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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...

Guinea’s Conde officially confirm bid for 3rd term in office

Guinea's president Alpha Conde on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for a controversial 3rd term as president, a move which had thrown the nation into conflict since 2019.The acceptance also ended months of hiding his ambition to...

Guinea’s Alpha Condé gets wish, set for a 3rd term run

Guinea's president Alpha Condé gets his wish as the ruling party on Thursday urged him to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in the West African state.Under Guinea's constitution, presidents...

Guinea’s Condé enacts new constitution

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.Changing the constitution was hugely controversial in the west African nation, spurring mass...

Conde’s party wins majority in boycotted poll

The electoral commission in Guinea says the party of President Alpha Condé won more than two-thirds of the seats in last month's parliamentary elections, which the opposition boycotted.The government had already declared victory in a referendum held the same...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who fear the reforms are a ploy to extend his grip on power.The proposal to change...

Multiple deaths in post-referendum violence in southern Guinea

Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to local officials, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.The number killed in Nzerekore, the West African state's second-largest city, which borders Liberia, is unclear and...

Protesters battle police in Guinea disputed referendum

Police fired tear in clashes with protesters in Guinea's capital and other cities on Sunday at the start of a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power for a third...

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum

Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday.The vote for a new constitution, was due to take place on March 1 but...
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