government protests since last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, ahead of this month’s presidential poll.At least 50 people were killed during protests against President Alpha...

Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to deepen political tensions in the world’s top cocoa producer.At least a dozen people have been...
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Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...